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New Member/New Cub

Postby akguy09 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:35 am

Hey everyone, I am a new member and just bought my first Cub, 1950 model. So far I am in love with this thing. Not my first tractor, but my first vintage tractor. I am eyeing another one as well.
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Re: New Memeber/New Cub

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:52 pm

Welcome to the Forum. You've got a nice looking Cub.
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Re: New Memeber/New Cub

Postby raystractors » Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:50 pm

Careful, they are very addictive.

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Re: New Member/New Cub

Postby Dadsfarmalls » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:08 pm

Welcome to the forums, lots of great people here. Nice looking tractor!

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Re: New Member/New Cub

Postby Clemsonfor » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:03 pm

Great looking tractor.

They are neat little tractors. I just got my grand dad's cub a few weeks ago. I have been tinkering with it and changing the fluids. I like the smaller stuff and these with their 9hp and what they can do is cool. I like older stuff it's just neat to me the simplicity yet complexity of certain features for a time so long ago.

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Re: New Member/New Cub

Postby Clemsonfor » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:17 pm

Are you planning on working it or just a collector tractor?

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Re: New Member/New Cub

Postby Glen » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:27 pm

Hi,
The Cub operator's manual can help you learn about maintenance that the Cub needs.

Below is the 1950 Cub operator's manual. The experts on here recommend people read it. It has lots of info about operation, maintenance, and lubrication. There is a table of contents on page 1.
It shows how Cubs originally looked in it. The lube section begins on page 14.

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

It shows the electrical system that a 1950 Cub originally had, up to Cub serial number 115403.
IH changed the electrical system some during 1950.
If your Cub is newer than 115403, the electrical system info for those is in newer operator's manuals.
Cubs made before mid 1964 originally had 6 volt, positive ground electrical systems.

The Touch Control fluid mentioned in the manual is Case IH Hy-Tran fluid nowadays. It is sold at Case IH dealers.

I would check or change all the oils before using the Cub. Using it with low oil in a gear housing can damage the parts in the housing.
There are 3 separate gear housings, with 3 separate oil levels to check, in the rear area of a Cub, the transmission, and 2 final drives.

The transmissions in Cubs commonly get water in them, from rain, or condensation inside the housing over time. :)

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Re: New Member/New Cub

Postby Waif » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:44 pm

Welcome!

Sharp lookin Cub.

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Re: New Member/New Cub

Postby Gary Dotson » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:03 am

Looks like you got you a nice one! Welcome to the fold!

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Re: New Member/New Cub

Postby Stanton » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:23 am

Welcome to the Forum! Got yourself one nice Cub!

I see from your Zip Code that you're east of Colorado Springs. You might be interested in attending Bob McCarty's Rocky Mtn CubFest on Sept 10th-12th in Longmont, north of Denver. Send Bob McCarty a PM for details on address/contact info.

Take some time and read through a few threads to acquaint yourself with the Forum:

Don't know if you have any of the manuals to your Cub, but after your 2nd post on the Forum, you'll have access to the all the PDF Manuals on this site. There’s a few ways to do that:
  • From a desktop or laptop, go to "Quick Links" in the upper left corner of your screen. Hit that and a pull-down appears where you'll find "PDF Manuals".
  • You can also go to “Cub Info” in the upper toolbar, then hit “Rudi’s Manuals”. From there, you can access a variety of information.
  • If you're using a phone, go to the "Links Directory" (second category down the main page). Once in "Links Directory" , scroll down to the second section "Tractor Parts & Manuals" and you'll find them there.

You'll be able to download an Owner's Manual (very strongly recommended) and any service manuals that interest you. Implement Manuals are also available.

We’d encourage you to take the Safety Test located in the Safety Forum: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=68084

Might also enjoy reading through this thread (even though it’s for a Cub, much can be applied to any tractor just brought home): What to do with a Cub you just brought home

There are a lot of good threads dealing with Cub repair and maintenance in the How To Forum. Located here: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=11

Thanks for sharing some pictures of your Cub.

Remember:
• When you have a specific question, start a new thread in the appropriate sub-forum.
• Before posting, use the Preview button before hitting Submit--it'll show you exactly what your post will look like, including pictures.
• When adding your comments to a thread, be sure to look at the date of the last poster. If it’s more than a 6 months old, the posters are probably not going to see it. Consider starting a new thread.

Glad you joined us.

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akguy09
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Zip Code: 80930
Tractors Owned: 1950 Farmall Cub

2018 Kubota B2301
Location: Ellicott, Colorado

Re: New Member/New Cub

Postby akguy09 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:26 pm

Clemsonfor wrote:Are you planning on working it or just a collector tractor?



I am planning on using it, I will be fabricating a small "hay wagon" to use with it, I have a B series Kubota for the big stuff.

My father owns a 1965 MC-Deering 200 Manure spreader that I will pull occasionally as well.
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akguy09
Posts: 18
Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:47 am
Zip Code: 80930
Tractors Owned: 1950 Farmall Cub

2018 Kubota B2301
Location: Ellicott, Colorado

Re: New Member/New Cub

Postby akguy09 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:27 pm

Glen wrote:Hi,
The Cub operator's manual can help you learn about maintenance that the Cub needs.

Below is the 1950 Cub operator's manual. The experts on here recommend people read it. It has lots of info about operation, maintenance, and lubrication. There is a table of contents on page 1.
It shows how Cubs originally looked in it. The lube section begins on page 14.

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

It shows the electrical system that a 1950 Cub originally had, up to Cub serial number 115403.
IH changed the electrical system some during 1950.
If your Cub is newer than 115403, the electrical system info for those is in newer operator's manuals.
Cubs made before mid 1964 originally had 6 volt, positive ground electrical systems.

The Touch Control fluid mentioned in the manual is Case IH Hy-Tran fluid nowadays. It is sold at Case IH dealers.

I would check or change all the oils before using the Cub. Using it with low oil in a gear housing can damage the parts in the housing.
There are 3 separate gear housings, with 3 separate oil levels to check, in the rear area of a Cub, the transmission, and 2 final drives.

The transmissions in Cubs commonly get water in them, from rain, or condensation inside the housing over time. :)


Thanks,

First thing I did was drain and re-fill all the fluid. PO was honest that he didnt do required maintenance. So it received a good maintenance. Will do the final drives this weekend as I just got the gaskets from Steiner.

akguy09
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Tractors Owned: 1950 Farmall Cub

2018 Kubota B2301
Location: Ellicott, Colorado

Re: New Member/New Cub

Postby akguy09 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:55 pm

My next task is going to be ensuring that the 6V system is hooked up correctly. I will assume that it is not, since my ground from the battery is grounded to the tractor frame.

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Re: New Member/New Cub

Postby Bill Hudson » Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:44 pm

Your Cub in original configuration is 6 volt, positive ground in the battery box. No need for modification unless you fear the correct police, by grounding to the 'frame'.

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akguy09
Posts: 18
Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:47 am
Zip Code: 80930
Tractors Owned: 1950 Farmall Cub

2018 Kubota B2301
Location: Ellicott, Colorado

Re: New Member/New Cub

Postby akguy09 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:16 pm

Bill Hudson wrote:You Cub in original configuration is 6 volt, positive ground in the battery box. No need for modification unless you fear the correct police, by grounding to the 'frame'.

Bill

Mine is negative ground to the frame


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