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Greetings! I just bought my first cub!

Postby seamajor » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:50 pm

Hello,

I'm so excited. I have just purchased a 1975 Cub with fast-hitch. My son and I took it over to a gravel driveway to use our landscape rake we had recently purchased for our 140. I was surprised that the cub handled it so well. I can tell this is going to be a great little tractor to haul to and from our farm land. We live in NC, in the town limits so we are keeping the cub in our garage. We keep the 140 at my wife's family farm and will use the cub on my family farm (so glad it fits on my 5.5 x 10' trailer!). I've wanted one for a while, but have been patiently waiting for a late model with fast hitch. At some point, I'd like to get the fast hitch bottom plow and a disk, and perhaps cultvators (could rob the 140 I guess). But for now, it will be doing grading duty with the scrape blade and the landscape rake. Does anyone know where I can get the proper decals for it? This tractor was recently painted (red, not yellow). Anyway, I hope to learn lots about my cub from everyone here.

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Re: Greetings! I just bought my first cub!

Postby Crimson Tim » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:15 pm

Congratulations and welcome!
Be sure to check out the owners manuals and service manuals under the “quick links” above. You might have to post another time or two to gain access.

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Re: Greetings! I just bought my first cub!

Postby Shane Nelson » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:19 pm

Welcome fellow North Carolinian! Congrats on your purchase!
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Re: Greetings! I just bought my first cub!

Postby Clip » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:30 pm

Welcome from the southern coast of NC!

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Re: Greetings! I just bought my first cub!

Postby Peter Person » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:17 pm

Welcome to the forum.
Not far from you at all - https://www.facebook.com/events/300065567157378/
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Will be a great opportunity to learn a ton and meet some fellow members.

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Re: Greetings! I just bought my first cub!

Postby staninlowerAL » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:04 pm

Very little if any of the cultivators from a 140 will fit on a cub so I'm told.

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Re: Greetings! I just bought my first cub!

Postby Glen » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:15 pm

Hi,
TM Tractor probably has decals for the Cub.
Below is a page of decals, the ones for the sides of the hood would be the 2nd one down the page, or the 4th one down the page, depending on the serial number of the Cub.
IH changed the Cubs some at serial number 248125, which was during 1975.
Look at the serial number plate and you can find the number yours is, and check the year it was made, if you didn't before.
I think the guys have said that there were few decals on the newer Cubs, maybe member tst or someone will write about it.

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/de/de_003.htm

Below is the Cub owner's manual for a 1975 Cub before serial number 248125. There is a newer manual for Cubs after that serial number. The experts on here recommend people read it, it has much info about operation, maintenance, and lubrication.
They recommend checking or changing all the oils when you first buy a Cub. It is shown in the Lubrication section of the manual.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... index.html

This page below shows where the serial numbers are, and shows what the plate originally looked like. If the plate has been painted over by someone, it can be harder to read the number. The number should be stamped into the plate, use a light, and you can probably read it. :)

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-03.jpg

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Re: Greetings! I just bought my first cub!

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:31 pm

Welcome from another NC-er...Chapel Hill !! Congrats on your "new-to-you" cub! Holler if you have any questions, and have fun!

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Re: Greetings! I just bought my first cub!

Postby Waif » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:01 pm

Welcome seamajor.
Congrats! Reads like a great Cub.
(The 140 is a neat critter too.)

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Re: Greetings! I just bought my first cub!

Postby Drfting1 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:43 pm

Welcome!.. Congrates on your cub! Used to live close, son still does..
Bill

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Re: Greetings! I just bought my first cub!

Postby Drfting1 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:45 pm

Welcome!.. Congrates on your cub! Used to live close, son still does.. Please post a pic
Bill

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Re: Greetings! I just bought my first cub!

Postby T-Mo » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:40 am

Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Greetings! I just bought my first cub!

Postby seamajor » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:56 am

Here are a couple of pictures of the cub. The serial number is 246573...so how do I know which decals to put on it?
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cubtractor.jpg
cubfasthitch.jpg

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Re: Greetings! I just bought my first cub!

Postby Don_W » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:25 am

Congratulations in the new CUB. They are lots of fun and just a little addicting :D This is the best site around for info and help.

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Re: Greetings! I just bought my first cub!

Postby seamajor » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:07 pm

Thanks for this information! I'm going to purchase the decal today and be sure to check out the manual.

Glen wrote:Hi,
TM Tractor probably has decals for the Cub.
Below is a page of decals, the ones for the sides of the hood would be the 2nd one down the page, or the 4th one down the page, depending on the serial number of the Cub.
IH changed the Cubs some at serial number 248125, which was during 1975.
Look at the serial number plate and you can find the number yours is, and check the year it was made, if you didn't before.
I think the guys have said that there were few decals on the newer Cubs, maybe member tst or someone will write about it.

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/de/de_003.htm

Below is the Cub owner's manual for a 1975 Cub before serial number 248125. There is a newer manual for Cubs after that serial number. The experts on here recommend people read it, it has much info about operation, maintenance, and lubrication.
They recommend checking or changing all the oils when you first buy a Cub. It is shown in the Lubrication section of the manual.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... index.html

This page below shows where the serial numbers are, and shows what the plate originally looked like. If the plate has been painted over by someone, it can be harder to read the number. The number should be stamped into the plate, use a light, and you can probably read it. :)

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-03.jpg


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