saying hello

Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:00 pm

I see this disease which has afflicted me was airborne, not genetic, like I'd anticipated.. Red Blood, Red tractor (or rusted facsimilie of red)..

I rode this tractor in family's arms way back, plowed at 13, wasn't allowed to cycle bar because of the banks. South Eastern Ohio is the origin, Georgia, hopefully will be the final destination.

I'm happy to say that life is in a 51', that may have never turned another furrow. It needs doglegs, a sediment bowl that doesn't leak, muffler, gaskets for the hydraulics, front and rear engine seals, lights, radiator grille, good fenders, ... awe not really...

I can go start the pup on the seat, RIGHT NOW, and drive it to front of the house..

We are transplants from Guernsey County, Ohio, who now have to figure how to plow red clay,,, HI! to all.

Kent Carruthers[/img]

Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:24 pm

Welcome to the forum Kent!

Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:48 pm

You found the right place to share your Cub stories or ask your Cub questions.

Bigdog, it looks like us Buckeyes mighta let a Cub stray a little to far south. :lol: :lol:

Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:55 pm


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

You really are lucky to have a Cub that you grew up on. Glad to hear you were able to resuscitate it. Now, check with Ralph at Ralph's Cubs for the stuff you are missing. Ralph will help you with all your needings.. and serve up a side helping of mighty friendly hospitality along the way. Welcome to the fold, and enjoy, enjoy enjoy :!: :big smile:

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 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

Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:24 pm

Welcome aboard Kent. New members are always welcome. Join in the fun.

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Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:03 pm

Welcome to Georgia and to the Forum, Kent, glad to have you in both places, Pete

Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:59 pm

:) Hey Kent, A BIG welcome from the west coast :)

Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:02 am

Welcome Kent.
You will get alot of info here on this forum

Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:48 am

Welcome Kent to the greatest form on the web. You will find great people here and very knoledgeable too. Join in. :) :)

Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:08 am

Kent, welcome to the forum. I understand your being happy getting your Granddad's cub going. I understand your feelings, thanks to the great memebers of thsi forum I recently received as a surprise my Fathers Farmall H (restored) he farmed with for 46 years.

Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:14 pm

welcome kent, to georgia and the forum. i brought my granddads cub from aronald ,mo. to ga and it seems to love the climate here. hope to meet you at a cub gathering sometime. good luck with your cub and the is a wealth of cub knowledge here so ask questoin and someone will be there to help.

Re: saying hello

Wed May 07, 2008 5:06 pm

Welcome to the Forum. Yes it is airborne and can afflict anyone at any given time. And in varying degrees of severity. Enjoy the site.

Jim :D

Re: saying hello

Wed May 07, 2008 9:33 pm

Welcome aboard :!: :!: :!:

Re: saying hello

Thu May 08, 2008 9:20 am


The cub is the link to the disease :{_}:

You'll have a good time here.

Re: saying hello

Mon May 12, 2008 11:52 pm