New from Northeast Pennsylvania

Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:58 am

I've had the luck and privelage of moving in/onto my wife's father's old dairy farm. Until this year it has been vacant for around 3 years as her father moved down to Georgia. I've been really busy with the work of fixing up a 200 year old house and a farm that had just been sitting for 3 years the intention being to have hay, vegetables and someday dairy goats to make cheese with. This spring we took the time and money and planted 34 apple trees for a small orchard since it was something we both always wanted. And since we would now have all that orchard to mow it was finally my excuse to get a cub ! I bought a Lo Boy that I thought had a Woods 59 on it. The tractor was ugly and didn't run when I bought it, some carburator and electrical work remedied that after a few hours. It was put straight to work (after a thorough greasing) cutting the hay field areas that we were going to plant the orchards, then the lawn then the one pasture. Anyway the "Woods 59" is actually a IH C-3. I am now in the slow process of giving it some new paint (in between making hay, re-doing the house, getting the other equipment operational etc).
Why did I want a cub you ask ? Well my Grandpa had one (late 40's). My Nana refered to the tractor as "the red dobbin". It was the tractor I learned to drive on first. It's sickle bar mowed the hay fields, the plow and harrows prepared the vegetable field, the snow plow kept the driveway clear in the winter, the belt drive mixed concrete and cut wood. My Grandpa's cub is now owned by my cousins and is garage kept and used to plow snow. As far as I know unfortunately the plows, harrows, sickle etc is up in my grandpas old horse barn since atleast the early 90's. I'm hoping to aquire the equipment that was my Grandpa's back and then my intention is to get a regular cub to do vegetables with and to rake hay with, I'm on the hunt for a 75-79.

My forum name comes from the fact that the farm came with alot of Olivers from the father in law. I love the 88 !

Here is a quick run down of the farm:
The home farm is 30 acres:
about 15 ac in fields
about 7 ac in pastures
and the rest is wooded.

With it I'm operating about 15 acres on the adjacent neighbors, about 10 on another farm about a mile away, and have about 30 acres of fields that I have permission to use (I just haven't gotten time to get in there and work those fields yet).

Equipment I have:
Tractors:
Oliver 88 (Row Crop-Wide front)
Oliver 77 (tricycle with trip bucket loader)
Oliver 70 (tricycle...I haven't gotten this running yet)
Oliver 70 (tricycle...was my wife's grandfather's tractor...basically just parts or a MAJOR restoration project)
International Cub (Lo Boy)

Equipment:
New Holland 268 (square baler with kicker)
New Holland 488 (haybine)
Oliver Manure spreader (I've converted this to a functioning woodwagon, that will need to get redone as time allows)
New Holland Manure Spreader (needs a floor and alot of welding)
International C-3 (60 inch finish mower)
Dearborn 14-20 (side delivery rake)
Teddar (I haven't used it haven't given it the once over to even know)
2 old Oliver sickle bar mowers (1 is a parts one and the "good one" is rusted solid and needs alot of work to get back into running condition
1-forage wagon (I'm going to strip it down to a flat bed wagon)
2- running gear for hay wagons (I need to get lumber and hardware and time to build ... borrowed a wagon from a neighboring farmer to do my hay this year)
Oliver 2 Row Corn Planter (Needs taken down to the metal and put back together)

Buildings:
1- 18 cow stanchion dairy barn (New England/Saltbox style) it still has the gear, blocks and grapple over head for doing loose hay
1 300 gallon bulk tank in the milkhouse
1 chicken coop (needs some work and am contemplating making it a garden shed and building a new coop in a better location
1 tool shed (needs new roof, floor, and some structural help)
1 maintenance shop/tractor shed (Still needs some roof work and the one wall fixed.. I've been working on this slowly)
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Re: New from Northeast Pennsylvania

Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:09 am

Welcome to the forum. :D

Re: New from Northeast Pennsylvania

Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:09 am

Welcome to our little corner of the cyber world! Boy, it sounds like you're busy! Best of luck with the new (to you) farm!

Re: New from Northeast Pennsylvania

Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:50 am

Welcome to the Forum. Sounds like your place will keep you busy for a few years. Feel free to ask any questions you might have. A lot of knowledgeable Cub lovers here.

Bob

Re: New from Northeast Pennsylvania

Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:03 am

Welcome fellow Pennsylvanian !!
You have discovered THE forum for Cubs :{_}:
Others will be along shortly to welcome you and Rudi will point you to all the online manuals, etc.
Sounds like you are very busy...when you get a minute you may want to reverse the city and state in your profile...then the system will map you correctly...so others can find you = PA, Birchardville

Enjoy the forum :D

Re: New from Northeast Pennsylvania

Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:20 am

Welcome to the forum and your adventures in farming. If you need answers to agricultural questions you can get the answers here, in your home town (you have probably been by there in the last week):

Penn State Cooperative Extension Service
County Office Building
31 Public Avenue
Montrose, PA 18801-1219
Phone: 570-278-1158
Fax: 570-278-2497
Email: SusquehannaExt@psu.edu
Office Hours: 8:00 to 4:30

Have fun and come back with your Cub questions.

Bill

Re: New from Northeast Pennsylvania

Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:57 am

Being able to carry on the family farm (either mate's family) is really an honour as well as a vocation. I be you are one happy guy, know I sure would be. Enjoy your tractors and playing with all the different ones.. -- yes, I like Oliver's and other brands, but my favourite is the Cub. Here is the link to the Manuals, CBoK and a whack of other resources you will need both for your Lo-Boy and the IH C-3 Mower and other implements. Enjoy... and remember Image

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 which is the Cub Manual Server. Enjoy!.

Re: New from Northeast Pennsylvania

Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:46 pm

Welcome to the forum. Great bunch of guys and gals here to help you with your tractor.

Wow it looks like you are going to be real busy.

Re: New from Northeast Pennsylvania

Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:32 pm

Glad to have you with us. Welcome to you and your wife.

Re: New from Northeast Pennsylvania

Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:59 am

Thanks for the warm welcome guys. :D
More pics huh ?
Here is the Ollie 77 fired up for the first time in 3 or 4 years .
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Re: New from Northeast Pennsylvania

Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:16 am

You might want to reserve the weekend of October 8, 9 & 10 and come on up to Cubfest Northeast in Kinderhook, NY. It's just a little over three hours from you. Bring along your Lo-Boy and you'll get some good advice and maybe a little help in keeping it in good working condition. :D

Re: New from Northeast Pennsylvania

Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:33 am

Man, you have got it made. All that farmland, a wife who wants to share it with you, tractors, What else could a man want or need!! congrats on the farm, and all the family stuff.

Re: New from Northeast Pennsylvania

Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:19 am

I have to be down in Lancaster on Saturday October 9th... but am trying to figure out a way to come up to the weekend festivities up there.

Re: New from Northeast Pennsylvania

Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:45 am

Welcome fellow Pennsylvania

My in laws have a Oliver 1650 and a 770 on their farm, just 20 minutes from out place.

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Jeff

Re: New from Northeast Pennsylvania

Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:48 am

OliverFarmall wrote:I have to be down in Lancaster on Saturday October 9th... but am trying to figure out a way to come up to the weekend festivities up there.

Unless you're down there for an equipment auction, you're better off in Kinderhook. :D