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I didn't know Cubs were so much fun!

Postby LRiddle » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:42 pm

Just dropping in to say I didn't realize how fun these little guys are. I bought mine for mowing, and to buy anything brand new that has a 60 inch cut is astronomical. So I found a Cub on Craigslist to do my mowing and now I have a snowplow for winter too. All told I'm under 3 grand for the tractor, mower, snowplow, wheel weights and chains and I couldn't be happier. Sure I had a bunch of bugs to work out, but I still couldn't get the same modern equipment anywhere near that price.

Now when I go out to mow I have to act like it's a chore and I hate to mow in front of the wife, but really I've been looking forward to it all week. It takes me 2 hours to mow 3 acres and the woods does an excellent job and I enjoy it every minute. Now if I could only think of a name for her...
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Re: I didn't know Cubs were so much fun!

Postby BIGHOSS » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:15 pm

Name for the wife or the cub? :tractor:
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Re: I didn't know Cubs were so much fun!

Postby LRiddle » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:48 pm

BIGHOSS wrote:Name for the wife or the cub? :tractor:


LOL. The tractor. But guess what one stays in the house and what one stays in the garage.
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Re: I didn't know Cubs were so much fun!

Postby Barnyard » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:23 pm

For even more fun you need to attend the Buckeye Cub Tug in two weeks. http://www.cubtug.com/
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Re: I didn't know Cubs were so much fun!

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:56 pm

Barnyard wrote:For even more fun you need to attend the Buckeye Cub Tug in two weeks. http://www.cubtug.com/


Absolutely!!!! To learn more about a CubFest, you might want to check this out:
http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=51111. Here is another take on CubFests: http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=87593

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Re: I didn't know Cubs were so much fun!

Postby Eugene » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:02 pm

Took the wife for a fun ride today with the Cub. She sat on the trailer seat while I toured over the acreage spot spraying thistle, multi-flora rose, and blackberry brambles. While on the joy ride, we stopped by and cut up a fallen branch, then talked to a neighbor.

I had fun. Even fulfilled some of wife's wishes, to do things with her and take her sight seeing.

More fun things planned to do with the wife and Cub when weather permits.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: I didn't know Cubs were so much fun!

Postby CapeCodCubs » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:20 pm

Luke,
Maybe it is time to buy the wife a Cub. I took Sarah to upstate NY and visited a friend who had 2 Cubs for sale. She smacked my arm and said "that's a cute Cub" 1965 LoBoy just like Larry's (Buzzard Wing) 65 LoBoy Cub and we bought it. It has a fast hitch...and Sarah is the Fasthitch master. I can't pry her off the seat during plowing and harrowing season, lol
Which is fine with me. She plows and I drink :beer:
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Re: I didn't know Cubs were so much fun!

Postby LRiddle » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:49 pm

All of these sound like great ideas!

I would love to go to the tug, but time and money don't allow it.

The whole family enjoys tractor rides. At the end of the day I like to put the trailer on and pull the wife and kids back to the pond to feed the fish.

I have mentioned to the wife about getting another Cub (she thinks I'm losing it) with fast hitch for the garden. My mower Cub has turf tires and it'd be nice to have one with ag tires on that I cold plow, plant and cultivate with. Unfortunately my garden is only about 10 by 20 feet (for now) and I think even a tiny cub would look silly tilling up my 20 foot rows. There's always next year... :tractor: :tractor:
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Re: I didn't know Cubs were so much fun!

Postby Papa's Cub » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:24 am

L. Riddle the easiest path to a second cub is to talk her into mowing a round or two with your current cub or maybe let her pull the trailer to the pond with you and the little ones in back. Don't worry about cultivating with turf tires. I mow, harrow, turn, plant and cultivate with turf tires on my 66 cub. I should probably swap tires with the 76 cub, but, turf tires do the job for me. [by-the-way my garden is sandy soil] Have fun & enjoy the opportunity to spend quality time with the family. Papa.
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Re: I didn't know Cubs were so much fun!

Postby Barnyard » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:52 am

LRiddle wrote: it'd be nice to have one with ag tires on that I cold plow, plant and cultivate with.

Reason enough right there to add three more Cubs to the fold! :D
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Re: I didn't know Cubs were so much fun!

Postby swampdog » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:42 pm

They are in fact the most fun to own and are as American as Hot Dogs , Apple Pie ,and Chevrolet


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