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Steven1959Cub
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New Cub Owner

Postby Steven1959Cub » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:28 am

New owner here of 59 Cub. It was the tractor my wife learned to drive when she was a very young girl when taught this. The man, neighbor, who had the tractor died maybe 20 years ago and in his will the tractor was to go to my father in law to hold til my wife could take it. Well.....long story now.....my wife and I have been married 6 years and father in law heath really declining. I have a Cub!! I got it running and it shifts into gears but will not engage tranny. (All fluids have been change already). Just want to say hey and I am already obsessed with getting it going and semi restored!

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Re: New Cub Owner

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:03 pm

Steven1959Cub wrote:... it shifts into gears but will not engage tranny ...

I'm a little confused by this statement. Do you mean it will shift into gear properly, but will not move when the clutch pedal is released?
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Re: New Cub Owner

Postby ricky racer » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:15 pm

Welcome aboard!! You've come to the right place to get all your Cub questions answered.
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Steven1959Cub
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Re: New Cub Owner

Postby Steven1959Cub » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:15 am

Yes. So it goes into gear. I release the clutch and it sounds like the teeth on the gear is kinda touching but not fully engaging. It’s not real loud or a big grinding noise as well. It does this for reverse and all 3 forward gears. I do notice that when put into 3Rd gear it is a little louder. I didn’t leave it long on any of them until I guess I can tear the shifter cover off to investigate. Any ideas should be very much appreciated.

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Re: New Cub Owner

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:00 pm

Remove the trans cover and check that the ball on the lower end of the shift lever is seating in the sliding part of the shift rails. Sounds like the gears are not being moved correctly when the shift lever is moved. Also check that the inside cup on the shift lever is still welded to the shift lever. If it is loose, it allows the shift lever to ride up and not engage the shifter slides on the rails. I just finished this repair on a FCub. Try the search function at the top of this page and you will find pictures and other posts on this subject. Also check the HOW TO subforum for more information and tips.

Steven1959Cub
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Re: New Cub Owner

Postby Steven1959Cub » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:01 pm

Will do and thanks! Gonna tackle it again this weekend. So ready to give it a spin and watch my wife relieve some memories or her youth. I will post again on what I find out and when it’s fixed.

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Re: New Cub Owner

Postby Stanton » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:10 am

Welcome! Don't you mean, "I now have my wife's Cub!" Just kidding...

Take some time and read through a few threads to acquaint yourself with the Forum:

Now that you have 2 posts, you can access all the free PDF downloads in the Manuals section. They are located via "Quick Links" in the upper left corner of your screen. Hit that and a pull-down appears where you'll find "PDF Manuals". Through that link, you'll be able to download an Owner's Manual (very strongly recommended) and any service manuals that interest you. You'll be able to familiarize yourself with your new-to-you Cub more quickly. Implement Manuals are also available. The Parts Manual is good for identifying parts.

Might also enjoy reading through this thread: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Take some pictures of your wife's tractor :wink: and post them. We’d like to see it.

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Re: New Cub Owner

Postby Urbish » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:37 am

When you pull the shifter cover, make sure you have some blue RTV form-a-gasket or a new gasket as the one that's there will probably fall apart. If it's parked inside out of the weather and you're going to be working on it, you can wait to replace the gasket.

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Re: New Cub Owner

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:35 am

Welcome to the forum.
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Re: New Cub Owner

Postby muleboss » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:40 pm

Steven1959Cub wrote:Yes. So it goes into gear. I release the clutch and it sounds like the teeth on the gear is kinda touching but not fully engaging. It’s not real loud or a big grinding noise as well. It does this for reverse and all 3 forward gears. I do notice that when put into 3Rd gear it is a little louder. I didn’t leave it long on any of them until I guess I can tear the shifter cover off to investigate. Any ideas should be very much appreciated.


Does the tractor move when you do this?

Steven1959Cub
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Re: New Cub Owner

Postby Steven1959Cub » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:40 pm

No. It does not.


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