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I'm joining the club!

Postby cobra2411 » Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:04 am

So I started with a Cub 124, then I got a couple power kings, now I'm going bigger again with a bigger cub! I'm going to get this over the weekend and what I'm really excited for is the loader. It also comes with front and rear wheel weights and tire chains.

My friend who's selling says it's a 71. I've been lurking around and I see they weigh in around 1,800lbs give or take. I have a utility trailer that can haul 2k lbs or so; do you think I'll be ok with the loader? I figure I can put the wheel weights and bucket in the bed of the truck then the tractor on the trailer. I'm debating paying someone to transport it but that's a new set of tires...

I will clarify that the trailer I have is de-rated. The axle, springs and tires are all 3,500lb+ but it's registered at 3k and the empty weight is a little over 900lb.

Does anyone know what make loader this is?

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Postby outdoors4evr » Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:58 pm

If you decide the trailer is not big enough, then you might consider just renting a U-Haul trailer.
For the hassle, I wouldn't remove the bucket.
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Re: I'm joining the club!

Postby Stanton » Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:32 pm

Welcome to the Forum, David! Nice looking Cub with FEL.

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

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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

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Postby indy61 » Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:09 pm

cobra2411 wrote:Does anyone know what make loader this is?


I think that is a Twin-Draulic loader.

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Postby Barnyard » Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:21 pm

How far do you have to haul it? A Cub weighs about 1400 pounds without weights. Probably around 2,000 with the loader. I think your trailer will be fine if you are not going far and you have a suitable tow vehicle.
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Postby cobra2411 » Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:06 pm

The bucket supposedly comes off with 4 pins and is very easy to get on and off. My trailer is 5x9, so I'm going to be pushing it on the length department. I have to go 30 miles including highways, so I'm being extra cautious. Tow vehicle is a Nissan Frontier rated to tow 6k so should be plenty.

I went with a 3k trailer because it didn't need brakes or inspections, but I may add them. With my 1 ton Dodge I didn't worry about it because it would stop the extra 3k without issue. The Nissan should do fine and I think 3k is the breakover point where they recommend trailer brakes but I have the wiring and controller, all I need is the brake kit for the trailer... Possible future todo...

I may go the u-haul route. The trailer is 1k+ heavier than mine but even so I'd still be well within the vehicle weight range and I would get surge brakes.

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Postby Jim Becker » Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:17 pm

I think my biggest concern would be getting the balance of the trailer right. You need at laest 10% of total trailer weight on the hitch. That may be difficult with a 9 foot trailer.

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Postby Barnyard » Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:27 pm

cobra2411 wrote:I may go the u-haul route.

Don't tell U-Haul that you are hauling a tractor.
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Postby cobra2411 » Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:41 pm

I'm always honest with U-Haul... ;D

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Postby ajhbike » Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:49 pm

I told them it was a tractor and they didn't have a problem with it

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Postby Waif » Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:39 pm

Welcome Cobra!

Things always seem to end up heavier than expected.
Borrowed a friends trailer for a load of a Cub and implements after doing the math. Hauled well. But I still didn't like how the tires squatted.
Was below rating.
So , when I bought another trailer , it was well beyond what I should need.

IF renting is convenient , it would save pulling your weights ect.
Or you could make two runs with yours.
I have the time , two runs might be my choice.

Not knowing your trailer and tires stops me from saying go for it in one haul. Mostly due to your asking....

Congrats on the score.

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Postby cobra2411 » Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:19 pm

"Not knowing your trailer and tires"

3,500lb axle and 205/75-15 load C tires - 1,820lb each. Trailer is good to 3,500 lbs. I worry about it being too short though. Also, I need to change the tires... The ones on the trailer are dry rotted a bit. I have the new tires and the tire changer, I just need to spend an hour actually doing it...

In the end I decided for $40 to rent a 6x12 trailer. On the plus side it has surge brakes...

Next problem of sorts is that I need to unload 800lbs of road salt (16 bags) from the back of the truck... That'll be tonight's job and tomorrow I bring home my new toy!!!

Oh, I have to also make sure I have all my straps... (Making a note for myself)

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Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:29 pm

I think you made a wise choice on the trailer. Make sure those straps are in good condition. You don’t want a DOT violation on your record.
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Re: I'm joining the club!

Postby Pap » Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:55 am

Welcome to the forum David.
Good luck with your project and Enjoy Your Ride.
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Postby cobra2411 » Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:23 pm

Made it back with no major issues. Found out that the rear opening on a 6x12 U-Haul trailer with ramp is about 57". A cub with it's wheels set out as far as they'll go is wider...


Set all the way in an the tire chains hit the loader...

So I had to play around with the remounting the tires, drive in mud and snow with turf tires, but all in all a good day.

I'll get some pictures later.


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