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Why I sold my Cub!

Postby Super A » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:02 pm

There used to be several International 404s in my neighborhood when I was growing up in the late 70s and 80s. I had a great-uncle who actively row crop farmed with his until the late 90s. Anyhow I've always had a 404 on my collector tractor bucket list. I grew up on a 424, which is very, very similar. The 424 gas is British built from the flywheel back, they then sent the chassis to Louisville where engine, front axle, and tin was added. The 404 was all-US built. The 404 looks a little lighter but had the same HP, without power steering it handles MUCH better than a 424 without power steering.

This one is a 1962. It needs front wheel weights and power adjust rear wheels and it'll look just like the ones I remember growing up! :D

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Re: Why I sold my Cub!

Postby Barnyard » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:31 pm

Nice, I like the 404 also. I have the Farmall version.

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Re: Why I sold my Cub!

Postby MiCarl » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:38 pm

Funny how that stuff will stick with you.

The uncle I farmed with in the '70s and '80s did most of his work with a 986. I loved it when I got to operate that tractor. I'd like to have one but it would be completely impractical for my use. I'm constantly on the lookout for a properly equipped 184 because it's styled like the 86 series but is more appropriately sized for my needs.

If I ever come across the right 184 both my Cub and Speedex will need new homes.
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Re: Why I sold my Cub!

Postby Rob in NH » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:44 pm

Whats wrong with having both, lol
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Tractors Owned: 1949 Cub "The Paperweight"
Cub powered IH 52R combine
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White demo Super A-"Ol Whitey"
1950 Super A "Old Ugly"
1954 Super A-1
856
Buncha other junk
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Jacksonville area

Re: Why I sold my Cub!

Postby Super A » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:59 pm

Rob in NH wrote:Whats wrong with having both, lol


Budgetary concerns....

Plus I have two (fairly) full functioning Super As and maybe one more coming online. I think I cranked the Cub maybe twice the entire summer.

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Re: Why I sold my Cub!

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:49 pm

Does the 404 have 3 point or Fast Hitch?
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Re: Why I sold my Cub!

Postby ajhbike » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:36 pm

All, looks beautiful and I get the space and budgetary issues..I got the 504 and I am selling my loboy.

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Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2004 10:53 am
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Tractors Owned: 1949 Cub "The Paperweight"
Cub powered IH 52R combine
Grandfather's 1948 Super A
White demo Super A-"Ol Whitey"
1950 Super A "Old Ugly"
1954 Super A-1
856
Buncha other junk
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: NC, Jacksonville area

Re: Why I sold my Cub!

Postby Super A » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:19 am

Don McCombs wrote:Does the 404 have 3 point or Fast Hitch?


Three point.

The 404 and 504 were the first IH tractors with honest to goodness draft controlled three point hitches.

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1956 Lo-Boy FH- Rory
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1968 JD 3020- Paris
Woods 59 CLF
54A Blade, 54-L Blade, C-22 Sickle
C-21-P Sickle Mower
72" Rear Blade, Carryalls, Pallet Forks, IH 263 2 Row Cultivator, 7' Rake, Brush Hog, Horn-Draulic FEL
Location: Branford, CT

Re: Why I sold my Cub!

Postby ajhbike » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:51 am

I am with you, I really like the '04's...I have the Hi-Clear so it rides up high and you are right...the 3 points are awesome.

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Re: Why I sold my Cub!

Postby Mr E » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:16 pm

I want one!
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