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Postby Bob-n » Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:57 pm

New Member, retired electrician
Recent purchase of 1952 Cub
1952 Cub
Retired Electrician

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

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:07 pm

Welcome to the Forum. Let us know if you have any questions.
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we need to think differently."
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Dale Finch
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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

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:50 pm

Welcome! Where do you and your (1st!) Cub live?
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Mike in Louisiana
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Zip Code: 71023
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: LA, Doyline

Re: New Member

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:54 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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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

Postby Glen » Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:39 am

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

Below is the 1955 Cub operator'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, and the index begins on page 70.
It shows how Cubs originally looked in it. The lube section begins on page 14. ... index.html

It shows the electrical system that a 1955 Cub, and a 1952 Cub, originally had.
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 2 pages gone in the lube section, pages 19 and 20.
Below are pages from the manual made after this one with the missing info.
The Fast Hitch shown at the top of the 1st page below was not available on a 1952 Cub, it came out in late 1954. ... e%2026.jpg ... e%2027.jpg ... e%2029.jpg

There is a 1952 Cub owner's manual at the top left of the page at Quick links, if you would rather have that. Click on PDF Manuals, and you can find the owner's manuals. :)

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