Implement Colors?

Mon Dec 27, 2004 4:27 pm

Just a quick historical question - Why are some of the Cub implements painted blue instead of Farmall Red?

Mon Dec 27, 2004 4:44 pm

That's the way they came new.

Bill

Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:35 pm

I believe blue was used as a selling point in that they made the matched implements look good hanging on a Cub.

Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:43 pm

They definitley look good that way. Taht's the reason I asked bud to paint my hand lift blue when he rebuilt Missy for me.

Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:08 am

I read it or heard somewhere that if you got the implements from the factory they were red. If you bought them from a dealer they were blue. If George or Jim are out there maybe thay can confirm or shoot this theory to he_ _.

Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:15 am

I think it had more to do with year than origination. When I was deciding on what colors for my hand lift on Missy one of the members found the Ih paint decisions on colors. The hand lift origianlly came off my 48 and blue was the correct color, but Missy was a mid 49 and was bordreline on when they made the change. I decided to go with blue, since I like the looks.

Tue Dec 28, 2004 12:29 pm

I heard it was patriotic, the good old red white and blue. Acuatally the white was kind of ivory.

Mike

Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:35 pm

Cub Implements were Blue, Red, IH "polar bear white", white, yellow and combinations of most of them.
Many of the implements cam in a range of colors depending on year etc....

I know I confused this even further.

Mike

Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:42 am

Older F/H plows were Red/Blue, and later ones were creame/black. my disk was red and rust(mostly rust), now cream/black as is my moldboard. All other impliments will be painted that way because I like it that way. Makes them look like late model equipment.