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Postby roscoe » Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:16 pm

Hello from up here in Canada! (Or more specifically near the Milton area in Ontario)

While I'm not sure if my dad has found this forum, he's the one with the tractor at the cottage. It's not in show shape form, but it runs and can cut the grass using the side mower/scythe attachment to then have us kids run around after it and collect the grass/hay once a year or so.

Here's a picture of it, a 1955, with probably 5 attachments that are rarely used any more.
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I've joined because the mower/scythe attachment has finally started causing some issues, and if there's a chance to find some kind of mower attachment that can mulch if possible! We've got a small (not riding) mower that does it, but can't handle the full field. :)

Hope to see what can be found (maybe in time for the holidays. Gotta start looking early for those people that have been around for a while and *@#$*$ have everything. :) )
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Postby Bigdog » Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:25 pm

Roscoe - welcome to the forum! I suspect a good 42" belly mower would do the trick for you. Nice looking original cub by the way.
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Postby Rudi » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:32 pm

Roscoe:

First, Image to the greatest forum on the internet, and to the Cub Family. You will find that all the folks on this forum are kind, helpful and just full of Cub info and knowledge. They also happen to be the finest folks I have ever met :!: :D

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I hail originally from Timmins... a little north of ya!

Nice to see another Canuck.. there is getting to be a few of us. Nice Cub.. You Cub-22 Mower problems, well the manuals for that are under Cub Implement Manuals on the server below... and also you will see manuals for the Belly Mowers from IH, Danco and Woods, plus the Hammer Knife style from Mott.

Please peruse the server, tons of good info there. Don't forget to read all the links below as they contain tons of useful information and will help you with all the neat things.. also, there are links to neat stuff.. and there are a few threads on the Forum that can lead to Christmas present ideas for those who love Cubs..

Ok, so here is the spiel Image:

I would suggest that you read this thread: New Members and Visitors, Please READ Prior to Posting. There are many great links to informative pages such as the ATIS FAQ's 1 and ATIS FAQ's 2, The Best of H.L. Chauvin who has written very interesting articles on troubleshooting common problems with your Cub.


Also, you might want to visit the Cub Manual Server as there is tons of info on servicing, maintaining and re-building your Cub. In addition to this basic information, there are also a number of other useful tools available on the server. There is the Specialty Services page which has contact info for neat stuff like getting your seats recovered, buying quality Decals, Serial Number tags and a host of other neat items. Also there are the Parts Pages - both Used Parts Suppliers and New Parts Suppliers pages with links to quality dealers. I am always looking for YOUR favourite dealers for New and Used Parts to include here. These are intended to complement the businesses who support the FarmallCub.com Website.

I would also recommend that you visit Binder Books and purchase the three most important manuals you can own for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding your Cub. These are the Owner's Manual, the GSS-1411 Service Manual and the TC-37F Parts Manual. Although they are available on the Cub Manual Server, it is better is you also have your own paper copy. Binder Books is the only Authorized IH Publication Reprint House and they have the best quality manuals available. Most other's are not of the same quality. Just a personal thought here, the I&T Shop Manuals, although helpful in some areas, really are not sufficient for the job. If you wish though, they are good additional reference works.

IF you really want to get the skinny on all things Cub, might I suggest you get a copy of Ken Updike's Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet's :?: . While you are at it Original Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet is Ken's latest addition to the series. Along with Guy Fay's Letter Series Originality Guide, these are three must have's in anyone's collection.

In addition to the above information, don't forget to check out the various articles that are available to help with your Repair, Restore, Rebuild or just your Maintenance Projects. There are a number of sub pages such as Electrolysis or Rust Zapper's, Maintenance Tips, Jigs and Techniques, Implement and Part Sketches and of course the Paint, Decals & Other Finish Questions which has the Paint Chart and the Paint Committee Decisions links.

