Spotlight on Corlis (cwest03) West

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Spotlight on Corlis (cwest03) West

Postby Cecil » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:27 pm


Name? Corlis West
Age? 54
State/Province of residence? Minnesota
Marital Status? Married
-- How many years (if married) 32
-- Wife's name (if married)? Pam
Children? yes
-- Boys/Girls? 2 boys
-- Ages? 28 & 30
Grand Children? none
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages?
Great Grand Children? none
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages?
Do you have any pets? 1 cat, 4 sheep
-- Names, breeds, etc. cat-Stelth, sheep-Pippy, Dolly, Daisy,
Line of work? Aquatic Biologist
Retired or working? working
Degree's/Licenses/Certificates? BS Biology

Tractors and models owned?
1956 IH 200 (Clifford -the big red tractor, named by my boys when they were much younger)
1949 IH C (Cecil)
1961 Cub Lo-Boy (Lola –my wife demanded we have one girl tractor, sort of)

-- Any other type of farm equipment?
-- Combines?
-- Trailers?
-- Hay balers? JD 14T baler, old side delivery rake (unknown make)
-- etc... 2 point mower, 2 bottom plough

Are your tractors used for show or working? work

How much Land do you work (Acres)? 30 acres

What was your first tractor experience (does not have to be a Farmall or Cub)? Twenty-four years ago we moved to the country with our young family. We owned a crappy old snow blower from when we lived in town. When the snow blower gave up the ghost, I wanted a tractor to clean the driveway with. We bought our IH 200 from a neighbour with a loader, mower, rake, chains and plough for $800 (a lot of money for us back then). First time I had ever been on one.

What is your Cub's primary work? Lola came with a C3 mower that has never been on this tractor, it’s missing some parts for the idling pulleys and other mounting brackets, my next project. Right now I haul a little firewood with it, using a small trailer.

What is the favorite Cub of all which you have owned and why? Lola, L-O-L-A, Lola, la-la, la-la, Lola (The Kinks, 1970)

What first sparked your interest in owning a Cub? I was looking for a IH tractor with cultivision (off set seat), and saw my cub for sell by the side of the road one day.
What task/use of your Cub provides the most enjoyable seat time? I love to just ride on it.

Favorite thing you like about Cub's and Cadets?, of all my tractors, you guys make owning a Cub the most fun.
Describe your most satisfying or frustrating experience working on your own or someone else's Cub? Figuring out why I was blowing condensers in my ignition system.
Do you host or participate in CubFests, Cubarama, Mini-CubFests? How so? Not yet, but I hope to.

What other hobbies do you enjoy? sailing
Do you hunt or fish? yes, to both
-- What is your favorite game?
What is your favorite Sport?
-- Do you have a favorite Sports team?
Favorite Book?
Favorite Movie?
Favorite Actor/Actress?
Magazine(s) you subscribe to?
Favorite outdoor activity?

Do you maintain a garden? yes
-- How large? 20’ x 50’
-- What vegetables to you grow? raspberries, asparagus, blueberries, strawberries, potatoes, corn, beans, onions, etc.
Do you maintain a personal orchard?
-- Type of fruit grown? I have an apple orchard, I hope to enlarge once I retire.
What is your favorite Quote or saying?
Do you have any immediate goals in your life?

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Re: Spotlight on Corlis (cwest03) West

Postby John(videodoc) » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:15 pm

Nice to meet you.

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Re: Spotlight on Corlis (cwest03) West

Postby Rick Spivey » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:36 pm

Welcome aboard. You'll find lots of fun here.
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Re: Spotlight on Corlis (cwest03) West

Postby Hengy » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:25 pm

Thanks for posting your profile, Corlis! Hope to shake your hand someday!!!

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Re: Spotlight on Corlis (cwest03) West

Postby VinceD » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:00 pm

Nice bio, Corlis. Thanks for sharing. Hope to make you acquaintance someday. :D :D

Years and years ago we used to vacation in the Brainerd (?)/ Nisswa area of Minnesota. Beautiful country. :D :D
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