Tractor Names...

Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:22 am

Hello...I have noticed alot of you guys, and Gals naming your Cubs'...just wondering how you are coming up with these names..
I currently have three Cubs, ( My first the original family Cub since 1959...), all without names....Suggestions on naming I suppose is my question....
Thanks....
Original Family Cub
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2nd Cub
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Re: Tractor Names...

Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:41 am

Larry,Curly and Moe. The one with the lawn mower gas tank being Curly.

Re: Tractor Names...

Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:48 am

if you have any kids, ask them. :D

Bob

Re: Tractor Names...

Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:00 am

I've never found a need to name my Cubs, besides they will not come to me if I call them by name. :) Sometimes my dog won't come either.

Bill

Re: Tractor Names...

Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:05 am

Naming tractors is a very personal thing. All my tractors are named for either neighbors or people from whom I purchased them (also neighbors).

'47 Circle Cub -- "Nellie" (wonderful neighbor lady whom I loved and respected greatly; now passed)
'48 Cub -- "Gene" (Nellie's husband; the tractor is rough around the edges and needs a major overhaul; so did he, but I liked Gene immensely; great neighbor; now passed)
'49 Cub with Grosshart Post Hole Digger -- "Walter" (purchased from neighbor two doors up from me; his personality got down under a lot of people's skin; though I enjoyed the visits we had; helped me pull the Cub out of his fencerow and load; just passed last month)
'45 H -- "Paul" (newest addition to the fleet, not really sold on a one syllable name, but a great neighbor down the road from me)

Since I like my tractors, I named them for people I liked as well. You don't have to name your tractors. Don't feel like you're being left out or something. Some people just call them by the year (i.e. the '50, or the '48, etc.). I think if you're of a certain mindset, you'll name 'em. Otherwise, I wouldn't think about it.

Hope this helps.

Re: Tractor Names...

Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:06 am

I can't give you any suggestions, well I guess I could but I won't. :D I will say that sometimes there's something unique about a tractor or if you have more than one (like you) there is a theme. TV show character themes seem popular and sometimes family member names are used.

Re: Tractor Names...

Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:40 am

To be honest I used to think that naming tractors was sort of silly. Now that I have multiples, I can see where it has a certain usefulness just to be able to tell the difference between them. My Cub I sometimes refer to as "the paperweight" because when I got it, that was about all it was good for. Of my 4 Super As two of them have names--Old Ugly, my working tractor, because it is very, very ugly, and Old Whitey, because it's a white demo. It's all personal preference when it comes to names, anything is better than calling one "That @##$# Tractor!"

Al

Re: Tractor Names...

Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:11 am

I'm with Super A. Mainly if you have multiples referring to the "Cub" or the "red one" doesn't do much to identify which one you are talking about. Of course once you name them you have to remember which one is which :D

Re: Tractor Names...

Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:22 am

My 4 year old daughter named our tractors " Harry" the Cub and "Betty Red Belly" the 8N! :D

Re: Tractor Names...

Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:55 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:if you have any kids, ask them.


I echo Bobs' suggestion. Children are creative and remarkably perceptive at hooking an appropriate name to a vehicle.

As to why I name my vehicles, it is because my father named everything, so I'm carrying on a family tradition.

Just remember though - even though you can give them masculine names (like my Eddie), they are still feminine in gender.

Re: Tractor Names...

Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:07 pm

Thanks for all the responses..They are ALL great!!..some things to think about....Tom :D

Re: Tractor Names...

Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:53 pm

The CUBINATOR was named by a foriegn exchange student I hosted a few years back. He loved mowing on that old tractor and was convinced that it was the most powerfull mower on the planet! He said it was the cub equivilent of the terminator. Shortened to the CUBINATOR.

Re: Tractor Names...

Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:51 pm

I have MANY names for my 52 CUB [ when it won't start] !!

Re: Tractor Names...

Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:40 pm

I have always put names on my tractors, but I don't know why :?: My present Cub is called "Ardee" because that is the name of the town in Co. Louth, nearest where I bought it. 8) 8)
Bernard,
Donegal Cub.

Re: Tractor Names...

Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:52 pm

I don't name my tractors, but last summer when I was washing my Cub, my neighbors 6 year old son asked me what the name of my tractor was. I had to think fast (yeah right) and told him "little red". He ran over to his Dad and told him the name of my tractor. I can see that boy owning a Cub or two in the future.