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Wide Load Ahead -- I don't think its a Cub

Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:20 am

Howdy All! I was raised a city boy, and know next to nothin' about tractors. I see this real deal... a Cub about 2 hours south of me for $800. What A DEAL!

But it looks kinda funny for a Cub. Similar to my '51 but just not the same. So what is it? We'll start with the rear end.

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As you can see it is definitely a wide load. And here is the right front 3/4 view

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Finally, here is the head-on view.

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If this really is a Cub, can someone explain the WIDE rear end?

Rick (Here comes the smut, Martha) Dulas

Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:24 am

I belive that is a B.Kevin

Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:32 am

I don't know my tractors very well yet. It looks like it may be a farmall A or B that someone has widen out in the rear. You can see the left front axle is pulled out and the right side is still in.

JimT

Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:33 am

Is it a B with the wide front from an A? That's my guess.

Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:34 am

Looks like a B with the wide front axle from an A.

Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:40 am

I looked at some other tractors on the web and it looks like what Trentm71 said. It appears to be a B with a different front end.

JimT

Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:46 am

Hey Rick SMILE!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D Kevin

Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:01 am

Hey Rick, does it run and such? $800 for a B in my area would be a steal. I would run (not walk) to get the money and get that thing. Then I'd get a second seat for the left side. Those B's are perfect for a 2-seater and I've always wanted to do that!

I agree with Kevin - cheer up!! Of course maybe you're just deep in thought about the next Shade Tree How-To? :D

Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:16 am

Boy you look so sad and disappointed :roll: don't be; for now it looks like it's a grey area :lol: but the gurus will find out what it is with the serial # and all :roll: and it should become RED :lol: :lol: :lol: Very original
tractor 8) :lol:

Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:32 am

or an A with a B rear axles. :lol:

Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:42 am

Might be a BV???? Kevin

Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:39 am

Thanks for the good vibes, but the fellow in the photo is probably the owner. I just snatched the pictures from the web site. As I'm sure you are aware, the CIA frowns on pictures of former operatives. I've not had a picture taken of me in years.

I may call the owner and see if it is still available. Then get with TexCub and fetch it if we make a deal.

UPDATE: Just called the guy and he sold it yesterday. Close, but no cigar.

Rick (keeping a low profile) Dulas

Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:07 pm

If that rear axle set up is standard width for a B, it will tkae an extra wide trailer to haul it. 101 inches wide.
http://www.tractordata.com/td/td286.html

Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:32 pm

B rear end A front end. There should be a serial plate on the left side seat support, that will tell you what the parent tractor was. Engine serial would give you approx. year of manufacture.

Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:13 pm

The serial plate on the early "A" and "B" was on the pedal guard (missing from the tractor pictured). I don't know when, but it was moved to the seat support, I assume because the pedal guard was often removed and not replaced.
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