New member - first tractor

Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:25 pm

Hi all,

I am a new member. I just bought my first tractor a '48 or '49 Farmall Cub. It is in really nice shape. Runs smooth and quiet. I hope to use it to haul firewood and other odds and ends. I am hoping I can get some implements to assist me with these duties, right now the tractor has only a blade on the front.

I will get the serial number and find out what year she is when I pick her up on the weekend. It is a crank start unit, no starter at all... I wouldn't think this would be too hard to install though, if you can get them....

I am sure I will have lots of questions soon...Anybody located near Simcoe, Ontario?

Take Care,

Eric

Re: New member - first tractor

Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:45 pm

Eric:

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
forestech wrote:Hi all,

I am a new member. I just bought my first tractor a '48 or '49 Farmall Cub. It is in really nice shape. Runs smooth and quiet. I hope to use it to haul firewood and other odds and ends. I am hoping I can get some implements to assist me with these duties, right now the tractor has only a blade on the front.

I will get the serial number and find out what year she is when I pick her up on the weekend. It is a crank start unit, no starter at all... I wouldn't think this would be too hard to install though, if you can get them....

I am sure I will have lots of questions soon...Anybody located near Simcoe, Ontario?

Take Care,

Eric



Welcome to another fellow Canuck :!: Image. There should be a bunch from down that area.. and more are appearing every day. Makes this old heart a little prouder.

If you want to haul firewood, check out some of my projects such as Logging Wagon. It didn't cost much, used mostly used parts and it can haul a lot of wood. You already got lucky if you have the Grader and Levelling Blade for the Cub. That is a valuable implement all by itself.

The other implements - well you can see them as you explore the Cub Manual Server and of course TM Tractor Part's Cub Galleries..

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. 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, Image to the Cub FamilyImage :D

Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:08 pm

Welcome to the best place on the internet.

Ida Red is from Norwich (??).

I used to go through there on the way to MI before they finished the highway. Cockshutt country!

A good place to look (and get parts) is TM's web site. You could spend a day there, very well done. Take a look at this http://www.tmtractor.com/id/id_001.htm

Best wishes for your new Cub.

Larry

Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:28 pm

Welcome aboard
Ron

Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:52 pm

Norwich is closeby - I look forward to meeting IdaRed

Do many folks still crank start their cubs? It seems to work okay on this one as it catches right away....It would be nice to have a starter and hook a battery up to the existing lights. The seller says the lights all work....

Thanks for all the greetings. I am sure I will learn lots on this list....

Thanks
Eric

Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:22 pm

Eric:

In many ways that can be the prefered way to start a Cub. A Cub with a Magneto can be started simply by the hand crank. A distributor equipped Cub.. well it would need a jump start :wink: :idea: :roll: :shock: :? :lol: 8) :lol: 8) :lol:

Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:30 pm

Welcome to the cub family they really grow on you.

Steve

Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:22 pm

Welcome aboard, Eric . Sounds as if you've made a great investment in time and money. You won't regret it.

Look forward to reading your posts. Gettin' to know your new Cub is like gettin' in touch with your inner self. It ain't nothin' but fun.

Kit

Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:29 pm

I was surprised how well it starts with the crank, half turn and its purring...

Has anybody ever used theirs for pulling/skidding treetops out of the bush? I think it would work well pulling a trailer load of firewood, but I wonder if there would be enough power to pull tops or small logs out...


Thanks and take care,

Eric

Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:09 pm

sure can just hook the chain to the drawbar only never higher or if on the one point keep the one point down when dragging
Ron

Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:24 pm

Eric
Welcome to the best Form anywhere. Everyone here is very eager to help
when you need it.
Jim

Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:30 pm

I hand crank my 47 and my 50 H model[only when above 60].Half turns on both.should be able to pull quite a bite as long as the motor is in good shape.Have fun!!!!! :) :)Ketcham

Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:45 pm

I hand crank all of my Cubs, just because I can, no other reason. It is a rewarding feeling when you give it a half pull and they pop right off. Good Luck and Welcome aboard!!