How Much Does a Cub Weigh?

Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:03 am

Retired flatbed trucker would like to know.....

Without attachments or water in tires. Funny how I can't seem to find this bit in formation. I'm going to trailer my 1948 Cub more than 1000 miles and do not want to guess. Of course my first stop will be at a public scale to make sure but I want to know the weight before I get that far along.

Sure I know this little guy ain't heavy but I like to be precise in things. No guessing.

Tks,

jpsimm

Re: How Much Does a Cub Weigh?

Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:27 am

Just the basic Cub weighs 1400 lbs with starter, lights, and battery. Add more for hydraulics, attachments, weights, etc.

Re: How Much Does a Cub Weigh?

Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:51 am

A '49 cub with rear weights, hydraulics, a 152 disc plow and a 180lb driver and 1/2 tank of fuel weighed in at our local tractor pull at exactly 2000lb

Re: How Much Does a Cub Weigh?

Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:30 pm

dshawz wrote:A '49 cub with rear weights, hydraulics, a 152 disc plow and a 180lb driver and 1/2 tank of fuel weighed in at our local tractor pull at exactly 2000lb

good to know.
For hauling my 51 to the tug, I'll have rear weights, hydraulics, 42 belly mower, less than 1/2 tank fuel.
Should be lighter than your weight you listed.

I've hauled it plenty times on 1 hour trips, the 8 hours to tug had me worried a bit.

Re: How Much Does a Cub Weigh?

Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:53 pm

I use Tractordata.com for all my tractor shipping quotes, Here's the cub

http://www.tractordata.com/td/004/td4686.html

Re: How Much Does a Cub Weigh?

Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:55 pm

I weighed my 1949 at a tractor show/pull about 2 years ago and it has hydraulics, no weights, no attachments, and about 3 gallons of gas. It was 1394 by their scales.

Re: How Much Does a Cub Weigh?

Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:08 am

Thanks to you all for some good info.

My '48 does have a blade (moldboard) and wheel weights but that's all I bought it last year at a farm in Oregon where it was parked at the street. I have all the original manuals and also manuals for three attachments. Unfortunately only one of those three remain with the machine. I runs quite well. No visible exhaust but some idiot had been running it without an oil filter and an jury rigged filter cannister cover that leaked. It has ignition and headlights. Clutch doesn't grab or slip. It stops when you push on the brakes. Hydraulics OK. All the sheet metal parts and radiator covering are in top shape. I just wish it had a shaft out the front for a pump. Isn't there a side mount provision for a belt drive or something on Cubs? Maybe I can rig something there.

I paid the guy $1600 for it. Down here where I live in eastern San Diego county tractors are scarce and lots more expensive. I'm not complaining. I've seen some real rolling junk yards for sale for $2200 or more.

I'm going to be wanting a weed mower attachment for the seasonal grass and short brush around here which is a fire hazard. I live in the high desert of California where there is lots of cholla cactus so I will be manufacturing a set of iron wheels for my cubbie to eliminate the down time from flats. My hobby is blacksmithing anyway so now I have something useful to make.

Do Cubs have a common oil sump for final drive and tranny or are they separate?

Now that I know the weight I can plan on an ordinary two axle car trailer to tote the thing. The weights and blade can go in the bed of the pickup.

I now have a Farmall Cub. Life is good.

Thanks again.

Re: How Much Does a Cub Weigh?

Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:00 am

Read your manuals, the finals are separate
Boss

Re: How Much Does a Cub Weigh?

Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:07 am

Weight (operating): 1,477 lbs [669 kg] (early)
1,877 lbs [851 kg] (late)

Weight (ballasted): 2,891 lbs [1311 kg]

Wheelbase: 69.25 inches [175 cm]

Length: 99.325 inches [252 cm]

Width: 48.25 inches [122 cm]

Height: 62.75 inches [159 cm]

Height (exhaust): 76.25 inches [193 cm]

Ground clearance: -unknown-

Farmall Cub Tires:
Ag front: 4.00-12

Ag rear: 8-24


Engine:
Manufacturer: International Harvester

Model: C60

Fuel: gasoline

Aspiration: natural

Cylinders: 4

Valves: -unknown-
Bore/Stroke: 2.625x2.75 inches [67 x 70 mm]

Displacement: 59.5 ci [1.0 L]

Cooling: liquid

Coolant: 9.75 qts [9.2 L]

Air cleaner: oil bath

Compression: -unknown-
Rated RPMs: 1600
1800 (later)

Firing order: 1-3-4-2

Starter type: -unknown-
Oil capacity: 3 qts [2.8 L]

Sparkplug gap: 0.023

Intake valve clearance: 0.013 cold

Exhaust valve clearance: 0.013 cold


Transmission:
Type: sliding gear

Forward: 3

Reverse: 1

Oil capacity: -unknown-
Speeds: Gear 2000 rpm
1 2.4mph [3.9kph]
2 3.2mph [5.1kph]
3 7.3mph [11.7kph]
R 2.7mph [4.3kph]



