Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:20 pm
Hello all. I just wanted to introduce myself on here, as I am a brand new member. A friend of mine, and fellow member informed me of this community, and I had to check it out. Boy am I ever glad I did! I can honestly say that I am overwhelmed with the wealth of resources and knowledge here, and I am excited to start soaking it all in! About the tractor: It's a 1948 Farmall Cub, and it's life started with a company working on the roads, when my grandfather offered to buy it from the owner. My guess that was around 1950ish. My grandfather used it mostly around the farm, for gardening, and to do the "heavy lifting" around the house. Grandpa always took care of it, keeping it under the cover of the shed. As a kid, I was always facinated with the "big tractor" with the mysterious coffee can that sat overturned on the exhaust stack. I remember him saying that he left the muffler off because he, "liked the sound". The engine had apparently been gone over by him, and he owned it until his death in 1992. It now resides in Slippery Rock, Pa with my dad. The tractor's been through a lot, including a garage fire, after which it was rebuilt. I'll never forget the heartache I felt seeing the charred remains sitting in the yard. The engine's tired, as you really need to feather the clutch in 1st pulling the plow. I'm now 31 years old, and I'm hoping that one day, I'll pass that piece of family down to my son (should I have one). I have a lot to learn, but I know a lot of the basics of implement attachments and operation. (mom used to freak out when I told her all I did on the tractor during my days spent with grandpa!) I have plenty of questions, so brace yourselves!
Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:24 pm
Bumble, Welcome to the best Forum on the web. We're here to help with any questions or problems you might have, so fire away when you have one. Spend a little time browsing the site, you'll find manuals, brochures, pictures, etc. Have fun with your Cub.
Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:28 pm
Welcome to the forum, Steve.
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Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:09 pm
Welcome to the forum. It's always great to here that a Cub is being handed down from one family member to another.
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:30 pm
It really is something special to have a Cub with a close family connection. Not all of us are fortunate in that regard. Many have family connections of some type, but being a 3rd generation owner of the same Cub, well that is special. I am sure you are going to enjoy hanging around. This is literally the greatest community on the net.. bar none
we like em a lot
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:34 pm
Hey glad to have you with us.
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:47 pm
Welcome aboard! The best Cubs are the ones with a family history.
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:10 pm
Welcome to the forum and best of luck with your Cub! As noted, the ones with Family ties are real cool to hear about.
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:54 pm
Hi Steve(bumble)! Glad you checked us out! I told you it was a heck of a place, Best forum and people in the world!
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:22 pm
Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:13 pm
Welcome to a great forum with fantastic people and more info than you can possibly imagine. Enjoy.
I enjoyed the story about your Cub. Those with family ties are always special.
Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:32 pm
hey bumble, you are up in my ole neck of the woods. i was born and raised in rosedale and graduated from overlea. maybe my next trip up there we could talk tractors. Welcome to the forum!!
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:42 pm
Come on up! Steve is a friend of mine. We can have a minifest!
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:35 am
Welcome to the forum Steve. Just sit back and plough thru all the info.
Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:54 am
Welcome Steve, Ask away
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