greetings all from the berkshires!

Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:56 pm

the mantle of maintaining my father-in-law's cub has just been handed to me, and i figured the first thing i should do is A. find myself a manual, and B. a place to ask questions as they come up... so, part B accomplished!

now, any suggestions as to part A? i should add that i have no idea what year the tractor was built... any guidance as to how to figure that out would also be appreciated...

-coltond

Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:01 pm

Welcome aboard, you've came to the right place.

As far as the year and such, try this link as it should help you identify it to the year using the casting codes, even if the serial number plate is missing.
http://www.antique-tractor.com/CubFAQ/cub_faq.html#q3

As far as manuals, you're in luck there too, check at Rudi's Manual Server, but you might want to purchase a "HardCopy" from Jensales once you figure out what year and such your tractor is.
http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/

Once again, Welcome to the Forum :!:

Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:22 pm

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As Mike said, You have the right place. He pretty much answered your questions. As time passes you will have more questions. Just come on back here and any one of a multitude of posters will get the right answer out to you.

Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:24 pm

coltond,

Welcome to the forum. :D

To add to what Mike has already told you, two other sources of manuals are your local CaseIH dealer or http://www.binderbooks.com . You'll want to pick up the Operators Manual first, and then eventually the Service Manual and Parts Catalog. Or get them all three together.

I suggest that you add your location to your profile. You may find that you have another forum member nearby that can help you get started.

Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:30 pm

holy smokes! thanks for the super-fast response and info - exactly what i needed to get started. looks like a '58-'63 standard...

i'll do a little more digging and i'm sure i'll be back again.

again, thanks!

Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:47 pm

Into Tractors wrote:Welcome aboard, you've came to the right place.

you might want to purchase a "HardCopy" from Jensales once you figure out what year and such your tractor is.
http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/

Once again, Welcome to the Forum :!:


Yes indeed! Welcome.

The year of your tractor makes very little difference as long as it's a letter series Cub.

From bitter experience and disappointing quality I'd avoid Jensales like the plague. :evil: :evil: :evil:

Binder Books or IH can and will supply you with much higher quality for less money.

Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:53 pm

Don McCombs wrote:I suggest that you add your location to your profile. You may find that you have another forum member nearby that can help you get started.

I see you followed Don's advice and posted your location. Boy Howdy, are you in luck! You're only 15 minutes from Cecil in Kinderhook. You're gonna see a flock of Cubs in your area in a few weeks.

Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:06 pm

Welcome aboard!

Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:13 pm

Cecil is having a cub fest this week end. A get together of cub owners and familys. There will be some repair and maintainance projects going on too. Cecil and his wife Pris are some of the nicest hosts you can imagine.
Follow thios link and get a feel of what it it is all about.

http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic. ... highlight=

I think the address and directions are in the post. If not send Cecil a PM (private message or Email and he will gicew you directions.

I have been to 2 get togethers at his place. Unfortunately I will miss this one at Cecils. As compesation I will be at one in Gillsville Georgia.

Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:33 pm

beaconlight wrote:Cecil is having a cub fest this week end.

I thought Cecil's was Oct. 19, 20 & 21?

Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:29 pm

welcome to the forum. yeah your questions get answered pretty quik around here . these guys are like a yard sale radio. they don't play :!: :wink:

Cecils

Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:48 pm

Your right 19th 20th and 21st

Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:03 pm

Ron Luebke wrote:...these guys are like a yard sale radio. they don't play :!: :wink:

Hey, hey hey! I have one of those in my barn and it works quite well. However it cost me a whole two bucks so I guess I got one of the good'ns.

Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:01 pm

you must of got lucky barnyard bill. did you try it before you buy it :bellylaugh:

Re: greetings all from the berkshires!

Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:40 pm

coltond:

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

coltond wrote:the mantle of maintaining my father-in-law's cub has just been handed to me, and i figured the first thing i should do is A. find myself a manual, and B. a place to ask questions as they come up... so, part B accomplished!

now, any suggestions as to part A? i should add that i have no idea what year the tractor was built... any guidance as to how to figure that out would also be appreciated...

-coltond


Well here are all the links to the manuals that you will need. I strongly recommend Binder Books or CaseIH if need be. Jensales ranks right up their with the bootleg cd's on eBay.. but that is just my personal opinion. I am really not all that impressed with their manuals. (sorry Mike)

The Welcome Wagon is a relatively brief introduction to the information that is currently available on Cub tractors, and answers many of the common questions new members ask right of the bat. Although it is a bit overwhelming :shock: , it has been designed to actually be copied to a Word Processor such as Microsoft Word (which preserves the active links), and saved to your desktop for easy reference at a later date or when you have a bit more time to read all the information contained in the links below. Please do so, enjoy and I hope this will be a useful aid in learning more about your New Cub Tractor :!: :D

Filling out your Image Profile is a real help. It just needs to be - State,City, County, a lot less than what is available in your local phone book. Knowing where you are will help in members offering to come help, when you are looking for parts - the area that would be useful to you etc., Also our CubFests, Mini-Fests or a simple KaffeeKlatsch/get together over coffee and a doughnut etc., to help each other benefits. Just a thought :!:

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 The Cub Book of Knowledge. 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 if 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. The program has been extended and no new definite end-date has been announced at this point. It is an extension only and may end rather quickly depending on available stocks. Please do take advantage of this offer and get the new safety caps :idea: :!:

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