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Postby SONNY » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:09 pm

I'm Sonny! Had to give up farming this year and downsize to a giant garden to satisfy the dirt movin' urge! Ol'e spine gave out and doc. said I was done as far as long hours on equipment!
We have 3 cubs that we garden with as well as the 404 and 504, and of course the 147 cadett! I just made several 3-pt. impelments for the tractors for garden use,and the 3-pt. hitch for one of the cubs!
Have several "red" tractors and combine, also have some other colors too!
Hope I can fit in here on your site, as I will sure try hard! thanks; sonny
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Postby Bigdog » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:14 pm

Sonny - Welcome aboard! Sounds like a nice collection of equipment. Where do you call home?
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Postby SONNY » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:34 pm

We are in Downs, IL. usa!-----about in the center of the state, if you look us up on the map! thanks; sonny
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Postby Kodiak » Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:42 am

Welcome Sonny, you'll find all you need here. and the best folks on the net too!

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Postby beaconlight » Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:03 am

Welcome Sonny. Glad to see you can still move some dirt.

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Postby 'Country' Elliott » Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:45 am

Hey Sonny...WELCOME SON :!: :wink:
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Postby Steve Butram » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:14 am

Welcome Sonny I live north of West Lafayette. We will be having a Central Indiana Cub fest Next September. It will be held near Indianapolis please plan on attending.
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Postby Rudi » Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:44 pm

Sonny:

I see that you are familiar with our favourite toy on the forum, so I will just say hi, welcome to the family... and I am sure there will be lots of interesting stuff for you to add your unique experience to.

When you got spare time.. have a read.. some interesting stuff.. and you never know when this stuff gets updated.. there has been new stuff added over the last little while..

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

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 FarmallCub.com 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.

Oh, and while the program still lasts.. you might want to check the Announcement: Navistar Free Gas Cap Offer - On-Line Form thread at the top of the Cub Forum and send away for the new style safety cap before that program runs out as well.

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 John(videodoc) » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:32 am

Welcome aboard Sonny! I was raised on a 560 and 504. Nice selection of equipment as BD stated.
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Postby SONNY » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:14 pm

I have spent many hours looking over the site!! WOW!!! Very interesting and informative! My tractors aren't "purty" like all of yours, but we work with what we have and my equipment is home-made by me to use on them! thanks; sonny
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Postby Rudi » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:47 pm

SONNY wrote:I have spent many hours looking over the site!! WOW!!! Very interesting and informative! My tractors aren't "purty" like all of yours, but we work with what we have and my equipment is home-made by me to use on them! thanks; sonny


Sonny:

That is what I meant when I said:

I see that you are familiar with our favourite toy on the forum, so I will just say hi, welcome to the family... and I am sure there will be lots of interesting stuff for you to add your unique experience to.


I personally would like to see pics and descriptions of the modifications and custom built implements that you have completed for use with your Cub. That is what it is all about :!: :idea: :!: :D
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Postby SONNY » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:00 pm

Rudi!! What section of the forum should I post the home-made equipment in! I made several crude looking but simple design imps. this fall and tested/used them on the 3-pt. on cub then on 404 to test strength!
My wife even took a few short vids. of cub & me pulling the modified plow! -----so we have pics. and links to photobucket so it doesn't eat up your server space so much!
I need you to guide me until I get the hang of the site! thanks; sonny
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Postby Rudi » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:39 pm

Sonny:

Rule of thumb. If it has to do with a Cub.. put it on the main forum. If it needs to be moved.. to say the How To Forum, then the mods will :!:
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