Iowa new to forum

Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:32 pm

Been reading for a 2nd year. I own a 59 cub lowboy , c3 mower, push blade, fast hitch plow, 51 m, mm corn sheller. I live just south of Waterloo,IA
I was raised on ih tractor and tractor pull had a 460 gas hot farm class that used an updraft carb from an airplane 5500 rpm. At 41 years old I have been
to 5 RPRU. Place 1st at the Mount Pleasent IA RPRU in the 5000 lbs class. Also am amember of a tractor club call the ptos Preserving The Old Stuff.

Re: Iowa new to forum

Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:41 pm


Re: Iowa new to forum

Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:02 pm

Welcome to the forum.


Re: Iowa new to forum

Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:58 pm

Welcome to the Forum! Great to have you with us.

Re: Iowa new to forum

Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:17 am

Welcome John!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you enjoy it here, It's one of the most friendly forums around.

Re: Iowa new to forum

Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:21 am

Welcome John....Sounds like you've been around the tree a few times. I'm sure you'll bring some good knowledge to this Forum.

Re: Iowa new to forum

Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:05 pm


Re: Iowa new to forum

Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:22 pm

Welcome, John. :D :D

Re: Iowa new to forum

Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:26 pm

Welcome, John. :D

Re: Iowa new to forum

Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:57 pm

Welcome John! Jump right in, it sounds like you have a lot to contribute. :D

Re: Iowa new to forum

Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:40 pm


Welcome to the Cub family and I am sure you will enjoy our little on-line home.

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: Iowa new to forum

Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:23 am

Welcome aboard John, glad to see another person from Iowa. I am from Iowa orginally, Fort Dodge and surrounding area. Family farm is now part of Brushy Creek state park. The state bought 95% of the home place in 1990. To make the nations largest horse park. (This was dads place) Moms place is still active up by Fonda, Palmer areas.

Be sure to to mark your calender for

Sure to be a good time, and a time to meet several of the guys on the board here.


Re: Iowa new to forum

Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:32 pm

Hey there, John from Iowa!! Welcome to the best darned tractor forum on the whole WWW! You are going to love it here!

If you are unable to make it to DocFest in Illinois, why don't you try to mark your calendar for the CHEESY CUBFEST II

We have a GREAT time and get to play in the dirt with our cubs! Lots of Fun!!

Mike in La Crosse, WI

Re: Iowa new to forum

Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:53 pm

John.. wow my name is John too.. and I too live in Iowa. I will be going to the cheesy fest and I have room for one more cub on my flat bed.. Just a thought.

Re: Iowa new to forum

Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:36 pm

Also from the Cyclone state. Love the clones!!! Live in town, no tractors just like to restore old machines.
36 years on railroad,4 children-1son at rockwell in coralville, 1 daughter in texas wiring up electric wind towers- 1 daughter in carroll at a tractor dealership-1 son on the railroad.

Hope to stick around for a while T.J.