Former observer

Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:25 pm

Now that I'm all registered, I can participate!

By way of introduction, I'm a retired Extension Educator ( we used to 'em County Extension Agents) for Ohio State University. I've been "officially" retired since 1-1'05. However, I got "tired of being retired," so I went back to work full-time for the local Soil and Water Conservation District. If I had found this forum before I went back to work, I might still be retired!

My mother passed away in October and I got Dad's Cub and all the "stuff" that goes with it. Plow, disk, sickle bar mower, transport platform and gobs of cultivator parts. Boy, is this going to be fun.

I wanted to come to the Buckeye Cub Tug, but, last minute family obligations prevented it from happening. Oh well, better luck next year. From all I read, you folks had a hoot!

Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:35 pm


Welcome to the Farmall Cub Forum. :D

Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:44 pm

Welcome, welcome, THRICE WELCOME to the best forum on the web! I take it from your forum handle, your Cub is a 1978? Let's see some pics!

You are gonna have a BLAST with your Cub especially with all of the memories attached to it! You are also going to be hard pressed to find a nicer or more knowledgeable group of people here on this site...AND PATIENT, too!!!

Good luck and keep posting!

Mike in La Crosse, WI

Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:08 pm

Welcome to the forum. I am wondering if you might be a graduate ot Texas A&M University? I have a couple of degrees from there and am always interested in meeting other graduates of that institution. Anyway, we are happy to have you aboard, even if you are not an Aggie!!! Dan

Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:15 pm

welcome TAMU '78! It is indeed too bad that you did not make it to the Cub Tug! However, there is always next year. We hope to have an even bigger and better event next year. Our friends at the South East Ohio Garden Tractor Club are quite interested in teaming up with us again for a full week-end next year. In the mean time, make yourself at home!

Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:19 pm

TAMU '78:

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

I'm a retired Extension Educator ( we used to 'em County Extension Agents) for Ohio State University.

Well now ya gone and done it :!: :wink: :arrow: :lol: :lol: I have a feeling that there will be many seeking your wisdom, as the County Extension Office is oft quoted as a local resource for those new to farming and those experienced as well. We really don't have anything similar here, at least not that I am aware of... so, the guys here are really fortunate in having access to pro's such as yourself. Be ready, cause I imagine your experience shall be called upon :!: :!: :shock: 8) :D

As for being retired.. once a Cub owner, retirement is just a state of economics... certainly not a state of mind..... :shock: :roll: 8) :lol: I am sure you will enjoy it. I have enjoyed retirement so much, that I cannot for the life of me figure out how I ever found time to actually have a career that donated remuneration to the household bank account :!: :!:

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 pages are intended to complement our Official Website Sponsors:

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

Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:36 pm

Am I an Aggie? You betcha! Class of 1978. I now realize that I was crazy for ever leaving Texas.

No, my cub is not a '78, I don't know what year it is. Some folks repainted the Cub and painted over the serial number plate. Go figure!


Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:04 pm

TAMU: My family and I moved from St. Louis to College Station in 1967 with an intention of completing a Masters degree, then returning to St. Louis where I was teaching. Instead, we stayed on to work on a Ph.D. which I completed in 1973. Texas is our favorite state and we would have liked to locate there. However, the job market was extremely tight when I graduated and there was not a college teaching job available in Texas for me at that time. Instead, we came to a small regional university at Magnolia, Arkansas. Retired from there a few years ago. Don't live in Texas but can be there (Texarkana) in a one-hour drive. Dan

Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:24 pm

Dan you mentioning Texarcana reminds me of the time many years ago my son and I rented a truck in Lorado to bring north some Mexican pottery and wrought iron for my brother in laws store. About 10:00 AM we were ready to leave for NY. I asked Bill if he wanted to drive now or spell me later. Typical North east small state answer. "you take it now Pop nd I will spell you when we leave Texas" My reply " Boy we will still be in Texas 6:00 Oclock tomorrow morning cause we are driving all night" What a look of wonder that brought out. We still joke about it.


Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:32 pm

Bill: It is a huge state, leading, I suppose, to the statement that " everything is bigger and better in Texas". Dan

Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:34 pm

TAMU: Let me also welcome you to the forum,and getting your Dad's Cub and all the "stuff" that goes with it,what more is there.Enjoy

Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:18 pm

Dan England wrote:Bill: It is a huge state, leading, I suppose, to the statement that " everything is bigger and better in Texas". Dan

There's something to be said for a small world. One of my Cubs, Sandy came from Madison, OH., TAMU's home. I bought her from the widow 22 years after the owner died.


Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:27 pm

Hey George in that before pic it looks like the Cub was sinking into the ground :shock: , is that an illusion or was it really sinking.......

Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:23 am

George, I am awestruck at those before & after pictures! :o :shock: :D :!: You are an artist! What magnificent work!

With admiration, Jocelyn

Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:40 am

Jackman wrote:Hey George in that before pic it looks like the Cub was sinking into the ground :shock: , is that an illusion or was it really sinking.......

Sandy had been used in raising veggies and berries on the sandy ridge that parallels the lake shore, much like my home. The sand is a haven for woodchucks if they're left alone. They had Sandy's wheels buried far enough that the wheels were all rusted out. I HATE those varmints!

It's the sand that gave Sandy her name.