Found out a new model 22 is about $1150 retail, plus shipping, 3 adapters, and the need for a mount bracket. So maybe I did ok.
Papa's Cub: No, that is a Howard CD-6 Despeeder "creep gear" ( sort of ). It mounts between the left axle tube and the final drive to cut down the speed by about 1/2 in all gears. Fairly rare and should fetch $700-1000. Make sure it has the plate with the shaft seal, they tend to get left behind on the tractor with all the grease hiding it. I hope a member buys it. Makes tilling a breeze, I am told, just like a modern tractor with a factory creep gear. The Howard L-28 tiller would be a fine addition to your Cub if you can land one, and would not need the HC-22 because it was special made just for the Cub. The Howard S-28 was made for the A, B, and 100. That unit would
need a Hub City model 22, Prewitt, or homemade PTO reducer/reverser set up. Members here say that the Cub is a little to fast in first gear to do a good job tilling with certain soils and the CD-6 fixes that and gives bragging rights galore. ( insert Samson pic here from Gator809 )
Indy61: Why own one? To run a modern piece of equipment that requires 540 RPM in a Clockwise direction. Sure,.. you will need a 3 point conversion, or change the implement to IH Fast Hitch, or draw bar, and your wallet, plus some tools, and BBQ ribs
, etc. And sadly, as we all know, the Cub PTO stops when you push in the clutch. ( very sad indeed, but I love the Cub) Or, a Cub owner can buy equipment that is made just for Cubs ( woods mower, IH sickle bar cutter, fail mower, etc ) that are set up for the 1800 RPM, C-CW rotation PTO.
All: Owning one is just a way to expand the usefulness of a tractor that many people say to me "why the heck would you own a tractor like a Cub? They are worthless junk"
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I am hoping that having one opens up a whole new realm of junk I can haul home and say "yup, I can make that work with a Cub"
Yes Rudi, I now have 2 of them. Shhhh. Don't tell her.
Will most likely sell one here when I get all parts together so it is work ready. Don't want new owner to hunt for parts.