Hey there all!
As you know, I have been on the forum for a while and am still "cubless". Hopefully not for long.
My name is Mike Hengelsberg, and I live in the city of La Crosse, Wisconsin along with my wife, Allison and two daughters, Lexi and Gracie. We have another one on the way...due in early October.
I found this site purely by accident and it has transported me back to my youth BIG TIME. I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and worked with my uncle Jim in his garden. It would be classified as a "truck patch" garden, but we never sold any of the produce from it. All of this went to family members. I learned to drive on the back of his late-50's-early-60's Farmall Cub. I used to mow his 5 acre field and plow and disk the garden for him (when my cousins let me do it) and had a BLAST. Well, he has passed the tractor down to his son, and bought one of the Japanese 4x4's to replace it, but at least the Cub is still in the family.
Well, fast-forward about 20 years or so to 2006. I was "playing" on the internet and thought about "Uncle Jim's tractor" and remembered that it was a Farmall Cub. Well, I did a Google Search and what did I come up with...THIS SITE!!
Thanks to the great people here, I am now RE-addicted to this little tractor, and am trying to get my wife sufficiently hooked that she will let a City boy buy a Cub of his own! I have been soaking up information here and cannot wait to dig into a cub of my own. I want to use the experience of working on and riding on a tractor with my kids to try to kindle in them a little of the joy that I had when I was a kid on the back of the tractor.
I just love these little tractors and have also grown very fond of the people on this forum who cherish them as well.
Thank you for putting up with a guy who doesn't own a Cub, but has a lot of dumb questions. You all are GREAT!
All the best to you,
Mike in La Crosse, WI