Hello from middle Tennessee

Post your introduction and "get to know me" information in this forum.

Moderator: Team Cub

Hello from middle Tennessee

Postby 56FordGuy » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:01 am

Hey y'all, nice to be here. I didn't plan to get into the little Cubs, but I did.

I've always loved old tractors. Still have the 8N we had when I was a kid, and eventually wound up with my own house with a yard and some land. I was getting by with an MTD riding mower for the yard until one day, a guy at work mentioned he had "some kind of old Cub tractor" he wanted to sell. Well, being a tractor guy, and an IH guy, I soon found myself looking at a 154 LoBoy that "runs great". Somewhere along the lines it got painted John Deere green and yellow, but it found it's way to my house. I fought it for a while, wouldn't run cold, threw the mower belt, tires leaked, all the problems that would've had me ready to scrap most other machines. For some reason, though, I just liked the goofy little thing. Slow, underpowered, ugly, and took more time to fix than to use, I liked it. I got it running to last one season, then planned to strip it down and repaint it. Well, low and behold, the last mowing of the year it quit moving. Ran well, just wouldn't move. I pushed it into the shop, and instead of repainting it over the winter, I would up redoing the transmission. Got it back together a month or two ago, and have been mowing with it this year.

While hunting for parts for my other tractor ('60s era IH 424), I met a gentleman that runs a shop and sells parts that had an old LoBoy sitting out in the grass. A customer brought it to him, got a repair quote, and didn't want to fix it. The machine had sat there for quite a while, so I got the gentleman's phone number and called him. I left a message, hoping to buy it for a parts machine for my 154. We talked, and couldn't come together on a price. A few weeks later he called me back, and we were able to make a deal.

So today after work, I jumped in the truck and went to get it. Unlike the 154, the 185 is painted the correct colors, but had to be pushed onto the flatbed. It looks alright, I'm hoping to get it to run this weekend.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello. It's nice to see some other folks enjoy these little old tractors.

-Blake
56FordGuy
 
Posts: 32
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:41 pm
Location: TN, Sumner County
Zip Code: 37022
Tractors Owned: 154 LoBoy, 185 LoBoy, IH 424, Ford 8N

Re: Hello from middle Tennessee

Postby phildidit » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:44 am

welcome to the forum, there is a vast aray of knowledge here. lotss of good people and lots of cubfests. one of them will be in tenn. in audgust i believe. :D
User avatar
phildidit
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 1616
Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:09 pm
Location: GA, Canton/Waleska
Zip Code: 30114
Tractors Owned: 1951 cub "Ms. Scarlett"
1962 Leora's loboy "Starburst"
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Hello from middle Tennessee

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:33 am

Hi Blake, Welcome to the Forum. If you have any questions or problems you can't handle, but sure and ask. Ypu'll find a lot of Cub lovers here.

Bob
"We don't need to think more,
we need to think differently."
-Albert Einstein
Bob McCarty
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
 
Posts: 5614
Joined: Tue May 25, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: CO, Longmont
Zip Code: 80501
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Hello from middle Tennessee

Postby redfin » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:00 am

Welcome to the forum Blake :D
redfin
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
 
Posts: 4047
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: LA, Gonzales
Zip Code: 70737
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Hello from middle Tennessee

Postby John(videodoc) » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:27 am

welcome aboard.
User avatar
John(videodoc)
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 6447
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:16 pm
Location: IL, Paris just off of Interstate 70
Zip Code: 61944
Tractors Owned: -
55 F-Cub - snow plow and chains
4 Demonstrators Restored.
"Bette" - 22 mower
"Roxie" - 144 Complete Cults'
"Louise"(Done) IH 1000 One arm Loader
"Sandy"(Done) 193 Plow

1950 Demo "Billie" -(Woods 59")
Corn Stalk Cutter
23a Disc
Mid Mount Grader Blade
&
2005 Mahindra w/FEL
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Hello from middle Tennessee

Postby beaconlight » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:36 am

Hey Glad to have you with us.
Bill

"Life's tough.It's even tougher if you're stupid."
- John Wayne

" We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office."
- Aesop
User avatar
beaconlight
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
 
Posts: 7701
Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:31 pm
Location: NY Staten Island & Franklin
Zip Code: 10314

WELCOME

Postby Charles (49) Mo » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:53 am

Great bunch of guys and gals are here to help you.
Charles (49) Mo
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 694
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:28 pm
Location: St. Louis Mo.
Zip Code: 63031

Re: Hello from middle Tennessee

Postby johnny j » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:29 pm

Welcome to the forum :)
User avatar
johnny j
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 899
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:12 am
Location: LOTHIAN,MARYLAND
Zip Code: 20711
Tractors Owned: 1948 FARMALL CUB #34846
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Hello from middle Tennessee

Postby josys36 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:56 pm

Glad to have you aboard. There are a few of us here from TN. You will find a great group of people here!
Jason

"Beauty through function and simplification."
"Raymond Lowey"

http://www.prayamericaback.com/
josys36
Cub Star!
Cub Star!
 
