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Wes K
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New Member from Oklahoma

Postby Wes K » Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:35 pm

Hi Everybody!
My name is Wes Kinsler and I live in north central Oklahoma.
I bought a 1947 or 1949 Farmall Cub back in March, and ever since, I have made frequent visits to this site while searching for info, so it was about time I joined.
I say 1947 or 1949 because the serial number tag is hard to read and I can't tell if the number is 4 digits or 5. So far it has been a good little tractor, I bought it mainly to use as a riding lawn mower, and first used it to mow the show grounds for the 2022 Oklahoma Steam & Gas Engine Show in Pawnee.
I also own a 1956 Farmall 100 that I have had for 7 years now.
My friend Tom is responsible for me having both of these fine old tractors. Tom is known as the 'manuals guy' at our annual show and sold me the 100. Tom's neighbor had the Cub and when Tom found out it was for sale, he called me and I had the Cub a few days later.
And that is how I found my little Cub!

I look forward to getting to chat with all of you!

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Re: New Member from Oklahoma

Postby Dale Finch » Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:26 pm

You can verify (with a fair amount of confidence!) what year your cub is by checking several of the casting dates on the major housings:
http://www.tmtractor.com/id/id_001.htm

There is also an engine serial number that will give you a very rough indication of year. It is on the left side of the engine block as shown in the above link.
WELCOME! :hattip:
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Wes K
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Re: New Member from Oklahoma

Postby Wes K » Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:25 pm

Thank you for the welcome!
The casting date info will be quite useful!

Here's a picture of the Cub with my daughter at the helm. I'm pretty sure this Cub has been repainted, I haven't seen Cub decals like these anywhere and am sure they must be 'aftermarket'! I still like the way they look though!
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Re: New Member from Oklahoma

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:43 pm

Wes, 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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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: New Member from Oklahoma

Postby Pap » Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:43 am

Welcome to the forum Wes.
Are We Having Fun Yet ? :D
'47 cub ( Err Err )

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Tractors Owned: Cubs: (2)'49's, (1 is for parts), (1)'57 IH Cub LoBoy w/FH, (2)154 Number Series Loboys, (1 is for parts), '76 Longstripe w/FH, Mowers: C-22, Bush Hog 412, Pennington 59, Woods RM42CF, Woods 42, assorted FCub plows, planters, discs, etc. OTHERS: '49 AC B & Ind. Sickle mower, '61 AC D12 Ser 2, '52 8N, '56 Ferguson 35 Deluxe, '47 & '49 Avery V, '53 MM BG (offset), '51 JD M (regular), '56 JD 420C, with Blade and fire plow, '85 JD 850 (Yanmar) w/72" belly mower, '76? Yanmar 2TR15 1500 & Bush Hog SQ42S-2 mower, '78? FORD Dexta, '86 FORD LGT14D & 48" Mower, (3)Cub Cadets & Mowers (MTD), (4) Sears Surburban's, other MTD mowers, Jeeps & other misc. "treasures"
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Re: New Member from Oklahoma

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:30 pm

Wes, looks like a Pennington mower under it. Manuals are located at the Quick Links tab, top left corner of this page. Enjoy!!

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Re: New Member from Oklahoma

Postby Wes K » Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:51 pm

Thank you all for the welcomes!
I took a look at the date code on the engine, and it is 7 7 Q and the serial number is 344x and x is either a 1,2 or a 7. I will have to try cleaning the plate off a bit to see if that last digit can be deciphered. I believe this makes my Cub a 1947 , correct?

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Re: New Member from Oklahoma

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:03 am

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

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Tractors Owned: Cubs: (2)'49's, (1 is for parts), (1)'57 IH Cub LoBoy w/FH, (2)154 Number Series Loboys, (1 is for parts), '76 Longstripe w/FH, Mowers: C-22, Bush Hog 412, Pennington 59, Woods RM42CF, Woods 42, assorted FCub plows, planters, discs, etc. OTHERS: '49 AC B & Ind. Sickle mower, '61 AC D12 Ser 2, '52 8N, '56 Ferguson 35 Deluxe, '47 & '49 Avery V, '53 MM BG (offset), '51 JD M (regular), '56 JD 420C, with Blade and fire plow, '85 JD 850 (Yanmar) w/72" belly mower, '76? Yanmar 2TR15 1500 & Bush Hog SQ42S-2 mower, '78? FORD Dexta, '86 FORD LGT14D & 48" Mower, (3)Cub Cadets & Mowers (MTD), (4) Sears Surburban's, other MTD mowers, Jeeps & other misc. "treasures"
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Location: AL (Southwest)

Re: New Member from Oklahoma

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:56 pm

Wes K wrote:Thank you all for the welcomes!
I took a look at the date code on the engine, and it is 7 7 Q and the serial number is 344x and x is either a 1,2 or a 7. I will have to try cleaning the plate off a bit to see if that last digit can be deciphered. I believe this makes my Cub a 1947 , correct?

Yes. Welcome to the forum.

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Re: New Member from Oklahoma

Postby Stanton » Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:50 pm

Welcome to the Forum, Wes! Glad you joined!

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

As Stan pointed out, you 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.

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

There are also casting dates on your cast iron pieces that you may cross reference here: http://www.tmtractor.com/id/id_001.htm And yes, you have a 1947, the first production year model.

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

Thanks for posting the picture of your tractor. Feel free to post more of it and your 100.

Remember:
  • Pictures are limited to 500 KB file size. Use an image reducer app or program to downsize pics.
  • 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.

Again, glad you joined us.

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