Nebraska Tractor Test 386:
Test Date: September 29 - October 9, 1947

Type: 3-speed 2WD

Engine: gasoline

Belt power (max): 9.23 hp [6.9 kW]

Belt fuel use (max): 0.8 gal/hour [3.0 l/hour]

Drawbar power (max): 8.47 hp [6.3 kW]

Drawbar pull (max): 1,596 lbs [723 kg]

Max pull gear: 1

Test report: PDF file


Nebraska Tractor Test 575:
Test Date: May 18 - June 3, 1956

Type: 3-speed 2WD

Engine: gasoline

Belt power (max): 10.39 hp [7.7 kW]

Belt fuel use (max): 1.1 gal/hour [4.2 l/hour]

Drawbar power (max): 9.87 hp [7.4 kW]

Drawbar pull (max): 1,605 lbs [728 kg]

Max pull gear: 1

Test report: PDF file


Page information:
Last update: June 2, 2009

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Contact: Peter@TractorData.com

Re: How Much Does a Cub Weigh?

Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:44 am

[quote="jpsimm"]
I'm going to be wanting a weed mower attachment for the seasonal grass and short brush around here which is a fire hazard. I live in the high desert of California where there is lots of cholla cactus so I will be manufacturing a set of iron wheels for my cubbie to eliminate the down time from flats. My hobby is blacksmithing anyway so now I have something useful to make.

That's gonna be one rough riding cub! You should get a deluxe seat, to cushion your butt! Ed

Re: How Much Does a Cub Weigh?

Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:14 am

jpsimm wrote:..........
I'm going to be wanting a weed mower attachment for the seasonal grass and short brush around here which is a fire hazard. I live in the high desert of California where there is lots of cholla cactus so I will be manufacturing a set of iron wheels for my cubbie to eliminate the down time from flats. My hobby is blacksmithing anyway so now I have something useful to make............

Do Cubs have a common oil sump for final drive and tranny or are they separate?..........


A Mott flail sounds like it would be the ideal mower for your needs. Mine will be mounted on one of my cubs at the tug if you want to look one over. No, I am not trying to sell it, I use it all the time.

No, the tranny and finals do not have a common oil supply. they are all separate.

Assuming your trailer is the same most of us have with 3500 pound axles, it is plenty for a cub with weights, blades, etc. with no need to remove them, but I strongly suggest brakes on your trailer. At least on one axle, preferably on both. I have had first hand experience with how hard it is to make an emergency stop when pulling a trailer with no brakes. The average 2 axle utility trailer is about 1500 pounds by itself, and add a cub you have 3000 pounds or more free wheeling behind you.

Re: How Much Does a Cub Weigh?

Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:18 am

jp:

Congratulations on acquiring your very first Cub.... you may or may not be able to stop at just one... they are pretty addictive. You will be pleased to know that there are a number of members in California and SoCal with at least one other member in the Diego area and one active in Bakersfield. $1,600.00 for a Cub is an average price and judging by some of the prices in the western states, a reasonably good deal for a Cub in good shape. As for you question, the answers you got so far are really bang on. Of course the total weights will vary depending on how each particular Cub is configured and it would change as implements are changed out. However, your Owner's manual would have all of that information. As for your other questions, these are basic answers that are contained in the Owner's Manual. A comfortable evening read that will provide a lot of info on your Cub. As was already suggested a read would be a good thing.

Now to add to your reading work load, I would suggest that you follow the links below. The Manual Server trys to provide a comprehensive listing of manuals available for the Cub and it's implements/attachments etc. and there is a fair amount of them there. Follow the links below and do enjoy your Cub, trailer safely.

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: How Much Does a Cub Weigh?

Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:33 am

I live in the high desert of California where there is lots of cholla cactus so I will be manufacturing a set of iron wheels for my cubbie to eliminate the down time from flats.
Honey locust trees/thorns in this area. I'm using a tire sealant for tube type tires, purchased from the auto parts store, to seal up punctures. Purchased by the gallon. Install about 1 quart per Cub front tractor tire.

Works quite well. Use to have a weekly flat before installing. Only one flat in about 5 years after installing. The down side is that if you have a flat it's cheaper to buy a new tube than to repair/patch.

Neighbor had his tractor front tires filled with foam.

Seldom if ever have a thorn puncture in tractor rears.

Re: How Much Does a Cub Weigh?

Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:22 pm

Boss Hog wrote:Read your manuals, the finals are separate
Boss

But the transmission and differential are one in the same if that is your question.

Re: How Much Does a Cub Weigh?

Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:34 pm

He asked if the finals and transmission shared the same oil supply.

Boss