Posts: 218
Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:36 pm
Location: New Boston IL
Zip Code: 61272
Tractors Owned: Tractors

1940s Allis Chalmers B
1966 140

Cars

1950 Buick Special
1964 Cadillac
1955 R190

Re: Hello from middle Tennessee

Postby Rudi » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:24 pm

Blake:

I enjoyed your story on getting addicted to Cubs. The estate style or Numbered Series are an interesting beastie .. having some things in common with their cousins the cultivision style and with their tinier cousins the Cadets. They are all Cubs and therefore highly addictive.

I have some of the manuals for the Numbered Series Cubs, not a lot, but some and there is at least one manual for each of the 3 models of Lo-Boys.

Follow the links below...

Image to the Farmallcub.com :big smile: Forum Family. And you have come to the right place for all things Cub related. If you click on the Site Rules, Regulations, & Important Information, it will point you to :arrow: the Welcome Wagon wherein you will find links to many useful sites and topics. One of which is the Cub Manual Server. Enjoy!.
Confusion breeds Discussion which breeds Knowledge which breeds Confidence which breeds Friendship

User avatar
Rudi
Team Cub
Team Cub
 
Posts: 28467
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 8:37 pm
Location: NB Dieppe, Canada
Zip Code: E1A7J3
eBay ID: ve9rhs
Skype Name: R.H. "Rudi" Saueracker, SSM
Tractors Owned: 1947 Cub "Granny"
1948 Cub "Ellie-Mae"
1951 Cub "Jethro"
Dad's Putt-Putt
IH 129 CC
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y
Twitter ID: Rudi Saueracker, SSM

Re: Hello from middle Tennessee

Postby dgrapes59 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:28 pm

Blake,

Welcome to the Forum!

Good luck getting the new one running!
David
User avatar
dgrapes59
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 2680
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:05 pm
Location: OH, Liberty Township (45044) (southwest OH)
Zip Code: 45044
Tractors Owned: 1951 Cub
1955 Loboy
a few plows, mowers, blades & such
Several '61 CC Originals, CC Narrow Frames- 70 & 100's, 71, Couple 102's & 122's, 72, 124, 73, various CC options & implements #2 Trailer, 1963 Springfield
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Hello from middle Tennessee

Postby 56FordGuy » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:34 pm

Thanks for the welcome, y'all. I pushed the 185 into the shop today, might be able to work on it this coming week. Glad to hear about the August event, I travel a lot for work and might be able to get over there.

Looking forward to hanging around and learning something. :D
56FordGuy
 
Posts: 32
Joined: Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:41 pm
Location: TN, Sumner County
Zip Code: 37022
Tractors Owned: 154 LoBoy, 185 LoBoy, IH 424, Ford 8N

Re: Hello from middle Tennessee

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:37 pm

Blake,
Welcome to the forum I know you will like it here. At the top of the page click on Map and you can see who id close to you.
1975 cub (LouAnn) serial # 245946, 1941 John Deere Model H

Good judgment comes from experience,
and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers
User avatar
Mike in Louisiana
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 4201
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:10 am
Location: LA, Doyline
Zip Code: 71023
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Hello from middle Tennessee

Postby Bill Hudson » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:24 pm

Welcome, Blake. Enjoy the ride.

Bill
"The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop." Edwin Conklin, biologist
Bill Hudson
Team Cub
Team Cub
 
Posts: 6385
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:50 am
Location: OH, Madison
Zip Code: 44057
Tractors Owned: :
57 F-Cub
64 Lo-Boy
68 Lo-Boy
52 F-Cub
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Hello from middle Tennessee

Postby Former Member » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:20 pm

Blake, Welcome.

You are a hop skip and jump from me here in Crossville, TN.

Come on over to the Mid TN cubfest and meet some other cub enthusiasts. August 20-21

Dale
Former Member
5+ Years
5+ Years
 
Posts: 6416
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:56 pm
Zip Code: 00000
Circle of Safety Award
Circle of Safety: Y


Return to Introduce Yourself

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests