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forestech wrote:Hi all,
I am a new member. I just bought my first tractor a '48 or '49 Farmall Cub. It is in really nice shape. Runs smooth and quiet. I hope to use it to haul firewood and other odds and ends. I am hoping I can get some implements to assist me with these duties, right now the tractor has only a blade on the front.
I will get the serial number and find out what year she is when I pick her up on the weekend. It is a crank start unit, no starter at all... I wouldn't think this would be too hard to install though, if you can get them....
I am sure I will have lots of questions soon...Anybody located near Simcoe, Ontario?
Welcome to another fellow Canuck
. There should be a bunch from down that area.. and more are appearing every day. Makes this old heart a little prouder.
If you want to haul firewood, check out some of my projects such as Logging Wagon
. It didn't cost much, used mostly used parts and it can haul a lot of wood. You already got lucky if you have the Grader and Levelling Blade for the Cub. That is a valuable implement all by itself.
The other implements - well you can see them as you explore the Cub Manual Server and of course TM Tractor Part's
Ok, so here is the spiel
I would suggest that you read this thread: New Members and Visitors, Please READ Prior to Posting
. There are many great links to informative pages such as the ATIS FAQ's 1
and ATIS FAQ's 2
, The Best of H.L. Chauvin
who has written very interesting articles on troubleshooting common problems with your Cub. One of the other projects we have been working on and it will be a continuing effort is the How To Article Archive
. This the the place to go to get all the quick links to some very good articles written by many members of the forum on solving some of the problems we encounter as we repair, maintain and up-grade our Cubs. Keep looking for this to grow.
Also, you might want to visit the Cub Manual Server
as there is tons of info on servicing, maintaining and re-building your Cub. In addition to this basic information, there are also a number of other useful tools available on the server. There is the Specialty Services
page which has contact info for neat stuff like getting your seats recovered, buying quality Decals, Serial Number tags and a host of other neat items. Also there are the Parts Pages - both Used Parts Suppliers
and New Parts Suppliers
pages with links to quality dealers. I am always looking for YOUR
favourite dealers for New and Used Parts to include here. These pages are intended to complement our Official FarmallCub.com Website
I would also recommend that you visit Binder Books
and purchase the three most important manuals you can own for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding your Cub. These are the Owner's Manual
, the GSS-1411 Service Manual
and the TC-37F Parts Manual
. Although they are available on the Cub Manual Server
, it is better is you also have your own paper copy. Binder Books
is the only Authorized IH Publication Reprint House and they have the best quality manuals available. Most other's are not of the same quality. Just a personal thought here, the I&T Shop Manuals
, although helpful in some areas, really are not sufficient for the job. If you wish though, they are good additional reference works.
IF you really want to get the skinny on all things Cub, might I suggest you get a copy of Ken Updike's Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet's
. While you are at it Original Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet
is Ken's latest addition to the series. Along with Guy Fay's Letter Series Originality Guide
, these are three must have's in anyone's collection.
In addition to the above information, don't forget to check out the various articles that are available to help with your Repair, Restore, Rebuild or just your Maintenance Projects. There are a number of sub pages such as Electrolysis or Rust Zapper's
, Maintenance Tips, Jigs and Techniques
, Implement and Part Sketches
and of course the Paint, Decals & Other Finish Questions
which has the Paint Chart and the Paint Committee Decisions links.
Oh, and while the program still lasts.. you might want to check the Announcement: Navistar Free Gas Cap Offer - On-Line Form
thread at the top of the Cub Forum and send away for the new style safety cap before that program runs out as well.
I truly hope that you enjoy your Cub and that you will be a frequent contributor to the forum. Again,
to the Cub Family