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Hi,my name is Mike and I live in Chemung,ny. Im a divorced father of 6 .I was a trucker for 26 years and decided it was time for a change so I bought a home with 12 acres of the best river bottom loam soil I have ever seen,with a veggie stand out front.So Im gonna give it a go growing and selling veggies.Ive allways had a big garden (1 acre) but divorce changed all of that,even had to sell my 56 Lo-Boy with every impliment! man I miss that tractor! I just found this site and love it!!! I didnt realize there were so many cub people out there.Im gonna farm my land with cubs only . I plan on getting at least 4 or 5 of em! So Im lookin. Thanks Mike
welcome mike good luck with everything, and keep us updated with some pics. we all are here to help with any of your cub guestions. we have several members from the NY area so you just never know could be a NY cubfest
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Welcome Mike. I went through a similar situation as you. I now own 12 cubs . Keep your chin up, you're on the right site and among friends.
When I told my dad I've been misplacing things and doing stupid stuff----His reply---"It only gets better"
First, 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
Well now.. I thought I was right on up there.. but whew you got me beat by 1... child that is... You will certainly be able to find a Cub easily one would think, and as you know already the Cub is a pretty handy rig to have hanging around, so handy that 2 or 3 are almost the bare minimum, just for the enjoyment factor. My goal is to have a least one for me, one for my better half Emilie and one fore each of our kids.. that way there won't be any questions when it is time to settle the estate
There are always a couple of Cubs for sale posted in the For Sale/Wanted forum.. and of course there is always the eBay route as well, at least to see what may be available..
Best part of getting a Cub is the search process. The best part about buying a Cub is planning on what to do with her as soon as you get her, and the next best thing to seat time is play time fixin her up.. But you already know that huh??
Welcome to the Community
Ok, so here is the spiel :
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. One of the other projects we have been working on and it will be a continuing effort is the How To Article Archive. This the the place to go to get all the quick links to some very good articles written by many members of the forum on solving some of the problems we encounter as we repair, maintain and up-grade our Cubs. Keep looking for this to grow.
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, to the Cub Family
Welcome to the cub Form and Friends
Best wishes four you gettin yourself some new cubs
Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you. 1964 cub. Farmall 100 and 130.
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