Farming up North

Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:34 am

Hello to all. I am sitting here on a snowing March morning wishing it was spring. My name is Steve and along with my wife and kids we vegetable farm up here in Wisconsin. We run a small ,Community Supported Agriculture, vegetable farm and use a 1947 Cub for all of our cultivating. I sure do like the little Cub it does what we want, complains very little, charms the visitors and anyone can drive it. What more can you ask. Besides red is a nice color in a county where most everything that drives is JD green. Makes me feel a bit like a rebel. I will be looking for some implements, now and then, on this fourm and just enjoy hang'in out with other Cubbie's. Chow for now.....snow needs to be plowed.

Steve

Re: Farming up North

Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:52 am

Steve, Welcome to the best forum on the internet. You'll find a lot of friendly and knowledgeable folks here. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. You might want to check the announcements section and see if there is a Cubfest close to you.

Bob

Re: Farming up North

Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:48 pm

Welcome, Steve. :D

Re: Farming up North

Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:05 pm

Steve:

Well it looks like you and your family already know about the addictiveness of Cubs and what they can bring to a family and even a community I guess. Never fails, when one drives by a farm of any size and there is a Cub out in the field workin, folks just naturally stop and watch what this little tractor can do :!: Same way here.. my cubs always seem to attract attention of some sort.

What follows can be a bit time consuming, but once you get in from plowing snow, got a nice cup of hot chocolate/cocoa or java to wrap your hands around, grab a comfy chair and have a read below.. there is tons of interesting stuff, and more is constantly added as I collect new material or just have the time to upload what I still have left to do. Either way, it will be interesting.

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 FarmallCub.com 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: Farming up North

Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:47 am

Steve!

Welcome to the best darned tractor forum on the whole WWW!

If you are interested in meeting up with a bunch of Cub Enthusiasts in your relative neck of the woods, head on over to Taylor/Hixton, WI the weekend of May 8,9 and 10 for an AWESOME time plowing, tinkering, riding on a cubs, and just general GREAT TIMES...

Check out the Announcement section of the forum there is LOADS of detail on the Cheesy Fest there...

Mike in La Crosse, WI

Re: Farming up North

Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:10 pm

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome. Great to be on board.

A special thanks to Mike. from LaCrosse, WI, for the invite to Cheesy Fest. Mike, that is beautiful country out your way. What a nice place to have a Cub Fest and not all that far from here. I will see what I can do to get away.

Steve

Re: Farming up North

Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:38 pm

Welcome aboard!!

Re: Farming up North

Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:06 pm

Welcome.. :{_}:

Re: Farming up North

Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:52 pm

Welcome to the Forum!!