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Newbie to farmall cub

Postby zimo29 » Thu May 17, 2018 3:00 pm

I live near Stergeon Bay Wisconsin. Are there any experts in my area that could help my get my new baby running?

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Re: Newbie to farmall cub

Postby staninlowerAL » Thu May 17, 2018 3:13 pm

With the info available on this forum and the manuals available at "Quick Links" tab (upper left corner of this page) you should be able to do it. Just post your questions and someone will answer, usually right away. There's lots of good help and information in the HOW TO forum as well, check the Index Page. BTW, Welcome to the FORUM.

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Re: Newbie to farmall cub

Postby Eugene H. » Thu May 17, 2018 3:25 pm

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Newbie to farmall cub

Postby Dale Finch » Thu May 17, 2018 3:29 pm

Is your new baby a regular Farmall Cub...a LoBoy...a numbered series? What year? And what are the problems you are having?

Welcome! Definitely do some reading in the HOW TO section under Board Index...LOTS of great info there.

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Re: Newbie to farmall cub

Postby zimo29 » Fri May 18, 2018 3:34 am

zimo29 wrote:I live near Stergeon Bay Wisconsin. Are there any experts in my area that could help my get my new baby running?

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Re: Newbie to farmall cub

Postby Eugene » Fri May 18, 2018 3:49 am

Dale Finch wrote:Is your new baby a regular Farmall Cub...a LoBoy...a numbered series? What year? And what are the problems you are having?
You need to identify which model tractor you own. The standard Farmall Cub and the Low-Boy are pretty much the same tractor. The Numbered Cub series tractors has significant changes from the previously listed Cubs. And then there are some changes within the Numbered Cub Series.

The tractors are pretty simple. If you have a bit of mechanical skill and some basic mechanic's tools, you can probably repair the tractor yourself.

I don't know about Stergeon Bay, but there many Cub experts on this board.
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Re: Newbie to farmall cub

Postby Stanton » Fri May 18, 2018 6:29 am

Welcome! Sorry I missed you earlier this week.

Get the serial number off your ID plate, located on the lower, front right of the bolster (when sitting on the tractor seat). Here's a link to one of our sponsors, TM Tractor, showing where and what year your serial number corresponds:
http://www.tmtractor.com/id/id_002.htm

Take some time and read through a few threads to acquaint yourself with the Forum. A couple of these will tell you how to post pictures (that's important when trying to describe something to us):

Now that you have 2 posts, you can access all the free PDF downloads in the Manuals section. They are located via "Quick Links" in the upper left corner of your screen. Hit that and a pull-down appears where you'll find "PDF Manuals". Through that link, you'll be able to download an Owner's Manual closest to your year tractor (very strongly recommended) and any service manuals that interest you. You'll be able to familiarize yourself with your new-to-you Cub more quickly. Implement Manuals are also available.

Might also enjoy reading through this thread: What to do with a Cub you just brought home

Glad you joined us. First identify what you have (model and year), then we can go from there.
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Re: Newbie to farmall cub

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri May 18, 2018 7:33 am

If its a number series, look for a plate on the top of the left frame close to the radiator.

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Re: Newbie to farmall cub

Postby Don McCombs » Fri May 18, 2018 8:08 am

I just bought a 63 cub.


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Re: Newbie to farmall cub

Postby zimo29 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:39 pm

zimo29 wrote:I live near Stergeon Bay Wisconsin. Are there any experts in my area that could help my get my new baby running?


its a 1962 McCormack farmall cub
220605 j
I put a new starter in. the service guy said the old one was too burnt up to rebuilt.
did a carb rebuild.

didn't find the '62 manual in the pdfs. is the '63 close enough? it looks like the pic.

brakes are next on my list. any suggestions? hopefully they just need adjustment, one works better than the other. if it is new bands, do I have to take it all apart or can I get to the bands? do I take it in to get new bands or is that something I can do under my favorite shade tree?

I am sooooo glad I found this website. it is so packed with info and quick responses. thank you all!!!!

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Re: Newbie to farmall cub

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed May 23, 2018 10:48 pm

The 63 manual should be fine. You might be able to look in through one of the slots in the final and evaluate the brake lining. If it looks okay, try adjusting the linkage on the weaker side. If they need replacement, you'll have to pull off the final. You can buy new bands or reline the old ones (there is an old "how to" in that forum about doing it). Cub brakes are notoriously weak regardless of what you do.
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Re: Newbie to farmall cub

Postby Glen » Wed May 23, 2018 11:20 pm

Hi,
You could try adjusting the brake clevises on the brake rods, and see if they work right.

I would look in through the brake rod holes in the final drives with a light and see if there is oil in there, there are holes in the castings on the rear also. There should be no oil where the brakes are.

If your brakes are wornout, and need replacing, below is a post I made with info. Read my post on the page. It tells about the oil seals there.

A 1962 Cub would have originally had the newer style of brakes.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=100853


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