Hello from Indiana

Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:54 pm

Hi Everybody,

I wish I had time for all my hobbies and interacting on all the forums I am part of. You throw in living life and unfortunately many times I have to pick or choose. I say that because many times I seem to disappear, normally because I am doing a project for my wife, but there are priorities. :D So I hope to be a part of the community but I know I am not going to be able to be here all the time. That being said, in my first post I got a lot of helpful advise and it seems like a pretty friendly forum. So I hope to throw a little more time towards this forum as I work on my new to me Farmall Cub. I already realized that some of the forum members are literally right around the corner from me, and that could be an advantage if I need that second set of hands. :D

As for my history in working with/fixing up/collecting farm tractors and equipment, it is a relatively a new hobby for me as I probably try to relive a little of my history and my family history. My grandfather farmed and my dad grew up on a farm. I did not grow up on a farm but we lived in the country and I worked for local farmers and on my grandfather's farm for many years. After going to farm shows and festivals for the last several years I decided I wanted some of the tractors that meant something to me, my father, or my grandfather. I narrowed those down to 5 and I went on a search for them. I now own 3 tractor models out of the 5 I have been looking for. I am trying to get them how I remember them or how I was told they were equipped. I was even trying to get the right years but I am not that patient. I will probably end up getting more than 5 tractors because I fell in love with owning tractors and they have been quit useful as well as something to collect. My only problem is storage and I hope to wear my wife down so I can build a pole barn before to long.

The 5 tractors I have on my list are:

1. 1939 Farmall F-20
2. 1937 John Deere Unstyled B
3. 1949 Farmall Cub
4. 1950 Allis Chalmer WD
5. 1949 Ford 8N

Here are pictures of the 3 I have in my collection:

1949 Ford 8N
49 8N.jpg


1949 Allis Chalmers WD
49 WD.jpg


1954 Farmall Cub
54 Cub.jpg


Well, that is my story. The one thing that might seem out of character for someone on this forum but relates to me is that I never really became mechanically inclined. My father or one of the farmers I worked for normally shoved me out of the way when something was wrong, and being a teen I never really paid that close of attention. So it was not until I started to collect these tractors did I get a hands on approach to a lot of the mechanicals.

I hope to learn a lot, and I will participate when I can.

KC9YWW
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Re: Hello from Indiana

Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:10 pm

I think you'll find lots of guys on the Forum (myself included) that wish they would have taken auto mechanics, shop, welding, etc. in high school. If you have a question and don't understand the answer, just ask for clarification and you should be able to solve any problem you encounter.

Bob

Re: Hello from Indiana

Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:21 pm

Welcome to the forum! You appear to be just over an hour away from Tipton, IN, mark your calendar for Sept. 20th & 21st for the Central Indiana Cub Fest, I guarantee you will have a great time and learn all about Cubs!

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You have a nice, diverse collection, thanks for sharing,

Re: Hello from Indiana

Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:26 pm

Welcome to the Board! Glad to have you with us!
Lots of friendly folks here that are more than willing to help out.

Re: Hello from Indiana

Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:36 am

Welcome Neighbor looking forward to meeting you. Steve

Re: Hello from Indiana

Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:04 am

Welcome to the forum.

Re: Hello from Indiana

Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:53 am

Hello and welcome. Tractor "collecting" for me just sorta happens, I never intended to collect them yet here I am with a slew of them. Several Cub Cadets, a Cub, a Kubota, 2 Deere, and a bunch of equipment. You're gonna need that barn! :D
KC9YWW wrote: I will probably end up getting more than 5 tractors because I fell in love with owning tractors
p.s. Whatever size you decide to build, it won't be big enough! :D

Re: Hello from Indiana

Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:15 pm

KC9YWW:

G'day .. I am VE9RHS, advanced amateur up here. Used to be pretty active on the DX sections of HF.

Congrats btw on acquiring your 1st new to you Cub. :applause: I see you have more than a passing interest in tractors :lol:

There are lots of resources here for our members, and if you spend a little time and follow the links below, a lot of your questions will be answered .. and maybe a lot of projects might be added .. :shock:

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 the most important resources are Owner's Manuals, Parts Catalogs and Service Manuals. The Cub Manual Server is the home of the jpg versions and the PDF Manuals -- well the pdf's of course :wink: Enjoy!.