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ktinsley12091960
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Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:32 pm
Zip Code: 81505
Tractors Owned: 1948 Farmall Cub
Location: Grand Junction Colorado

New Member in Grand Junction Colorado

Postby ktinsley12091960 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:54 pm

Hi all,
Kevin Tinsley here, just bought a 1948 CUB at auction. We had one on the small farm in Maryland we had when I was growing up. (1970's). Just want something to tinker with. I got a bunch of implements I want to sell to a good home very reasonably. I have a post listing all in the vine, I will post a the belly mower with pictures separately.


thanks.

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Stanton
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Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:56 am
Zip Code: 64070
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 in Grand Junction Colorado

Postby Stanton » Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:52 am

Welcome to the Forum, Kevin!

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 after your 2nd post on the Forum, 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: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

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 tractor and post them, we’d like to see them.

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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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 in Grand Junction Colorado

Postby Glen » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:30 pm

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

Below is the 1949 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 1949, and 1948 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 10W oil mentioned in the manual for the Touch Control, was changed later to use 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.

If the serial number of your Cub is 32228 or below, the clutch pedal free play adjustment is different than this manual shows.
IH changed the adjustment method during 1948.
This manual shows the newer method.
The first method is shown in the 1947 owner's manual.

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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Bill V in Md
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Posts: 1018
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 6:51 pm
Zip Code: 21228
Tractors Owned: 1948 Farmall Cub
LT1045 Cub Cadet
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MD, Catonsville

Re: New Member in Grand Junction Colorado

Postby Bill V in Md » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:50 pm

Hey Kevin. Looks like we switched places. I live in Maryland now, but worked on a project at the Cameo Power Plant, just outside Grand Junction in the mid 70’s. I believe they closed that plant in 2010. Beautiful country. Welcome to the forum.
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Tractors Owned: 1948 Cub, Kittie; 1948 Cub, Harold; 1949 Cub, 49er; 1951 Cub, Tucker; 1951 Cub, Homely; 1956 Cub High Crop; 1957 Cub Loboy; 57 Cub Loboy w/fasthitch + 194 plow; 1958 Cub LoBoy w/FH, Popeye; 1961 Cub, Beater; #1-1962 Cub Loboy Dually (Originally Orange) w/Foot Throttle; #2-1962 Cub Loboy Dually (Originally Orange) w/Foot throttle; Yellow 1963 Cub Loboy and blade; 1970 Cub, Cubbie; and 5 other Cubs in various stages of disaasembly and disrepair; 1962 Cub Cadet Original; 2 other Cub Cadet Originals; Cub Cadet 100; Cub Cadet 124 w/Creeper; Cub Cadet 147; 2 Cub Cadet 129's; Cub Cadet 149; 1948 Allis Chalmers C w/single frontwheel; 1944 Farmall H w/Tokhiem Cab; 2 One Point Fasthitch Carriers; 2-#100 Fasthitch Rear Blade; 2 Sets Cub 144 Cultivators; 2 Sets Cub #252 Cultivators; 3 Cub #193 Mouldboard Plows; 1 Cub #193 Slatted Plow; 1 1948 Cub-54 Snow Plow; 3 Cub-54 49-5 Snow Plows; Cub #6 Tool Bar w/Disc Blades & Middlebuster. 2-#105 sickle mowers, #152 disc plow
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Grand Island, Nebraska

Re: New Member in Grand Junction Colorado

Postby Cubfriend » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:56 am

Welcome to the forum Kevin! Hope to see you at the Rocky Mountain Cubfest in September. Have fun with your 48 Cub.
Frank

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Mike in Louisiana
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Zip Code: 71023
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: LA, Doyline

Re: New Member in Grand Junction Colorado

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:52 am

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

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