Nice to meet everyone!

Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:17 am

Hi, My name is Mike and Im from Mercer, Pennsylvania...I bought a small farm last year (fixer up'er) and Im looking to become quite the farm hand. I hunt, fish, and Im in to gardening, old trucks, and cars. I bought an old IH 154 Cub Lo Boy the other day for grass cutting and some light work and I stumbled across this site...Looks like you guys know your tractors! Im going to post some pics soon...Im planning on giving it a once over and bringing her back to her original beauty...

Re: Nice to meet everyone!

Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:05 am

Welcome aboard - this is a great place to hang out :D

Re: Nice to meet everyone!

Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:06 pm

Welcome aboard

Re: Nice to meet everyone!

Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:05 pm

Jump in the water is fine


Re: Nice to meet everyone!

Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:31 pm

Welcome to the Forum!!

Great forum here with lots of knowledgable folks willing to share and help, you've come to the right place for all things Cub!!
Make yourself at home and have fun with the tractor.

Re: Nice to meet everyone!

Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:05 pm

Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride. You will find lots of knowledgeable people here to help you with the 154.


Re: Nice to meet everyone!

Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:09 pm

Welcome to a great forum with fantastic people and more information than you can imagine. Enjoy. :D :D

Re: Nice to meet everyone!

Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:13 am

Welcome, Mike. :D

Re: Nice to meet everyone!

Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:16 am

Mike welcome to a great site for information and help.

Re: Nice to meet everyone!

Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:18 pm


Welcome and congrats :applause: on acquiring your first Cub. Bet you can't stop at just 1 Cub.. :lol: Sure hope you enjoy fixing up your small farm. You will probably find that many of us share your interests and hobbies, and you are going to fit right in.

orchardinc wrote:I bought a small farm last year (fixer up'er) and Im looking to become quite the farm hand. I hunt, fish, and Im in to gardening, old trucks, and cars.

Do take the time to read what follows. Yes, it is a bit on the lengthy side.. but it is very hard to be able to give anyone a reasonable introduction to the resources available here on We hope that these will be helpful to you.

Enjoy :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 :!:

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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