My cousin calls me up two weeks ago, telling me he knows where a farmall cub is, just sitting on a fence row. He was hired to take an excavator and level an old barn which has started falling in on itself, and just do some general property clean up.
An old farmer had passed away about a year earlier and his two sons already have other careers going, and are probably going to sell the land. The sons that have hired my cousin said that they didn't want anything standing. He asked about a mid '60's Ford truck and this farmall sitting in the weeds. They wanted them gone, either push them into the burn pile, sell them for scrap, or just bury them, just get rid of them. So my cousin told them that I might be interested. By all means they said. Just come get it. They went on to tell him that their Dad really like the old tractor and had bought it in the late '50's, and used it regularly until the late '90's until he got sick. Just before it was parked....he had new sleeves put in the engine and a new clutch. Used minimally afterwards.....it was parked where it sits now. I went yesterday to look at this cub.........it wasn't a cub at all. Seems it's a "C"....maybe a super C. (don't know the difference). The tractor is intact, all sheet metal is there and straight. Lights are all there, (even the rear, with a separate red teardrop light), no busted lenses. All guages and switches are there, but the guages are either cracked or rusted up, theres even a guage of some sort up by the dual hydraulic levers. I suspect the engine is stuck, as the exhaust stack has rotted off, and I'm sure water has gotten to the top of the motor. The clutch and brake petals all moved, and the transmission shifted through all gears. The tires are all rotted, but the steering seemed ok....not much slack. All engine componets were there, no cracks anywhere on the tractor, however, there was no water in the radiator.....which may be a good thing. Seems it still has the 6 volt charging system.
My Dad and I are strongly considering this tractor. It's free for the taking, but will need a new gas tank,(if one could be found), new rubber all the way around, starter and gen, overhaul, head re-worked...if not more engine work. Lots of cleaning and paint. I welcome your comments, as I have no experience with anything larger than a cub. I think between my Dad and I we can do the work to get it going, (provided parts can be found). And....at times it would be nice to have something bigger than a cub around!
Last edited by Harold R on Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:27 am, edited 1 time in total.