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Spotlight on Tom Mayes

Postby Cecil » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:29 pm

Name? Thomas Mays

Age? 49

State/Province of residence? Mississippi !!

Marital Status? Single but I do have a significant other

-- How many years? 3

-- Name? Darci Pittman

Children? Yes from my first marriage

-- Boys/Girls? Two girls and one boy

-- Ages? 22, 18, and 11

Grand Children? Yes!

-- Boys/Girls? Two girls

-- Ages? 3 and 1

Great Grand Children? No

-- Boys/Girls?

-- Ages?

Do you have any pets? Yes

-- Names, breeds, etc. Chico is a 3 yr old Paso Fino, Cochise is 1/2 quarterhorse 1/2 welsh pony

Line of work? Route salesman for Praire Farms Dairy

Retired or working? Working




Tractors and models owned? 1947 Cub, 1952Cub, 1972 Cub

-- Any other type of farm equipment? Lots of implements for the cubs

-- Combines?

-- Trailers? 6 x 12 Top Hat trailer for hauling a cub

-- Hay balers?

-- etc...

Are your tractors used for show or working? Working

How much Land do you work (Acres)? 1/2 acre

What was your first tractor experience (does not have to be a Farmall or Cub)? On my summer job when I was going to school they had a couple Farmall M's with wide front ends. They were equipped with FEL's with forks. I worked building irrigation systems and we used the tractors for lifting the spans. Fellers, that was some hard, hot work in the summer

What is your Cub's primary work? I use my Cubs for just about everything on our four acres. Mowing, gardening, spreading dirt and gravel. My drive is about 100 yards long and I used my gaylott scoop and blade to work the gravel

What is the favorite Cub of all which you have owned and why? I'd have to say my 1952 Cub. I just like the looks of those early cubs

What first sparked your interest in owning a Cub? I didn't know anything about a Cub until over a year ago. I wanted something besides my front tine tiller for working my garden. I saw a cub for sale at a very reasonable price. I checked online for cubs and came across a site called The rest I think you can figure out! Haha

What task/use of your Cub provides the most enjoyable seat time? That would be cultivating the garden.

Favorite thing you like about Cub's and Cadets? Their simplicity of design. Something even I can work on! Ha

Describe your most satisfying or frustrating experience working on your own or someone else's Cub? My most satisfying would be buying my 52 as a nonrunner, fixing what needed to be fixed, and hearing it fire up for that first time. Talk about a good feeling!

Do you host or participate in CubFests, Cubarama, Mini-CubFests? How so? No but I sure would like to be able to host one someday



What other hobbies do you enjoy? Fishing, hunting, auctions, horses, gardening

Do you hunt or fish? Oh yeah when I can find the time

-- What is your favorite game?

What is your favorite Sport? Football

-- Do you have a favorite Sports team? Like my Saints and Steelers!!! And I love those MSU Dawgs!!!

Favorite Book? Most anything by Louis L'Amour and Og Mandino

Favorite Movie? Shoot that's a tough one. Toss up between Forrest Gump, The Man From Snowy River, and First Blood

Favorite Actor/Actress? Clint Eastwood

Magazine(s) you subscribe to? Miss. Market Bulletin

Favorite outdoor activity? Anything as long as I'm doing it from the seat of a Cub!

Do you maintain a garden? yes

-- How large? 1/2 acre

-- What vegetables to you grow? Peas, Butterbeans, Okra, Squash, Peppers, Tomatoes, Corn

Do you maintain a personal orchard? Have the beginnings of one

-- Type of fruit grown? Peaches and apples and pecans

What is your favorite Quote or saying?

Do you have any immediate goals in your life? I'm starting a realty business so I can quit my JOB! And I want to own more cub stuff than Boss Hog!

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Re: Spotlight on Tom Mayes

Postby Rudi » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:37 pm


Interesting bio, enjoyed reading it immensely. Had to google Paso Fino just to make sure -- :D
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Re: Spotlight on Tom Mayes

Postby Harold R » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:43 pm

Nice bio Thomas.....but you gotta throw a little love out to the MC Choctaws! :lol:

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Re: Spotlight on Tom Mayes

Postby John(videodoc) » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:25 am

thanks for sharing, nice to know you.

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Re: Spotlight on Tom Mayes

Postby Tezell » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:47 am

Thanks for sharing. You should come to DSCF in Febuary, it would be nice to meet you and I sure you would have a blast.
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Re: Spotlight on Tom Mayes

Postby RaymondDurban » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:23 am

Great bio Thomas, all except for those Mississippi St Dawgs... :wink:

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Re: Spotlight on Tom Mayes

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:27 pm

Good Bio. Thanks. Ed
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Re: Spotlight on Tom Mayes

Postby CapeCodCubs » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:21 pm

Good to know a little more about you...enjoyed following your garden posts, also. :)

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Re: Spotlight on Tom Mayes

Postby tmays » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:41 pm

Rudi wrote:Tom:

Interesting bio, enjoyed reading it immensely. Had to google Paso Fino just to make sure -- :D

:lol: I plan on adding a Black and Tan puppy to the mix at some point. Down here when you say Black and Tan every country boy knows its a coonhound! 8)
Harold R wrote:Nice bio Thomas.....but you gotta throw a little love out to the MC Choctaws! :lol:

Good school! Let me know when you come over for a game and we'll join y'all!

RaymondDurban wrote:Great bio Thomas, all except for those Mississippi St Dawgs... :wink:

I've got pretty high hopes for them this year Raymond :!: Don't be hatin! :lol:

Thank y'all!

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Re: Spotlight on Tom Mayes

Postby randallc » Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:36 am

Hey Thomas, very interesting. Sounds like you and Marci have it going your way. Have fun with those cubs.
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