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new cuby, old beek

Postby phill_mi » Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:23 pm

Greetings, My neighbor found a 48 Farmall Cub, as a "barn find" at an estate auction in rough condition with flat tires. He brought it home about a week ago, and browsed this site for information to cleaned it up and get it running. Then he put a 'for sale' sign on it. Although I have a '52 Ferguson TO-30 that I use for plowing and pulling tasks, and '63 gas Farmall 560 with loader, for the heavy lifting tasks, I was looking for a way to cut the tall grass and wild flowers out in the hilly pasture. This Cub has a sickle mounted on it which is what caught my eye as I drove past it. I bought it and brought it home. I found a way to squeeze it into the barn next to the 560 to get it out of the weather. I am reading thorough the manuals and posts on this site about bringing a new Cub home, and I am making a list of issues that I need to research and work on, before I take it out into the field. I hope this tractor will be a working addition to my beekeeping efforts here in West Michigan, and I appreciate all the information shared on this site.

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Re: new cuby, old beek

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:59 pm

Welcome to the Forum. Let us know if we can be of any help.
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we need to think differently."
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Re: new cuby, old beek

Postby Pap » Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:34 pm

Welcome to the forum Phill.
Enjoy the ride.
And good luck with your project.
Are We Having Fun Yet ? :D
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Re: new cuby, old beek

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:59 am

Hello Phil, welcome to the forum.
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Re: new cuby, old beek

Postby Stanton » Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:03 pm

Welcome to the Forum, Phill!

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

After you’ve logged 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:
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  • 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.

Sounds like you already found 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:

We’d encourage you to take the Safety Test located in the Safety Forum:

Take some pictures of your tractors (all of them) and post them, we’d like to see them.

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Re: new cuby, old beek

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:00 am

Welcome fellow Michigander! There are quite a few forum members on the west side.
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Re: new cuby, old beek

Postby Urbish » Wed Mar 30, 2022 8:39 am

Hi Phil. I missed your introductory post. Your zip code indicates you're in or near Marne. My brother has a steel stamping shop in Marne. Glad to have you on the forum!

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Re: new cuby, old beek

Postby Tired_Iron » Mon Apr 04, 2022 8:48 am

Welcome to the Forum!
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