New guy from Washington State

Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:24 pm

Hi all,

As of yesterday, I have joined the Farmall Cub collectors society. I have always been interested in the Cubs, and, well, you know, one of those deals too good to pass up. I purchased a 1951(?) "conventional" Cub, ser 128403 and a 1958 loboy, ser 10226. The loboy is a runner, the conventional is in kit form, lots of pieces and, I assume, lots of work. I am a wrench turner at heart, so looking forward to the task.

I have found manuals copied to CD on Bay, has anyone used them? Any recommendations?

Thanks, I am sure you will be hearing lost of "HELP" coming from the northwest Washington wilderness.

Re: New guy from Washington State

Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:44 pm

Welcome to the site.

I can't speak to the specific CDs you are looking at, but a lot that you find on eBay are not very well done. Some are copies made from the ones you can find on this site. Click on either/both of the "Manuals" links at the top of this page. If you want quality paper reprints, get them from Binder Books.

Re: New guy from Washington State

Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:42 pm


G'day and congrats :applause: to you on becoming a member of the Cub Community and the Multiple Cub Club to boot :!: :big smile:

Jim has you covered on your questions. Most of the manuals on :eBay: have been lifted directly from the Manuals link above and have been on eBay for a long time. They have been converted to pdf's and are kind of difficult to navigate through as each page is a separate pdf. I have a couple of those CD's for comparison and they really are a waste of money. Most of the Manuals at the link above are available page by page or in an html file - one of the reasons I did this was to provide a free on-line lending library. The New Manuals offer PDF's.

As far as I am concerned, the CD's on :eBay: are a waste of money. But then again, I am a little biased. As Jim mentioned if you want good quality reprints buy them from Binder Books. If you want originals, they do show up on eBay from time to time. A lot of the reprints on eBay are not very clear and are a waste of money. Some folks recommend the CaseIH reprints, they are good to a degree but the illustrations leave a lot to be desired. The very best manuals are originals if you can get them. Patience is the key - but then again, you have access to the scanned manuals until you find the ones you want for your own collection.

Suggest you follow the links below, there is a wealth of information available to our members here:

Image to :big smile: Forum Family. And you have come to the right place for all things Cub related. If you click on the Site Rules, Regulations, & Important Information, it will point you to :arrow: the Welcome Wagon wherein you will find links to many useful sites and topics. One of which is the Cub Manual Server. Enjoy!.

Re: New guy from Washington State

Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:19 am

Tony, Welcome to the forum,