Newbie in Maryland

Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:26 am

Greetings all,
My wife and I recently acquired a 1960 International Cub Lo-Boy in yellow by way of her brother in NY. The tractor is really my wifes but I am allowed to work on it and motor around the yard if I've been a good boy. As recieved it was sort of rusty but it starts and runs very well. It doesn't show much evidence of hard use ie. the edges on the pedals are still sharp,has what appear to be the original front tires[Firestones and bald] and it runs very quietly with no smoke.Presently it is equipped with a front blade and it has the quick hitch setup on the rear with a single blade plow.Not being a farmer[auto tech,black thumb] all this ag stuff is foreign to me but I really appreciate the simplicity and logic of tractors. The plan is to find a belly mower for it and if possible a loader and use it to maintain some property we have in central VA.I know the Cubs aren't really ideal for use with a loader but with the way my wife gets into things a full size machine might result in the creation of the Lesser Plains,formerly known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. This and Rudi's site have been a huge help already and it looks like a good place to hang around.


Re: Newbie in Maryland

Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:06 am

Welcome to the forum. This is a great place to hang out and learn about your tractor and meet some awesome people.

If you are looking for some adventure and you can make it there is CubFest Northeast in Kinderhook, NY coming up in 2 1/2 weeks on Columbus Day weekend.
There will be quite a few folks traveling from all over the U.S. to attend. There will be plenty of opportunity to get your hands greasy and speak with some very knowledgeable folks.

Look in the Announcements section for all the information on this event.

Again - Welcome!


Re: Newbie in Maryland

Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:45 pm

Welcome, this is a great site and is filled with very helpful people and an extensive data base of ofCub info.

Re: Newbie in Maryland

Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:07 pm

Another Free Stater. Welcome to the forum. :D

Re: Newbie in Maryland

Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:04 pm


Image to :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!.

I have spend the last 10 years or so playing with the JD 644 series loaders. Yup they are a loader to be sure. They can move a ton of material in a mighty quick way. However, they can't exactly go where the operator needs to go without damaging the landscape especially when you want to put a couple wheel barrow loads of mulch beside your brides prize begonias ... :big say what: ... so yup you can betcha that a Cub with a loader becomes a very valuable commodity.

After almost 10 years of owning Ellie, I now own a Henderson loader which will be on Ellie in the near future and I will be able to do exactly that .... bring mulch and other material much closer to where my bride wants it without destroying the lawns. So yeah... a Cub with a Loader is a beautiful thing :D :!: :{_}: There are a couple of loaders available and I think if you check your original post that the loader in that thread is available, and it appears to be a Henderson.

Oh, and thanks for the kinds words... they are appreciated :)

Re: Newbie in Maryland

Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:50 am

Bill ! :) Welcome to the forum

Re: Newbie in Maryland

Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:41 pm

Welcome Bill !! Your approach to Cub ownership has some interesting possibilities. You labeled Cub #1 as "hers" !! That now enables you to get another 1 or 2 with minimal static. If things do get sticky, it seems the common sense approach of one implement per Cub (it's too hard to mount and dismount them) could then be your fall back position. BTW, this time of year brings motivated sellers to places like CraigsList and Yesterday's Tractors so keep your eyes on the prize. Craig

Re: Newbie in Maryland

Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:06 pm

Mag, That could be a plan.But there could be a space and maintanance conflict with the eleven motorcycles I've got.The tractor got in the way of the Laverda 1000 I had started restoring before the Cub arrived and for the sake of domestic tranquility her stuff takes precedence.Plus the ease and simplicity of working on the Cub was nice.I could see another Cub or two possible in the future unless they get too valuable to find cheaply.We [She] have finished painting it and I'll try and post some Pics when I figure out how to.I'm sort of a computer retard,but carbs,points and electrical problems don't scare me a bit.

Re: Newbie in Maryland

Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:03 am


wdietz186 wrote:I'll try and post some Pics when I figure out how to.I'm sort of a computer retard,but carbs,points and electrical problems don't scare me a bit.

No problem ... check out these topics, they will probably help. Makes it pretty easy. You can find these and more in the CBoK's - On The Forums chapter

Re: Newbie in Maryland

Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:46 pm

Welcome to the forum Bill.