I truly hope that you enjoy your Cub and that you will be a frequent contributor to the forum. Again, Image to the Cub FamilyImage :D
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Postby roscoe » Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:30 pm

Rudi wrote:Nice to see another Canuck.. there is getting to be a few of us. Nice Cub.. You Cub-22 Mower problems, well the manuals for that are under Cub Implement Manuals on the server below... and also you will see manuals for the Belly Mowers from IH, Danco and Woods, plus the Hammer Knife style from Mott.


Thanks! I believe he got the cub-22 mower fixed, just needs to be reassembled up. But my want in searching for a belly mower is more from a personal want/need - someone (read: us kids/grandkids) need to collect the hay/grass after the mowing job, and that's back breaking work! :)

Good to know there's lots of options on the belly mower. That was a big worry when I started wondering about getting one.
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Postby Rudi » Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:38 pm

Roscoe:

Check out the For Sale/Wanted Forum, most of our members who have stuff to sell do it there. There are our site sponsors..
Also eBay can be a useful resource... just pay attention. Good deals can be had.. but one must watch carefully.

Even though they are stateside... these mowers are much more common and available there than here, and are not as difficult to find. A road trip, which is a good excuse for quality time with Dad and brothers or other members of the family would make it worthwhile. Be sure and get a good receipt so that you have no difficulties at Customs.. and have a blast.

Also, there are a few Canadian yards as well, Central Tractor I think in Southern Ontario is the one EZ up in Haylebury (Tri-Town) area uses. If Ed sees this he may pop in with the real info. ... I have it somewhere, and will look..

And around my place.. picking hay up would be easy work... like a walk in the park... my girls help with the winter firewood.. 4 foot lengths onto the saw table and then into the splitter, into the trailer and chuck it in the basement.... they enjoy that.. good excercise... great for the heart muscle :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby cowboy » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:07 am

:D Hi Rosco :!: Welcome to the site. I see you have the old style gas cap. On the farmall cup page their is a note at the top for a free safty cap from navistar. I think you can still get them.

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Postby roscoe » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:12 pm

Rudi wrote:And around my place.. picking hay up would be easy work... like a walk in the park... my girls help with the winter firewood.. 4 foot lengths onto the saw table and then into the splitter, into the trailer and chuck it in the basement.... they enjoy that.. good excercise... great for the heart muscle :lol: :lol: :lol:


Hehehe, the wood cutting/splitting is something I don't mind doing, in fact there's probably about a cord or so sitting drying right now that needs to be split this fall. The hay job is the one that's always ends up being on the hottest of days!
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Postby Hengy » Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:55 pm

Why not keep the Cub 22 Sickle and look around for a smaller hay rake to pull behind the cub? That would mean MORE SEAT TIME!!!!!

Just a thought!

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Postby Rudi » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:43 pm

Mike:

That is a good idea. In that area of Ontario, there still ought to be a large number of say the IH #10 Dump Rake in either the 10, 12, foot sizes which a Cub can handle with ease.

Mind you, you still have to pick it up.... but it would be much easier and you know that there are small balers that could be used.. depending on how much hay they actually cut. Then it could be either used for bedding if they have horses, or donated to the SPCA or other like NPO that cared for Horses or something..

Gives much more chance for quality seat time, and benefits those less fortunate..

Or, find a Belly Mower and get seat time that way... :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby roscoe » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:46 pm

WisconsinCubMan wrote:Why not keep the Cub 22 Sickle and look around for a smaller hay rake to pull behind the cub? That would mean MORE SEAT TIME!!!!!


The idea of the belly mower would provide lots of additional seat time! Once you start mowing, you just can't stop and let it get tall! :lol: But I will look into the hay rake idea though.

Rudi:

The space is a 20 acre cottage that used to be part of an apple orchard with a couple of field areas. There's not really that much hay to have it baled and donated to a group - the issues of transportation outweigh the postitive aspects. And we're not really farmers, only get to pretend while riding the cub. :D :D :D With other relatives that raise/train show horses for a living, I doubt we'd be allowed our own since they're always asking us to come by and help ride them.
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