Hello from Michigan

Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:20 pm

Hi everyone,

I bought a tractor the other day. I've never owned one, I've never even driven one. But, ever since I was a kid, I thought they were great. I have grown up fixing and restoring cars and motorcycles. I have always found the simple, robust mechanical nature of older tractors to be appealing. I have looked at tractors for sale locally many times, but have always talked myself out of it because I have no real need for one, I couldn't really make up a need.

One came up for sale not far from my house a couple of weeks ago. I have always liked the Farmall line and I have been looking at Cubs and A's. I looked at it several times. My wife finally told me to go get it.


It's a 49'. It runs and appears to be almost complete, came with a couple of boxes of parts and the original manual and paper work. The gentleman I bought it from took it on a trade from the family of the original owner and hadn't had it for very long. I got it for the fair (I think) price of $800.

I looking forward to restoring it. Maybe I will drive it in the local parade.



Re: Hello from Michigan

Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:27 pm

Welcome to the forum!! Great looking tractor you have there!! They are loads of fun and easy to maintain. You have come to the right place for loads of information and friendly people!! Enjoy your toy!! :D

Re: Hello from Michigan

Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:32 am

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You will find all the information you need here. OH good looking Cub and a good price.

Re: Hello from Michigan

Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:43 am

Welcome to the Forum! You'll find a lot of friendly and knowledgeable Cub lovers here. As you have time, browse through the Forums and the Tool Bar above. You'll find manuals, "how to's" and lots of valuable info including manuals. Feel free to ask any questions you might have.


Re: Hello from Michigan

Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:37 pm

Welcome to the forum.

Re: Hello from Michigan

Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:09 pm

Thanks for the response everyone.

I spent some time this morning making a list of things to do. I think I might do a complete rebuild instead of just trying to clean it up.

Thanks again,


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Re: Hello from Michigan

Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:56 pm


Welcome to the forum! It looks like you got a nice cub, especially for the money.

You found the right place to learn about it and get the help you may need. The site sponsors are great for parts; you can’t go wrong with them.

I suggest you enjoy the cub for a while, learn about it and take your time diagnosing what you will do with it, once the hood comes off; all bets are off as to the depth you may go!


Re: Hello from Michigan

Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:05 pm

Welcome aboard Paul. As others have stated, you've come to the right place.

So tell us about the Cars and motorcycles!! :big afro:

Re: Hello from Michigan

Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:17 pm


When I told my uncle I had a Cub (probably two) he said he thought of buying one years ago, just north of you. Mothers side of the family was in Marine City. Small world.

Always good to know what you have before you start doing too much. Run it around some.

Re: Hello from Michigan

Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:43 am


G'day and congrats :applause: on acquiring your very 1st new to you Cub :D You will find that these things a definitely addictive and it may not be long before you become a member of the MCC! :lol: That is btw a very nice honest looking Cub and it's colour/patina is really nice even wet. You are going to have a great time restoring this Cub.

To make the restoration easier, please do follow the links below which will take you to the Service Manuals, Parts Manuals, Owner's Manuals and other resources such as the CBoK's How To's etc.,

Image to 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!.

Also please post lots of pics of your restore. There are links on How To Post etc., in the CBoK's On The Forums chapter.