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dmstreet51
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Zip Code: 20837
Tractors Owned: 1950 Farmall Cub

New member & Cub owner

Postby dmstreet51 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:10 pm

Hi, all. New owner of a '47 Cub in Poolesville, Maryland (30 miles NW of Washington, DC) Already have a couple of vintage garden tractors, but this is my first "big" tractor.

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Bill V in Md
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Zip Code: 21228
Tractors Owned: 1948 Farmall Cub
LT1045 Cub Cadet
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MD, Catonsville

Re: New member & Cub owner

Postby Bill V in Md » Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:45 pm

Welcome to the forum from another Marylander. This is the best source for Cub info and help. Good luck with your 47.
Bill VanHooser
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Lt.Mike
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Zip Code: 07727
Tractors Owned: 1 -'58 International Cub Lo-Boy
2 - '46 International A's
2 - '52 Farmall Cubs
1 - '53 Farmall Super A
1 - ‘41 Ford 9N with a ‘49 8N Engine
1 - ‘48 (5641) Allis Chalmers G
Location: Farmingdale NJ

Re: New member & Cub owner

Postby Lt.Mike » Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:56 pm

Welcome to the forum, I’m sure you’ll enjoy your Cub! A ‘47 ? What serial number is it? I ask because a low digit ‘47 has been in my sights for awhile now. ;)
You said you’ve got other vintage garden tractors, look at some of the other portions of this forum board and you’ll find there are plenty of others with interest in those too.
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"

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Glen
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Zip Code: 00000
Tractors Owned: 1956 Farmall Cub with Fast Hitch, F-11 plow, Disc, Cultivator, Cub-22 mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Wa.

Re: New member & Cub owner

Postby Glen » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:00 am

Hi,
The Cub owner's manual can help you learn about maintenance that the Cub needs.

Below is the 1947 Cub owner's manual. The experts on here recommend people read it. It has lots of info about operation, maintenance, and lubrication. There is a table of contents on page 1.
It shows how Cubs originally looked in it. The lube section begins on page 14.

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

It shows the electrical system that a 1947 Cub originally had.
Cubs made before mid 1964 originally had 6 volt, positive ground electrical systems.

There is no info in the manual for the Touch Control, it is in newer Cub operator's manuals.
The Touch Control uses Case IH Hy-Tran fluid. It is sold at Case IH dealers.
There are other brands, be sure it works with IH hydraulic systems before buying one.

Below is a post I made about checking and changing the Touch Control fluid, and removing the air from the system.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=106664

I would check or change all the oils before using the Cub. Using it with low oil in a gear housing can damage the parts in the housing.
There are 3 separate gear housings, with 3 separate oil levels to check, in the rear area of a Cub, the transmission, and 2 final drives.

The transmissions in Cubs commonly get water in them, from rain, or condensation inside the housing over time.

The air cleaner is an oil bath air cleaner. Dirt that is sucked in settles to the bottom of the oil cup. It should have clean, light motor oil in the oil cup to work right.

There is a search box at the top of the page, to the right of the Farmall Cub, you can find info in posts that have been made. :)

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Mike in Louisiana
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Re: New member & Cub owner

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:11 am

Welcome to the forum.
1975 cub (LouAnn) serial # 245946, 1941 John Deere Model H

Good judgment comes from experience,
and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers

dmstreet51
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Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:52 pm
Zip Code: 20837
Tractors Owned: 1950 Farmall Cub

Re: New member & Cub owner

Postby dmstreet51 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:25 pm

Profuse apologies all...Turns out my Cub isn't a 1947 vintage, but rather 1950. Silly me, I was going by what the seller told me, but after scrubbing a layer of paint off the serial number plate, I discovered the serial number is 105454, so 1950. Yeah, I know, shouldn't have maybe taken the seller's word on it, but no harm done...It's still older than me by a year! :oops:

tst
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Re: New member & Cub owner

Postby tst » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:42 pm

that serial # falls in the demo range, look around the paint under the hood/floorboard, see if any white paint is there

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Glen
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Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:33 pm
Zip Code: 00000
Tractors Owned: 1956 Farmall Cub with Fast Hitch, F-11 plow, Disc, Cultivator, Cub-22 mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Wa.

Re: New member & Cub owner

Postby Glen » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:14 am

Below is the 1950 Cub owner's manual.
Most things are about the same as in the 1947 owner's manual, except the clutch pedal free play adjustment is different after mid 1948.
This manual has Touch Control info. :)

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


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