The Facts on me- RD

Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:54 pm

I am 15 my names Robert you get the D in RD by my middle name i own one cub since the age of 14 that has a cultivator and a sickle bar mower my big thing is implements, always lookin for more. I live in a small country town outside of Pittsburgh. i also love climbing trees, old tractors, hunting/shooting, and enjoy history

Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:57 pm

Welcome aboard Robert!

Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:58 pm

Welcome to the forum, RD. :D

Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:14 pm

Welcome RD! You like old tractors and history, huh. Two good subjects right there. You'll learn about both of those right here.

Now, from the story telling going on in one of the other threads somebody is sure doing some shooting of another kind and we all might be climbing trees before their done.

Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:57 pm

welcome, welcome, RD!

I am originally from Pittsburgh (my heart is still there!) What part of the burgh are you from? I grew up in Hampton Township in the north hills and went to school in Washington, PA...

Nice to see another member of the teen cub club join up on the forum. You are going to have a blast and will learn SO much about this great little tractor right here on this website!

Mike in La Crosse, WI

Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:47 pm

Welcome RD! Congrats on your Cub. I'm right there with you on the implements. I just love 'em. A plow and disk, along with your cultivators will make for a nice garden. A planter is nice if you can find one reasonable. Good luck in the search and remember to let us know what you get!! Look forward to hearing more from you.

Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:47 am

Welcome aboard RD :D

Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:54 am

Welcome :big smile:

Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:07 am

Welcome Robert :!: . Starting at age 15, you can surpass Ralph's numbers very quickly :big smile: :applause: . Pete

Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:18 am

Welcome RD.

Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:54 pm

i dont technically live in the city of pittsburgh, i live out in the small town of clinton i got 11 acres to play onwith my cub

Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:04 pm

WELCOME RD :!: :spinning:

Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:12 am

Welcome Robert,

Keep up the cub craze. You and the rest of the young men your age are the future of this forum and the knowledge you learn will be appreciated in years to come. 8)

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Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:12 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

I am sure that you will enjoy yourself here. There are a number of younger Cub owners who haunt the corridors of and they will be along to make you feel very comfy. I am very happy to see young people getting bit by the Cub Bug and getting a feel for older tractors and the history behind them. It is a perfect way to become in touch with days gone by and what your parents/grandparents etc., may have farmed with....

The Welcome Wagon is a relatively brief introduction to the information that is currently available on Cub tractors, and answers many of the common questions new members ask right of the bat. Although it is a bit overwhelming :shock: , it has been designed to actually be copied to a Word Processor such as Microsoft Word (which preserves the active links), and saved to your desktop for easy reference at a later date or when you have a bit more time to read all the information contained in the links below. Please do so, enjoy and I hope this will be a useful aid in learning more about your New Cub Tractor :!: :D

Filling out your Image Profile is a real help. It just needs to be - State,City, County, a lot less than what is available in your local phone book. Knowing where you are will help in members offering to come help, when you are looking for parts - the area that would be useful to you etc., Also our CubFests, Mini-Fests or a simple KaffeeKlatsch/get together over coffee and a doughnut etc., to help each other benefits. Just a thought :!:

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 The Cub Book of Knowledge. 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. The program has been extended and no new definite end-date has been announced at this point. It is an extension only and may end rather quickly depending on available stocks. Please do take advantage of this offer and get the new safety caps :idea: :!:

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

Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:45 am

Welcome to the forum! :D I am one of the "younger guys" that was mentioned above. You'll have 3 cubs before you know it :lol: