Spotlight on James (JGTools) Gordon

Member Spotlight Forum
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
Posts: 4070
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:12 pm
Zip Code: 12184
eBay ID: adak8965
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Oxford, NY

Spotlight on James (JGTools) Gordon

Postby Cecil » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:23 pm

Image Image

James (JGTools)Gordon
Age? 44
State/Province of residence? Minnesota,
Marital Status? Married
-- How many years (if married)? 11 years
-- Wife's name (if married)? Jill
Children? 2
-- Boys/Girls? 1 boy, 1 girl
-- Ages? 21 , 23
Grand Children? no
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages?
Great Grand Children? no
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages?
Do you have any pets? Lab, and a few cats
-- Names, breeds, etc.
Line of work? Landscape
Retired or working? working
Degree's/Licenses/Certificates? Mnla

Tractors and models owned? 1953 cub, and a few others
-- Any other type of farm equipment? 3 point dear born plow/disk/planter
-- Combines? no
-- Trailers? several
-- Hay balers? no
-- etc...
Are your tractors used for show or working? light work
How much Land do you work (Acres)? 18
What was your first tractor experience (does not have to be a Farmall or Cub)? driving Grandads Ford 8n
What is your Cub's primary work? use the sickle mower, pull a trailer , just enjoy going for rides
What is the favorite Cub of all which you have owned and why? I have several tractors of different makes, the Cub will always be my favorite
What first sparked your interest in owning a Cub? I passed a guy in my pickup, that was pulling a trailer that had a farmall cub along for the ride, I knew I just had to have one!
What task/use of your Cub provides the most enjoyable seat time? I like the local parades
Favorite thing you like about Cub's and Cadets? compact, and the sound of the c-60
Describe your most satisfying or frustrating experience working on your own or someone else's Cub? Well, lets just say I can paint ok, but mechanics are not my strongest point. I almost tipped the cub over, removing the front bolster.
Do you host or participate in CubFests, Cubarama, Mini-CubFests? How so? I have not made it to a cub fest, someday I will.

What other hobbies do you enjoy? I like hunting / fishing
Do you hunt or fish?
-- What is your favorite game? deer
What is your favorite Sport? football
-- Do you have a favorite Sports team? Vikings
Favorite Book? no
Favorite Movie? no
Favorite Actor/Actress?no
Magazine(s) you subscribe to? fur, fish and game
Favorite outdoor activity? camping
Do you maintain a garden? yes
-- How large? half acre
-- What vegetables to you grow? sweet corn / beans / potatoes
Do you maintain a personal orchard?no
-- Type of fruit grown?
What is your favorite Quote or saying?" You cant live forever, but you'd be a damn fool not to try" John Dillinger
Do you have any immediate goals in your life? Just to stay above water during the economic cruntch we have going


10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 4587
Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:17 pm
Zip Code: 65626
Tractors Owned: 1949 Cub "Frodo"
1949 Cub "Sam" (future Project)
1965 Lo-Boy "Pippin"
1940 H "Walter"
1953 SC "Gimli"
Cub Cadet HDS 2155
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MO, Bakersfield, (South - Central)

Re: Spotlight on James (JGTools) Gordon

Postby VinceD » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:09 pm

James, that's a great bio and great pictures. Thanks for sharing. :D :D

In what part of Minnesota do you live? We used to vacation in the Nisswa area. Beautiful country.
High atop Hummingbird Hill
In the Missouri Ozarks

User avatar
Bill Hudson
Team Cub
Team Cub
Posts: 9271
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:50 am
Zip Code: 44057
Tractors Owned: 57 F-Cub - Dad & Mom's Cub
77 F-Cub - Red Long Stripe
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: OH, Madison

Re: Spotlight on James (JGTools) Gordon

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:23 pm


Thanks for the great bio. Excellent pics.

"The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop." Edwin Conklin, biologist

Member of Ohio Chapter #6

User avatar
Buzzard Wing
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
Posts: 10533
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:14 pm
Zip Code: 02840
Location: RI, Newport

Re: Spotlight on James (JGTools) Gordon

Postby Buzzard Wing » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:14 pm

Thanks for sharing your story.

I love that last Case, don't think I have ever seen one like that.
1971 Cub (Rufus) 1950 Cub (Cathy) 1965 Lo Boy Fast Hitch (Nameless III) 1970 Cub 1000 Loader & Fast Hitch (Lee)

User avatar
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 6547
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:16 pm
Zip Code: 61944
Tractors Owned: -
55 F-Cub - snow plow and chains
3 Demonstrators Restored.
"Bette" - 22 mower
"Roxie" - 144 Complete Cults'
"Sandy"(Done) 193 Plow
1950 Demo, "Billie"
-(Woods 59")
Corn Stalk Cutter
23a Disc
2005 Mahindra w/FEL
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: IL, Paris just off of Interstate 70

Re: Spotlight on James (JGTools) Gordon

Postby John(videodoc) » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:59 am

nice to meet you

User avatar
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 233
Joined: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:18 am
Zip Code: V1S2A5
Tractors Owned: 56 Cub Loboy
Fast Hitch
L-22 Mower
L-54 Leveling and Grader Blade
Location: Kamloops B.C. Canada

Re: Spotlight on James (JGTools) Gordon

Postby CKCowboy » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:31 am

James glad to know a bit more about you, really like your tractors. 8)
Thanks for sharing
To soon old to late smart!

Bill E Bob
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 3033
Joined: Wed May 31, 2006 12:09 pm
Zip Code: 74070
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: OK, Skiatook

Re: Spotlight on James (JGTools) Gordon

Postby Bill E Bob » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:54 am

Well Done :!: Can't decide which I covet the most, the Allis B or the WF Case :mrgreen:

Cub Pro
Cub Pro
Posts: 7303
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:00 pm
Zip Code: 02769
Tractors Owned: 6"F" cubs
5 lo-boys
1 154
1 184
1 IH444
1 Oliver OC3 crawler
1 AC D10
1 IH 100 manure spreader
1 IH model B corn grinder
3 power units
cub demonstrator
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Ma. Rehoboth

Re: Spotlight on James (JGTools) Gordon

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:24 pm

Nice Bio, nice picture. Ed
Member of Chapter 18, and National
Circle of Safety

10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 957
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:18 pm
Zip Code: 55325
Tractors Owned: 1958 ih 340 utility
1950 farmall cub
1948 ford 8n
kubota 3240
IH 154 loboy
Location: Dassel, Minnesota

Re: Spotlight on James (JGTools) Gordon

Postby JGtools » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:08 pm

Thanks. I would like to thank this Forum and all the individuals that make this forum what it is, I believe it is second to none! I spend a lot of hours just reading posts, and learning as I go. I hope to make it to a cub fest someday, and meet you all in person, Take care,Jim

Return to “Member Spotlight”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest