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It's a rainy afternoon in Mid-Michigan. I was surfing the web looking for information about Farmall Cub's. I came across your site and decided to register.
I am the third generation owner of a 1951 Cub. I was told my Granddad bought it new for his hobby farm. My Father inherited it when Granddad passed and I inherited it when my Father passed in 2007. My brother's been taking care of it and storing it for me since 2007. He has a place in the country and extra space in his equipment barn and I live in the city. He's decided to retire and downsize and I'll be taking charge of the tractor.
I would like to keep it but don't have much need of a tractor in town and maintenance and storage will be issues. I'm mechanically inclined and have fixed cars, mowers and other equipment but I have not worked on tractors before...especially old tractors. I don't have space in the garage and I'm quite sure it has never spent a night outdoors in it's life. I have started looking into a shed that can support the tractor's weight.
On the other hand, it's been in the family for 62 years and it brings back many a fond memory. As a kid, we spent weekends with my Grandparents. Early on Sunday morning you could always find Granddad in the garage polishing the tractor with turtle wax. He would always say: "If you wipe the wax off for me, I'll take you for a ride after Church!" In the winter, we got to ride in his handmade sleigh towed behind his trusty Cub. Any excuse to get on the Cub was a good excuse.
I know I need to change the oil and some other fluids. I have what appears to be the original Owner's Manual but I will likely have questions and any help would be appreciated.
G'day to you and congrats on becoming the keeper of your Grandfather's Cub. I am sure in time you will become as addicted to this Cub as you are attached emotionally. Having a Cub with such a connection is really special, so I hope you do decide to be the permanent keeper of this Cub.
Oh, my wife's uncle stores his 1950 Cub in a 10'x12' baby barn with double doors on it. You don't need a lot of room to keep a Cub safe and dry
This should help: Lubrication begins on page 14 and runs through page 21
McCormick Farmall Cub Owner's Manual 1950
We have a lot of resources for our members and I would suggest that you follow the links below. Whether you are a newbie to the world of wrenching or have experience working on cars/trucks/hot rods etc., these tractors are simple to maintain/repair/rebuild. Between the manuals, How To's in the CBoK and other resources and our members there is lots of information available to help you get this Cub tuned up.
Hello from the bottom of the mitt!! Great to meet another Cubber from Michigan. Nice story about your Cubs history. Now we need pictures!!
1929 Farmall Regular
1935 John Deere B
1937 John Deere A
1941 John Deere H
1952 John Deere B
1953 Farmall Cub
You will never regret keeping it. A lot of implements were made for a cub, do you have any? Do you like parades (I don't)? I have my fathers 51 cub, it has a few issues and could use a lot more tlc than it gets but starts easily and runs smooth. If you are traveling west on I-94 stop by, I'm less than a mile off the interstate. Vern
Welcome to the forum Smity. I sure hope you find a way to keep the family cub.
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
Welcome to the Farmall Cub.com Forum from nearby Davison, Michigan!
Oh WOW! You don't have to pay shipping for great parts! You have two great resources right at your doorstep.
Stop in at Steiner Tractor and pick up their catalog. You can drop in for cash and carry parts. http://www.steinertractor.com/
If Steiner doesn't have it, their neighbor Alderman's Case IH Dealer probably will. They keep a lot of parts stock for the cubs. http://www.caseih.com/en_us/Pages/Dealer.aspx?id=101-061980A
184 w/ Creeper & 3-Point
IH Model 15 Tiller
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