Seat on my 47 cub

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Seat on my 47 cub

Postby LU&E42 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:55 am

Anyone seen a seat like this for a cub? Can't find a maker, but there is a number on it - C97920. Not sure I'll change it. It's pretty comfortable. Just curious about its origin.
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Re: Seat on my 47 cub

Postby Donegal Cub » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:04 am

Looks like a seat from an old horse drawn reaper, or some old implement of that ilk.
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Re: Seat on my 47 cub

Postby Glen » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:37 pm

Hi,
Cubs came with the style of seat shown in the Cub owner's manual. Maybe you knew already.
Below is a page from the 1947 Cub owner's manual, showing the upholstered seat.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-60.jpg

Below is a listing from TM Tractor showing the upholstered pan seat. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/se/356fp.htm

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Re: Seat on my 47 cub

Postby LU&E42 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:38 pm

Thanks,
I knew it looked weird, but it didn't appear to be some hack job someone made either. It is surprisingly comfortable.

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Re: Seat on my 47 cub

Postby Glen » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:25 pm

Hi,
Below is the 1947 Cub owner's manual, if you don't have it.
The experts on here recommend reading it. It has lots of info about operation, maintenance, and lubrication. There is a table of contents on page 1.
There are more pics of the seat on page 3.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... index.html

Below is info about the Cub gearcase oils, if you need it.

There are several oil levels that need checking or changing on a Cub, the owner's manual shows how to check and change them.
At the rear there are 3 separate gear cases, with 3 separate oil levels to check, the transmission, and 2 final drives.
The trans commonly get water in them, from rain, or condensation inside the housing over time.

It's always good to change all the oils if you just bought the Cub, or if they have not been changed lately.
By the rear tires, you can look in the holes for the brake linkage rods, in the final drives with a light and see if it looks dry. There should be holes at the rear of the castings also.
The brakes are in areas between the transmission and final drives. There should be no oil there. If it is oily, oil has probably gotten out of the oil seals, and many times is on the brake lining. This can be caused by the trans oil being too high, sometimes from water in the trans, or the oil seals are wornout.
The trans oil level plug is low on the left side of the trans. The trans holds 3 1/2 pints of oil, filled to the level plug hole.
There is a trans filler plug, and drain plug also.

The manual above has no Touch Control info. That info is in newer owner's manuals.
Below is the 1950 Cub owner's manual. It has Touch Control info on pages 60 - 62, and tells how to check and change the fluid, and remove the air from the system.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... index.html

Nowadays they recommend using Case IH Hy-Tran fluid in the Touch Control. Case IH dealers sell it.
Check the fluid only with the arms in the rear, or down position. The fluid rises in the unit as the arms go to the rear, if you check it with the arms ahead it will look low on fluid, even if it has enough.
Also, if you change the fluid, fill it the last time with the arms to the rear, like it says on page 62 in the 1950 owner's manual, at the end of paragraph 4. Paragraph 4 tells how to remove the air from the system after changing the fluid. :)

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Re: Seat on my 47 cub

Postby inairam » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:59 am

the post is a very important part of seat comfort. Make sure it is oiled or greased and moves freely. The difference between a stiff seat pogo and one that works is huge.

I took the post apart and greased it on my bother in laws tractor and he thought I put on a different seat post. He could not believe the difference.
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Re: Seat on my 47 cub

Postby Urbish » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:10 am

LU&E42 wrote:Anyone seen a seat like this for a cub? Can't find a maker, but there is a number on it - C97920. Not sure I'll change it. It's pretty comfortable. Just curious about its origin.


That is the style that was used on the early Farmalls like the F-12, 20, 30, as well as some tractors by other manufacturers. We had that same seat on the F-12 and F-14 my family had when I was a kid, and yes, they can be very comfortable.

Steiner sells a new reproduction of it: https://www.steinertractor.com/ABC4351-Pewter-Gray-Seat-Pan

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Re: Seat on my 47 cub

Postby tinnerjohn » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:19 am

[quote="inairam"]the post is a very important part of seat comfort. Make sure it is oiled or greased and moves freely. The difference between a stiff seat pogo and one that works is huge.

Also check/keep an eye on the base that bolts to the platform. Several years ago mine let lose when the years of rust finally took their toll. Fortunately i wasn't plowing! But it was a nervous 1/4 mile or so drive home. John

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Re: Seat on my 47 cub

Postby LU&E42 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:48 pm

Thanks again everyone for all the info. Hoping to get it moved from my equipment shed (where I parked it when I brought it home due to lack of space in my shop) into the shop so I can start systematically going through it. Hoping to have it in good working order for spring.


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