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Does anyone else think that the Steering Arms look longer than a normal f cub or lo boy? They are however identical on these two tractors from what I see. Look at the new pictures (3rd & 4th pic) and the one I posted earlier.
I do not have a definitive answer. Much of this is conjecture -- taken from some comments made years ago when we first found a pic of this particular Cub. There were a couple similar ones on at the time .. I wish I had the pictures ... but I wasn't as anal then as I am now about saving pics of interesting Cubs and Cub modifications/conversions. There are references to the different threads in the post above.
As Jim said, there is no sure proof...
And he may be correct. It is just something I remember.
From what I understand and remember from visiting various orchards in southern California when I lived there back in the late 70's, many of the operations had to have tractors specifically modified to fill some of their requirements depending on the operation. We are all familiar with the funny looking Hi-Crop A's etc., from California so this one is not much different. The Avocado Cub as it has been called (I did not coin that name btw), needed to be very low to clear the lowest fruit bearing branches of the avocado trees. Aside from that I have no clue. This is all just anecdotal as I have never personally seen a Cub that I can remember in these orchards/groves.
I googled Avocado Orchards and one of the hits is this one. California Avocado Grove Tour. In this video you can see how close to the ground the fruit grows.
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Yes, Allen, we had a great vacation.
As for the discussion on the "Avocado Cub," given the location (Beatty, Nevada. It was owned locally.) of this Cub, it is entirely conceivable that it is, in fact, an "Avocado Cub." The major avocado production, in California, is in 5 southern coastal counties and a couple of counties in the southern Central Valley. So, someone wanting one of these puppies could easily get one "relatively" close to home.
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Very interesting...thanks for sharing!!
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Surely a professional job on it. I would venture that it is a standard Cub that was chopped.
I remember a lowered Lo Boy at RPRU in PA, but that was originally a Lo Boy:
This Cub was posted by Trent at a RPRU
1971 Cub (Rufus) 1950 Cub (Cathy) 1965 Lo Boy Fast Hitch (Nameless III) 1970 Cub 1000 Loader & Fast Hitch (Lee)
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