Re: Brand new Owner

Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:48 pm

Hey Rudi, thanks for the info Im gonna go looking now.

Heres the picture of my Wifes Grandfather using the tractor back in the day, the sickle mower on the side I have too and it looks in perfect shape but I havent tried it nor have I ever seen my grandfather or my father inlaw use it but grandpaw was real good at taking care of his stuff so everything I would guess functions unless a part went missing after he passed.


Ooops forgot to resize... Well looking at it all blown up I notice in the picture the rear wheels are set out wider, I knew the front wheels were adjustable but didnt know the rears could be set wider, and have not seen any parts to do this when we were moving all the implements...
Gonna have to call my father inlaw in the morning (haha)

Ok I was looking harder at the picture and noticed they looked flipped, the outside center peice is on the inside of the old picture.. Could flipping the wheel get you that wide of a wheel base?
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Re: Brand new Owner

Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:56 pm

Mike, the picture with your wife's grandfather looks to be a different tractor. It appears to have the earlier mesh grill. If you look at the IH on the hood it looks like the early decal also compared to the emblem on the 56 model. You can also see the exhaust sticking out of the hood on the last picture. The 56 in the other photos have the underslung exhaust.

Re: Brand new Owner

Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:03 pm

Good piont it does look like a decal, at first I thought it was just the grill was off toll it was blown up in the scanner, its possible his cousin had a tractor too, they owned alot of land around here back in the day and I know his cousin had a few tractors. Im gonna try to get the low down from my father inlaw tomorrow or when I see him this week.

Re: Brand new Owner

Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:06 pm

Welcome nice to see the group getting bigger. Those are some great pictures I really like the old one.

Re: Brand new Owner

Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:15 pm

Thanks, hey feel free to post them on other forums and such I dont mind. Im gonna try later to upload them to this forum I guess if I can figure it out but what ever pictures I post feel free to post them wherever its cool with me.

I have to dig but I think I have some more of grandpa on the tractor.

Re: Brand new Owner

Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:22 pm

In looking at the last pic more it appears the weights are mounted on the inside of the wheel also.

Re: Brand new Owner

Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:36 pm

mike1971 wrote:
jimbo9745 wrote:Welcome Mike. Like those Cultivators. :) :) Wish I had some like those. :( Enjoy the form.

There is two more blades that look like the cultivator hooks that attatch somehow.. I gotta get with my father inlaw as he know how to attatch the implements better than me right now since hes done it so many times with his father over the years. I'll post a picture of what it looks like, I think it makes it wider? looks like one for each side, or maybe there ment to be used on there own?

Maybe the rear section of the cultivators?

Re: Brand new Owner

Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:48 pm

Oh yeah Jim... you got it, thats it!!

I was wondering what the other peice was but its all there in the picture, I had to save that picture, I'll hook it up tomorrow (haha) its got the C shaped like whats on the tractor not the arrow head lookin ones. But thanks man you just answered two questions I had and I didnt even ask one of them haha.

I cant wait to get the manual, is this picture from a regular manual or is it another one I need to get for attatchments?

Re: Brand new Owner

Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:00 pm

Maybe more like this.
These are pages out of the Owner's Manual for the Cub-144 Cultivator. These pages are on Rudi's manual server, which he mentioned a few posts back.

Re: Brand new Owner

Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:03 pm

Mike, the manual server can be accessed by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

Re: Brand new Owner

Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:11 pm

Thats the one Jim!!

Thanks Bill, Awsome!!

Re: Brand new Owner

Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:52 am

welcome aboard

Re: Brand new Owner

Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:59 am

Welcome to the forum! I love this place and I am sure you will, too!!!

I love that scan of the old picture! It makes these tractors so much more special when you are able to put a family connection with it. I hope that I am doing the same thing with my kids and my tractor! I also like the pics of your tractor in its original working clothes...I have always liked the way they look that way!!

Mike in La Crosse, WI

Re: Brand new Owner

Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:53 pm

I like the old picture too, I hope I can find more old pictures.
I asked my father inlaw today about the fact they look like two different tractors and he said grandpa only had one tractor.

I wonder if grandpa had one tractor and traded it in on the one I have, its clear this tractor isnt modified or anything, maybe he traded it in for a newer model and never really spoke of it..

Either way I love my tractor and means alot having the history tied with the family regardless if I can find any pictures of grandpa using it, still it would be nice.

Re: Brand new Owner

Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:53 am

Hey guys I just wanted to thank everyone for the comments and help, I am gonna go over the tractor front to back doing the grease and oiling and cleaning before I run it anymore to be sure shes up to date on all maint. and this site has been a world of help.

In reading other threads I have found other issues I want to address with the tractor before any problems arise like when I shift into gear every other shift there is a slight grinding and in reading it seems I need to adjust the brake/clutch to remedy the grinding so I have a few hours of work to do but I know the time I spend on maintaining her will make her last much longer for my kids.

Thanks again guys, this place rocks!!