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Postby Tom Evans » Thu Nov 11, 2004 6:47 pm

Haloween weekend we had a hayride for the Grandkids and their parents. This was the first time since I bought my 1957 Cub Lowboy last spring that I had an chance to put the Cub to work. So I was a little apprehensive. My Cub ran flawlessly and everyone had a ball. Not bad considering it was pulling over 2000lbs for over an hour. Everyone had a great time and wanted to keep going. Even my wife appreciates the Cub a little more now. She teases me that I spend more time out in the garage hugging the Cub than I do with her. Anyway, this will become at least an annual even for us. So far I've rebuilt the front axle, put in new rear axle and PTO seals / gaskets, brakes, made drawbar brackets, replaced the floorpan, battery box, rebuilt the carburator, and restored the fenders, front grill, seat, and wheels. I plan on completing the restoration this winter, but I'm getting the urge to hook up the snowplow to see how it performs. I'll keep you posted on the progress.

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Postby Bigdog » Thu Nov 11, 2004 6:57 pm

Sounds like a fun week-end Tom. I'm glad you had enjoyed your cub. Remember to stay safe on those hayrides!
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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:55 pm

Sounds like you had a great time. Just remember that at 2000 pounds the trailer had your cub outweighed by about 400 . Be careful of hills and such.
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Postby Rudi » Thu Nov 11, 2004 9:15 pm


Sounds like you had a grand old time and enjoyed the quality Seat Time :!: :D

Do not have any trepidations about plowing snow with your Cub. I do it all the time up here in NB, and it is about the most enjoyable thing I do in the winter aside from work on little projects for Ellie or for my wife around the house.

Get out and enjoy winter :!: Ride a Cub :!: :D :lol:
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