Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:38 am

Welcome :D

Actully this is how I got my cub the previous operater turned it over twice in one week. :shock: So the school bought a new tractor and sold the cub.The hood is bent and the air cleaner cap smashed ,but its in a happy place now.(my shed) :D

Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:10 pm

Welcome to the forum family Charles :D :D


Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:15 pm

Hi Charles,
Welcome I rolled a big farmall about 20 years ago in my front yard narrow front end and a loader. Glad you didn't get hurt.

Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:30 am

welcome aboard

Re: Hi!

Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:26 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

charlesellis wrote:After seeing the posts about tipping over your Cub, I decided to join. I have been driving Cubs for over 40 years, cutting grass with a '52 with belly mower and cutting around the edge of my lake with a '47 with bar mower at my "farm" in Alabama. Never tipped one over. I was using the bar mower to cut the grass on a drainage ditch, with the heavy side downhill, when it hit me this thing might tip over. Naw, the mower will offset the weight--plus my 220 lbs. About the time I had that thought, over it went--in slow motion. I can still see that bar making a lovely arc. I wasn't hurt, but the Cub was. Now it is going to get a real first rate restoration. Because of that decision, I did a google search and found your forum. I look forward to reading more posts (So far I've read about 10 pages) and asking some questions.
Charles Ellis :shock:

I thought for sure that I had seen your first post, but I guess I may not have. Either way, you get one too! I am glad that you did not get hurt. There is lots to read, check out especially the How To Forum and the Cub Book of Knowledge, lots of good stuff in there. Keep us posted on the restoration..

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

Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:59 pm

welcome :!: another southern cub 8) 8)

Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:50 am

Welcome Charles,
Hope you enjoy the forum. Come this fall we would love to have you come over to Gillsville, Ga. for the Stonethrow Cubfest it's held the first weekend in October each year. This will be the 3rd year so mark your calendar for the 3rd & 4th of Oct :D Details will be posted in the announcements as time gets a little closer.

Ron Whiting