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Hello from Indiana

Postby KC9YWW » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:54 pm

Hi Everybody,

I wish I had time for all my hobbies and interacting on all the forums I am part of. You throw in living life and unfortunately many times I have to pick or choose. I say that because many times I seem to disappear, normally because I am doing a project for my wife, but there are priorities. :D So I hope to be a part of the community but I know I am not going to be able to be here all the time. That being said, in my first post I got a lot of helpful advise and it seems like a pretty friendly forum. So I hope to throw a little more time towards this forum as I work on my new to me Farmall Cub. I already realized that some of the forum members are literally right around the corner from me, and that could be an advantage if I need that second set of hands. :D

As for my history in working with/fixing up/collecting farm tractors and equipment, it is a relatively a new hobby for me as I probably try to relive a little of my history and my family history. My grandfather farmed and my dad grew up on a farm. I did not grow up on a farm but we lived in the country and I worked for local farmers and on my grandfather's farm for many years. After going to farm shows and festivals for the last several years I decided I wanted some of the tractors that meant something to me, my father, or my grandfather. I narrowed those down to 5 and I went on a search for them. I now own 3 tractor models out of the 5 I have been looking for. I am trying to get them how I remember them or how I was told they were equipped. I was even trying to get the right years but I am not that patient. I will probably end up getting more than 5 tractors because I fell in love with owning tractors and they have been quit useful as well as something to collect. My only problem is storage and I hope to wear my wife down so I can build a pole barn before to long.

The 5 tractors I have on my list are:

1. 1939 Farmall F-20
2. 1937 John Deere Unstyled B
3. 1949 Farmall Cub
4. 1950 Allis Chalmer WD
5. 1949 Ford 8N

Here are pictures of the 3 I have in my collection:

1949 Ford 8N
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1949 Allis Chalmers WD
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1954 Farmall Cub
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Well, that is my story. The one thing that might seem out of character for someone on this forum but relates to me is that I never really became mechanically inclined. My father or one of the farmers I worked for normally shoved me out of the way when something was wrong, and being a teen I never really paid that close of attention. So it was not until I started to collect these tractors did I get a hands on approach to a lot of the mechanicals.

I hope to learn a lot, and I will participate when I can.

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Re: Hello from Indiana

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:10 pm

I think you'll find lots of guys on the Forum (myself included) that wish they would have taken auto mechanics, shop, welding, etc. in high school. If you have a question and don't understand the answer, just ask for clarification and you should be able to solve any problem you encounter.

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we need to think differently."
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Re: Hello from Indiana

Postby dgrapes59 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:21 pm

Welcome to the forum! You appear to be just over an hour away from Tipton, IN, mark your calendar for Sept. 20th & 21st for the Central Indiana Cub Fest, I guarantee you will have a great time and learn all about Cubs!


You have a nice, diverse collection, thanks for sharing,

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Re: Hello from Indiana

Postby RaymondDurban » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:26 pm

Welcome to the Board! Glad to have you with us!
Lots of friendly folks here that are more than willing to help out.

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Re: Hello from Indiana

Postby Steve Butram » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:36 am

Welcome Neighbor looking forward to meeting you. Steve
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Re: Hello from Indiana

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:04 am

Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Hello from Indiana

Postby Smokeycub » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:53 am

Hello and welcome. Tractor "collecting" for me just sorta happens, I never intended to collect them yet here I am with a slew of them. Several Cub Cadets, a Cub, a Kubota, 2 Deere, and a bunch of equipment. You're gonna need that barn! :D
KC9YWW wrote: I will probably end up getting more than 5 tractors because I fell in love with owning tractors
p.s. Whatever size you decide to build, it won't be big enough! :D
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Re: Hello from Indiana

Postby Rudi » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:15 pm


G'day .. I am VE9RHS, advanced amateur up here. Used to be pretty active on the DX sections of HF.

Congrats btw on acquiring your 1st new to you Cub. :applause: I see you have more than a passing interest in tractors :lol:

There are lots of resources here for our members, and if you spend a little time and follow the links below, a lot of your questions will be answered .. and maybe a lot of projects might be added .. :shock:

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