I've updated the Cub Database file above due to an oversight on my part! (sorry Peter!) All the other versions remain unchanged.
A lot have asked me what is the point of collecting and compiling this information, and how it benefits the community as a whole. Since this project started some years back with Trent McPeak, we have learned quite a bit about the production of these machines, the timeline of changes, and put to rest quite a few folklore's. Here are just a few of the major things that the database has helped to uncover:
- We know that without a doubt, not all tractors produced during the "Demonstrator" era were painted white, and that there was quite possibly three different runs of white Cubs. The percentage of White to Red during this timeframe are approximately 60/40 respectively.
- We know that not all '47 Cubs were "Circle Cubs", and that the decal change on the tractors coincided with the IH decision to discontinue the decals almost immediately. The SN range of this change has been narrowed down to around tractor SN 3900 +/- 400.
- We know that without a doubt, not all late model tractors were painted Red, nor were all the '79 models Red. We also know that the hood changes during these years didn't happen immediately, and that the stockpile was used up until depleted until the generator holes were eliminated in '78.
- We know that the Red with White hooded tractors were a real paint scheme from IH in '64.
- We know that the "Trimmed Dash" was not a fluke, and was a real part for some 1000 consecutive Cubs during the '48 production year.
- We know that the C-60 Power Units had their own SN identification tracking starting in '49, and by themselves cannot account for the tractor SN to engine SN separation that started in '47. Also, that the U-1/UC-60 SN's were tracked separately from the Baler/Combine engines. (so 3 different sets of SNs)
- We know that the "McCormick-Deering" decal change to "McCormick" did not coincide with the "Long Ear" to "Short Ear" dash.
There are many other smaller things that the information has helped to uncover or clear up. Many on this site still may be indifferent, and thats ok. I understand that probably most here are looking for help to get their tractor up and running to simply mow their lawn or tend to their garden. Being a member on this site does in no way insinuate that one has to participate with this project! But if you are willing to take a few minutes to write some numbers down, many here will appreciate it!
If anyone has sent information before, and would like to add more data, I'll take it at any time. If you sent information and it isn't included, please, please let me know! Don't be afraid to send me a PM to let me know I left your information out. It is hard to keep track to thousands and thousands of data points for the listing, especially from the numerous online sources, but accuracy is key to such databases as this, and I need your help to keep me honest.
Thanks to everyone again for letting me continue this. I hope you find it to be a good resource during your restorations and weekend projects!