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jdh
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New member from Salt Lake

Postby jdh » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:33 pm

Afternoon all, been lurking for a bit, time has come to join and introduce myself. Picked up my Cub back in July, my first Farmall, and it's currently residing in my parking garage next to my 51 8N. Looking forward to joining in with some like minded people here, and learning as much as possible. Please be patient when I have naive questions, I'm new to old tractors and know absolutely nothing.....

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Dale Finch
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Posts: 6244
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:34 am
Zip Code: 27517
Tractors Owned: '51 Cub #140966 "Bruno" with Woods 59 mower
'55 Cub #187541 "Betty" with Fast Hitch
'55 Cub #190482 "Ben" with Woods 42 mower
'55 Cub #191739 "Bertha" with Woods 42 mower
'56 Cub #194370 "Boris" with Mott Flail mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Chapel Hill

Re: New member from Salt Lake

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:53 pm

WELCOME! :hattip: I probably should warn you that these cubs are addictive, and tend to multiply!!

Browse around the site, and post any questions you might have in new posts, but be sure to stroll through the HOW TO section... it's full of great info and solutions to many of the common problems you may come across.

Have fun with your "new" family member! :{_}:
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Bob McCarty
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Tractors Owned: Cubs, MH Pony, Shaw, Allis G, 1934 Silver King, JD LA and LI, Gibson D, David Bradley Tri-Trac
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: CO, Longmont

Re: New member from Salt Lake

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:08 pm

welcome to the Forum.
"We don't need to think more,
we need to think differently."
-Albert Einstein

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Mike in Louisiana
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Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:10 am
Zip Code: 71023
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: LA, Doyline

Re: New member from Salt Lake

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:52 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

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Jeff Silvey
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Posts: 4819
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:30 pm
Zip Code: 46055
Tractors Owned: -
1950 Demo,1956 w/ FH, 1959 w 59" mower,
Cub L-54 Blade,152 Plow
189 plow, LF 194 Plow, Woods 42" Mower,
Choremaster Garden tractors & Implements
Antique Gas engines
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: IN, McCordsville

Re: New member from Salt Lake

Postby Jeff Silvey » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:43 pm

Welcome to the forum. Lots of great info.
In my line of work
" EVERYBODY GOES HOME THE NEXT MORNING"

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Glen
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Posts: 5658
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 from Salt Lake

Postby Glen » Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:27 am

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

The experts on here recommend people read it. It has lots of info about operation, maintenance, and lubrication. There is a table of contents in them, and an index in some of them.
It shows how Cubs originally looked in them. There is a lube section in them.

You didn't say the year of your Cub, or I would have posted an operator's manual here.

It shows in them where to find the tractor serial number, if you have it you can find the year of your Cub at the top of the page, at Cub Info.
The serial number is on a plate close to where the long steering shaft goes into the housing.
Sometimes they are painted over by someone, or the words on it are faded away.
The serial number is stamped into the plate.

It shows the electrical system that Cubs originally had in the operator's manuals.
Cubs made before mid 1964 originally had 6 volt, positive ground electrical systems.
They have said on here that IH didn't make a new manual every year.

The Touch Control fluid mentioned in the manual for the Touch Control, was changed later to 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.

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 are Cub operator's manuals at the top of the page at Cub Info, then go to Rudi's Manuals.

There are also Cub operator's manuals at the top left of the page at Quick links, click on PDF Manuals, and you can find the operator's manuals. :)

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Re: New member from Salt Lake

Postby jdh » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:11 am

Thanks everyone, and Glen, my Cub is a 49.

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Glen
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Posts: 5658
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 from Salt Lake

Postby Glen » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:14 pm

Hi,
Below is the 1949 Cub owner's manual, it has lots of info. The experts on here recommend people read it. There is a table of contents on page 1, and the lube section begins on page 14.
There isn't a manual for every year.

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

The recommendation in it to use 10 weight motor oil in the Touch Control was changed later to 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 it. :)

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Stanton
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Tractors Owned: 1942 Farmall AV, serial #87025
1947 Farmall Circle Cub, serial #2116
1948 Farmall Cub, serial #46066
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Lone Jack, MO

Re: New member from Salt Lake

Postby Stanton » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:31 am

Welcome to the Forum!

Take some time and read through a few threads to acquaint yourself with the Forum:

Don't know if you have any of the manuals to your Cub, but now that you’ve logged your 2nd post, you'll have access to the all the PDF Manuals on this site. There’s a few ways to do that:
  • From a desktop or laptop, go to "Quick Links" in the upper left corner of your screen. Hit that and a pull-down appears where you'll find "PDF Manuals".
  • You can also go to “Cub Info” in the upper toolbar, then hit “Rudi’s Manuals”. From there, you can access a variety of information.
  • If you're using a phone, go to the "Links Directory" (second category down the main page). Once in "Links Directory" , scroll down to the second section "Tractor Parts & Manuals" and you'll find them there.

You'll be able to download an Owner's Manual (very strongly recommended) and any service manuals that interest you. Implement Manuals are also available.

We’d encourage you to take the Safety Test located in the Safety Forum: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=68084

Might also enjoy reading through this thread (even though it’s for a Cub, much can be applied to any tractor just brought home): What to do with a Cub you just brought home

There are also casting dates on your cast iron pieces that you may cross reference here: http://www.tmtractor.com/id/id_001.htm

There are a lot of good threads dealing with Cub repair and maintenance in the How To Forum. Located here: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=11

Take some pictures of your Cub and post them, we’d like to see it.

Remember:
• When you have a specific question, start a new thread in the appropriate sub-forum.
• Before posting, use the Preview button before hitting Submit--it'll show you exactly what your post will look like, including pictures.
• When adding your comments to a thread, be sure to look at the date of the last poster. If it’s more than a 6 months old, the posters are probably not going to see it. Consider starting a new thread.

Glad you joined us.

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jdh
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Re: New member from Salt Lake

Postby jdh » Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:22 pm

Thanks guys!


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