What's This? A 1913 Cub??

Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:19 pm

I thought my 1947 Cub was one of the first, but???? I think the story goes like this: The Wallis Tractor Co was a branch of the Case Plowshare Co and made a tractor called the Wallis Bear. In 1913, they introduced a "small" tractor into the line which they called the Cub. A "demonstrator" model toured the country in it's own railroad boxcar in order to demonstrate it's plowing capability. Here is a picture of the Cub off-loading from the boxcar. It should be painted white?? I think my Cub looks better!!!!! Al D

http://www.antiquefarming.com/images/farmtractor.jpg

Re: What's This? A 1913 Cub??

Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:33 pm

I think that cub weighs about the equivalent of 3 of our cubs., but not much more horsepower

Re: What's This? A 1913 Cub??

Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:23 am

Also the first puncture proof tires....LOL...

Re: What's This? A 1913 Cub??

Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:51 am

It was also way ahead of the "modern" cub with underslung exhaust!

Todd

Re: What's This? A 1913 Cub??

Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:01 am

There is no doubt this is what George Willer used as his model when he built his tricycle Cub.

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"Trike", now owned by Steve Butram. Driven here by Gary Dotson.

Re: What's This? A 1913 Cub??

Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:56 pm

I have seen mention of Mr. Willer's Tricycle Cub...Good to actually see a picture of it...Is that a "B' rearend and possibly an "H" front? He must have been a smart man...

Re: What's This? A 1913 Cub??

Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:09 pm

JRICK wrote:Is that a "B' rearend and possibly an "H" front?


Nope it isn't. I know that George built the front tricycle assembly from scratch and he did the rear from Cub parts machining what he needed. He was a great fabricator.

JRICK wrote:He must have been a smart man...


And yes, he was one of the smartest men I ever knew. Proud to have him as one of my mentors :!:JRICK