After coming back from visiting another Cubber - Wade - in Halifax, Duane and I took off the wheel weight and the very sun cracked tire off of Ellie-Mae. Now that was an experience for both of us
It is nice when you son helps with your favourite hobby! Quality time for both of us.
Anyhoosie, off we went this morning to my local CaseIH Dealer, who is also btw one of the two sponsors for CubFest. I had heard that he had taken in on trade a Cub as it was no longer big enough for the tasks at hand. While we were there and he was breaking down my tire, Duane and I went out to have a look at this here Cub.
I am informed that it is indeedy a 59 but a couple of things stand out. The first being the very obvious ROPS setup that was custom built for this Cub. Apparently as the farmer has employees the Provincial Safety cops for a lack of a better word, was all over his frame about the Cub requiring by law a ROPS system. It did not matter that the Cub was not designed for a ROPS, nor would the ROPS be effective in a rollover, the government still made him install a system. Very ingenious.
I wish I had taken my camera so I could post a pic, but I will go back out this week to see him about CubFest stuff so I will take it with me then.
The second thing that stood out was that it was a regular Cub with a Fast-Hitch. First one I have seen. Very interesting! The Cub comes with the F-194 mouldboard w/o coulter.
The third thing that caught my eye, was the plastic Circle Cub Emblem on the doglegs. Question - ? is this correct for the FCub at this time. I thought probably incorrectly that it was only the International Cub Lo-Boy that had the Circle Cub Emblem.... ideas?
Oh, btw. The Cub is for sale and yes there is a price. This Cub is in very and I mean very good ORIGINAL condition with very little surface rust. Tin is exceptional, deck is complete aside from one missing crank holddown clip. 8.3x24 tires lots of tread, and it runs like a top from what I have been told. Was a working tractor up until last week.
Here is the good news, especially for those south of the border and coming to CubFest with a trailer
$2500.00 Cdn is what is being asked for it, and I can tell ya, ifn I had 2500 to play with, the Cub already would have a new home! It is in that good shape!
Looks like I am learning some more today!
After coming home with the tire, it was time to remount it to Ellie and then the wheel weights. Thought it would be rougher than it was, but with 4 hands it goes rather easily. I would not want to attempt this by myself however. I really like my body parts in the position they are now
After putting Ellie's new shoe on, Duane and I spent the afternoon hauling 4 loads of mixed hard and softwood with Ellie and my logging wagon. A fair pile of wood. We didn't load the trailer up full, each load was about 1/2 cord +/-, and we have almost 2 cords stacked up in behind the shop.
All in all a very good day!
I hope all of you had as good a day as we had.....