I have the majority of these particular ERTL 1/16th Scale Cubs. I am missing a couple it appears. I have included all the relevant information that I can corroborate at the moment. As it becomes clearer and I have a better understanding and definitive information, I will then attempt to update this list (which will appear in the Cub Book of Knowledge), as the information is verified.
The # 653 Series seems to be causing a bit of concern for me. I have already found references for the two different stock numbers, and there is definitely a difference between the 653 DO and the 14339 series Cubs. Also, there seems to be a difference between the Special Edition model that has the 1991 Date Stamp cast into the model itself. This will be cleared up hopefully soon.
Thanks to Ralph of Ralph's Cub for the individual pictures of each of the 10 different versions that he has. It seems that we may be missing a few huh???
- Ertl Products:
- Introduced in 1947
- Cultivision Seat
- Smallest member of the Farmall Line
- Yellow & Cream Version Produced 1965-1974
Model # 689 1st Edition
Model # 689 1st and 2nd Edition
Model # 689 1st and 2nd Edition
McCormick Farmall Cub Tractor History
The Farmall Cub was the smallest tractor in the IH line. Originally introduced in 1947, the Cub remained in the line until 1964. Versions of the Cub remained in production for over 28 years. This might might was ideal for the 40 acre farms. At least 17 different implements were designed for the Cub. This tractor changed very little in its many years of production and can be seen on farms today pulling its fair share of jobs.
Model # 235
McCormick Farmall Cub - 1956 to 1958 - Produced 1990
Model # 652
McCormick Farmall Cub Tractor 1959-1963
The smallest tractor in the IH line, the Farmall Cub, changed little in functional design from its introduction in 1947 through it's final year of production in 1964. The most notable changes occured in the hood and grille design. In 1959, the hood and grille were changed again to keep this ever popular and reliable little tractor dressed in the current style of the rest of the IH line.
Model # 653 DA
International Cub Tractor 1964-1976 HISTORY
From its introduction in 1947, the Farmall Cub retained a distinctive shape and color. Dramatically, in 1964 IH made major design changes to the hood and grille as well as color. The 'Cub' went from IH Red to Federal Yellow and White. The new yellow and white look made this 'Cub' one of the more easily recognized of the 'Cub' series.
Model # 653 DO
Model # 448
International Cub Tractor 1976-1979 HISTORY
From its introduction in 1947, the Farmall Cub retained a distinctive shape and color. Dramatically, in 1964 IH made major design changes to the hood and grille as well as color. The 'Cub' went from IH Red to Federal Yellow and White. In 1976 the 'Cub' returned to the famous IH Red color. Although this claim is disputed by some, the avid collector can still find this final version of the International Cub Tractor.
Special Edition Series
Model # 14339
The traditional History Panel was deleted by Ertl for this model and the logo also changed to Ertl Britains. To identify the contents Ertly reformatted the History Panel to the Original Model Specifications panel and relocated it from the side panel to the rear panel.
Model # 14577P
Again Ertl eliminated the History Panel altogether for this issue. This particular issue is dedicated to the 2007 Red Power Roundup in Bloomsburg PA and it is known as the:
2007 Red Power Roundup in Bloomsburg PA Limited Edition
Other Special Edition Series
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