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Postby hitekrednek » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:49 pm

Hey ya'll. Ok, here's the story, I'll try to make it short. I'm 32 years old, lived in Oregon and Washington until I was 10, lived at a rodeo arena. So at a very young age, I was on a horse or a tractor. I can't remember brand or anything, but it was a big tractor. Fast forward to 1986, I'm living in NY, farming and horses has went out the window, somehow I'm being turned into a city boy. Fast forward again to 2000, I move with my (now) ex-wife to SC. I realize very quickly that I am still a country boy (redneck) from way back. Fast forward one more time to 2002, I move with my current wife to a small community named Jackson SC. 2800 Sq Ft. house on 4.79 acres. The gentleman I bought the house from lives back across the field, and has a newere FWD Kubota, which I quickly take over. One more fast forward....2004, that gentleman moves, taking his Kubota with him, so I am again tractor-less. 3.5 acre field in the front that I do nothing with now because of no way to do anything with it. OK, I lied, one more fast forward. Fast forward to last week. I buy a 1956 Lo-Boy Cub. Body in great shape, surface rust only, runs, original paperwork, manuals, etc., nothing missing, with a 22 mower, a spring harrow, a bottom plow, and a disc harrow for $1500. I am now in love with tractors, and want to buy a 55 Lo-Boy since that was first year production. Anywho...glad to be a part of the forum, I'm also a regional leader for the SC chapter of so anyone who has a Ford truck, come on over, we have a blast. Glad to be here, hope I can help those who need it, and hope I can get help when I need it.

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Postby Bigdog » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:55 pm

Hello Herschel - welcome to the forum!
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Postby Dan England » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:58 pm

Welcome aboard, Herschel. Dan

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Postby deputy jailer » Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:02 pm

Welcome to the forum Herschel :D ENJOY 8)

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Postby Denny Clayton » Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:22 pm

Welcome Herschel. Glad to have another Lo-Boy lover.
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Postby Rudi » Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:52 pm


First, Image to the greatest forum on the internet, and to the Cub Family. You will find that all the folks on this forum are kind, helpful and just full of Cub info and knowledge. They also happen to be the finest folks I have ever met :!: :D

Ok, so here is the spiel Image:

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 Work on Your Cub - Maintenance Tips and Techniques. 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 Website Sponsors:

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 if 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, Image to the Cub FamilyImage :D
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Postby Jim Roy » Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:27 am

Welcome to the greatest form on the web. I'm sure you will find a wealth of info here. :)
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Postby Jeff Silvey » Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:05 am

Welcome I like your forum name. Thats what they call me at the firehouse. Because of the little gadgets I have for my age.
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Postby pete1941 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:19 pm

Welcome hitekrednek :!: . Enjoy the folks and the forum!!!!! Pete

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