New Florida member

Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:00 am

Hello from a new cubber in Florida. I recently purchased my 1975 cub here in central Florida. It has only a belly mower. I am planning to retire to south Georgia either in Sept. 09 or spring of 10. I have communicated with several of you. I am impressed with the reception and help each of you have given a greenhorn. I have begun the process of getting the implements i will need to garden re: cultivators, bottom plow, planter, and harrows. I will be travelling back and forth between central Florida and Albany, Ga. several times between now and retirement. I have a 6x12 trailer and will be glad to help where I can. Thanks again for the reception.

Re: New Florida member

Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:24 am

Welcome, I'm sure you'll love it here. :) :) Grump

Re: New Florida member

Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:12 pm

Welcome!! Sounds like you have a great time coming up near on the horizon. You'll get all the help you'll ever need around here!!!


Re: New Florida member

Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:27 pm

Welcome aboard Jim - enjoy.

Re: New Florida member

Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:39 pm

Welcome to the Forum Jim!!
Still not concrete as to when I will be heading up to Tennessee, but I should know soon. Have fun and happy retirement!

Re: New Florida member

Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:16 pm

Hi Jim. Glad everything's working out for ya. Are you originally from Georgia? Just curious if that is the reason you are retiring here. :)

Re: New Florida member

Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:52 pm

Welcome aboard Jim.

Re: New Florida member

Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:39 pm

Welcome to th Cub Club!!

Re: New Florida member

Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:13 pm

Welcome to the forum Jim !

Re: New Florida member

Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:12 pm


Welcome to the forum. You will like it here.


Re: New Florida member

Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:38 pm

Welcome, Jim, I know you will enjoy the forum. :D :D

Re: New Florida member

Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:17 am

welcome jim. you a gator or a seminole ?

Re: New Florida member

Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:43 pm


I assume that you know that retirement doesn't mean you get to rest much. Retirement just means you have a lot more time to pursue enjoyment instead of remunerative labour. Since I retired, I have no clue how I ever had time to actually pursue a career/profession. But I can say this... I have a lot more fun...

Welcome to the group, the forum and to the wonderful world of Cubs.. :big smile:

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

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 :!:

When adding signature lines to your profile, the use of animated or non-animated banners and large graphics files must be avoided. These files consume large amounts of bandwidth and cause slow page loading, especially for those forum members using dialup connections.

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

Re: New Florida member

Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:26 pm

Jim, welcome aboard and best of luck gathering Cub stuff for your retirement. As you can see there is a wealth of information available at your fingertips.