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Mew member from MD 57 Cub

Postby jeffs57cub » Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:41 am

Glad to be here. have only been on about an hour and have already found ' best of HLC ' to be the perfect 1st step. have already printed more than I will be able to read in an evening from HLC and the common cub questions

This is my first farmall / international tractor. Have been admiring Cubs for decades. My other tractor being a Ford 851with a wagner 2K loader and some usual 3 pt implements. . It is also a 57 . I think this Cub is gonna quickly become the 'go-to' for mowing and just dragging things around.

It will suit me fine to not use the Ford for the small chores.

The Cub has what looks like a 60" IH belly mower on it. Its operable as is. I will take a couple pics , and ask for help on identifying rehabbing

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Tractors Owned: 1947 Cub ( Err Err )
I could not say tractor when I was 2 years old so I called it Err Err.

I loved this tractor then and I still love it now.
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Re: Mew member from MD 57 Cub

Postby Pap » Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:37 am

Welcome to the forum Jeff.
Good luck with your project and Enjoy Your Ride.
Are We Having Fun Yet ? :D
'47 cub ( Err Err )

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Re: Mew member from MD 57 Cub

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:01 am

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

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

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Re: Mew member from MD 57 Cub

Postby Glen » Sat Jun 11, 2022 7:25 pm

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 79.
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 and 1957 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.
The manual tells how to check and change the fluid, and remove the air from the system.
Check the fluid with the arms in the rear, or down position, the manual says.

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 at the top of the page, to the right of the Farmall Cub, you can search for info in posts that have been made.

Page 29 is gone from the manual, so there is no info about checking and changing the final drive oils, steering gear oil, and other things.
Below are 2 pages from the manual before it, the missing info is on them, beginning at number 24. :) ... age-19.jpg ... age-20.jpg

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Re: Mew member from MD 57 Cub

Postby Stanton » Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:52 am

Welcome to the Forum, Jeff!

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

Now that 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:
  • 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.

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:

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

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  • When you have a specific question, start a new thread in the appropriate sub-forum.
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