Farmall Cub - Good First Tractor?

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Re: Farmall Cub - Good First Tractor?

Postby Barnyard » Wed May 03, 2023 12:41 pm

cdahl383 wrote:Friday and Saturday are the main days right?

Yes.
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Re: Farmall Cub - Good First Tractor?

Postby cdahl383 » Wed May 03, 2023 12:45 pm

Barnyard wrote:
cdahl383 wrote:Friday and Saturday are the main days right?

Yes.


Ok cool. I'll see if my wife/kids would be interested in going too. Sounds like it would be a lot of fun!

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Re: Farmall Cub - Good First Tractor?

Postby Don McCombs » Wed May 03, 2023 2:12 pm

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Re: Farmall Cub - Good First Tractor?

Postby Barnyard » Wed May 03, 2023 4:58 pm

cdahl383 wrote:
Barnyard wrote:
cdahl383 wrote:Friday and Saturday are the main days right?

Yes.


Ok cool. I'll see if my wife/kids would be interested in going too. Sounds like it would be a lot of fun!

I sent you a private message.
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Re: Farmall Cub - Good First Tractor?

Postby Clemsonfor » Fri May 05, 2023 7:59 pm

Glen wrote:Hi,
The Cub looks good in your pictures.
The gas cap gasket can get old and shrink, and not seal right on the tank.
TM Tractor has a new gasket for the original cap, and info to get the free cap that Don posted above.
The new replacement cap is taller than the original cap.

I ended up cutting my own gasket out of cork gasket paper cause I'm cheap! :lol:

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Re: Farmall Cub - Good First Tractor?

Postby Barebones » Sat May 06, 2023 5:06 am

The little Cub will do much, if not all, of what you describe. Lots of fun and remarkably worthy of a look. However, a zero-turn mower is a better tool for mowing - especially if lots of turning around the landscape is required. Best of all is the support you'd receive from the good folks on this site. A great nucleolus of willing experts.

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Re: Farmall Cub - Good First Tractor?

Postby cdahl383 » Tue May 16, 2023 3:18 pm

Barebones wrote:The little Cub will do much, if not all, of what you describe. Lots of fun and remarkably worthy of a look. However, a zero-turn mower is a better tool for mowing - especially if lots of turning around the landscape is required. Best of all is the support you'd receive from the good folks on this site. A great nucleolus of willing experts.


I'm hoping to use it this year to plow a small garden. Would be cool to get a plow, set of discs, and maybe a front plow for pushing snow in the winter. I have a riding mower for cutting grass (little Cub Cadet).

I've managed to fix a lot of little things on it so far this year. Needs one brake replaced next. Plan on doing that at the Barnyard Bash in a few weeks.

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Re: Farmall Cub - Good First Tractor?

Postby Clemsonfor » Fri May 19, 2023 8:33 pm

What part of the country are you in? I think your way behind the curve if your putting in a garden. Maybe your way up north? Of course you can always put one in anytime in the summer your stuff just comes in late , your season is shortened and you deal with the bad heat. But if you have access to water the garden are this heat may not be as big of an issue.

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Re: Farmall Cub - Good First Tractor?

Postby Clemsonfor » Fri May 19, 2023 8:35 pm

I just thought if your anywhere around the barnyard bash, that's in Ohio I think. It's still a little late especially if you don't actually have the implements, but again get them and you can still start a garden your just limited on the season.

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Re: Farmall Cub - Good First Tractor?

Postby SamsFarm » Sat May 20, 2023 7:40 am

Gee, it is only May.......

Many dont start gardens until Memorial Day, and it is pretty common to be planting in June up here.

We just had some frost this week!

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Re: Farmall Cub - Good First Tractor?

Postby cdahl383 » Tue May 23, 2023 2:38 pm

I'm in Michigan. Most of the farmers around here haven't planted stuff yet. Still plowing the fields and getting things ready. Most people don't start their garden until around Memorial Day here because we still get a lot of frosts in May. The weather is unpredictable, could be warm for several days, then drop below freezing at night out of nowhere.

I'm going to the barnyard bash near Cincinnati next week. Bringing my Cub there to fix my one brake and check things out there. Sounds like it'll be a fun time!

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Re: Farmall Cub - Good First Tractor?

Postby Clemsonfor » Wed May 24, 2023 6:16 pm

Yep it looks like a great time if I was anywhere closer I'd love to go to it. Just too far for me. And yes Michigan kind of explains it. My corn is knee high wand tomatoes which aren't really early are as well. I know people with chest high tomatoes at this point

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Re: Farmall Cub - Good First Tractor?

Postby cdahl383 » Thu May 25, 2023 2:14 pm

The corn here was just planted. Just little greens popping up out of the ground in the fields here.

Had the tractor out the other day. Rode out by the chicken pen to lock them up for the night. Got out there in style haha!
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Re: Farmall Cub - Good First Tractor?

Postby Clemsonfor » Thu May 25, 2023 7:57 pm

My second planting of sweet corn is just popping out of the ground this week.

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Re: Farmall Cub - Good First Tractor?

Postby cdahl383 » Tue Jun 06, 2023 2:53 pm

I picked up a plow from the CubFest, but it's too late in the year now to get rolling. I need to get a set of discs to break up what the plow tears up. I'll just focus on going through the tractor and fixing things up over time this year and plan on doing some gardening next year.

Got a lot accomplished though so far since I picked it up just a couple months ago. The main issue was the right brake not working. Now that that's fixed it stops much better.
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