Farmall Cub Tractor Cover

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Farmall Cub Tractor Cover

Postby Nightmare Bronc » Sat Feb 26, 2022 6:09 pm

Hi guys

I'm looking for a cover for my Cub. I keep it inside but it still gets pretty nasty. Looking for something soft inside and maybe semi waterproof that covers the whole tractor including the tires. Current situation, bed sheets. lol. I found a couple sites and was wondering if anyone can recommend either. Of course I like the one that has the grey cover that covers the whole tractor. Does anyone have this cover or any experience with covers4tractors.com?

https://www.covers4tractors.com/covers-pricing

http://www.chatstractors.com/1403-Red-F ... -cover.htm

Thanks for your help in advance. Brad

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Re: Farmall Cub Tractor Cover

Postby Clemsonfor » Sat Feb 26, 2022 6:44 pm

I have no knowledge of either but the red one looks like a more quality cover. The grey one looks like those cheap vinyl silver boat covers you see at Walmart for like $40..it just have a stack cover sewer into it. It to me is over priced and I would bet that it's not soft inside. It looks like the cheap silver covers at Walmart you buy for a boat. There is soft dust car covers that are a softer material and shed water even though there more like a paper towel texture to me. But they wear out eventually. And yes I know you said it's inside so it's really just a dust cover.

If it were me, NO way if pay $350 for a website specially designed to separate you from your money especially with a site name like that. What I would do if I wanted it covered bis put your sheet over it and get one of those cheap boat covers that I'm talking about from Walmart and just throw it over it. OR get a cover for a 4 seater UTV. The later it's what I am considering. I have mine sitting under a cover as well but it can get blowing raining it and collects dirt as well.

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Re: Farmall Cub Tractor Cover

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat Feb 26, 2022 7:04 pm

Why not use the sheet with a tarp over it. Buy a bunch of bungees or magnets to hold both in place. Take a heavy duty stapler to put folds in the tarp so it fits the corners better.
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Re: Farmall Cub Tractor Cover

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Sat Feb 26, 2022 7:43 pm

A neighbor had a quality tractor "weather cover" made up at a place in town that does boat canvas covers and upholstery to fit a Farmall C tractor. Very nice quality and holding up well some 10 years later. I want to say he spent nearly $2k on it but it has paid for its self in his mind
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Re: Farmall Cub Tractor Cover

Postby radioguy41 » Sat Feb 26, 2022 10:18 pm

Depending on how damp the sioarge location is you might want to make sure whatever cover you use breathes. Otherwise you might find some nasty black mold the next time you uncover it, especially on the seat..
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Re: Farmall Cub Tractor Cover

Postby JimCub48 » Sun Feb 27, 2022 9:21 am

I have used old bed sheets for years with good results,parked inside. If you have a good paint job on your tractor you could run the risk of fine scratches unless those covers are lined with a soft material. If you want the cover to travel with the tractor maybe a custom made cover is the way to go, lined and weather proof. It's about how much you want to spend.?

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Re: Farmall Cub Tractor Cover

Postby NJ Farmer » Sun Feb 27, 2022 9:41 am

I have to second the old bed sheets idea. Unless your barn/shed/shelter leaks water through the roof you might just consider sheets because it allows the tractor to breathe with temperature changes but it keep the dust off the paint. If you trap moisture under a water proof cover it will act like water condenser and possible rust/corrosion to your tractor.

The main goal is to keep the dirt off the paint but let the tractor breather during temperature changes some times 30 to 40 degrees which causes your tractor to sweat and sweating leads to moisture which is the catalyst for corrosion.

You can’t have corrosion/rust without electrolyte i.e water….

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Re: Farmall Cub Tractor Cover

Postby 69ranger » Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:22 am

Not sure if I can contribute much, but I'll weigh in just in case..
Like some of the others have mentioned old bed linen works pretty well, if you have inside storage.
I messed with old cars for many years, and have tried to keep them covered to some extent, while stored inside my shop.
This has saved me some nicks and damage when un expected things happen.
Truthfully bed sheets are probably to thin to offer much protection, and I have had better luck with old comforters, blankets.
Most of these were picked up at rummage sales, thrift shops, and oddly enough items left behind by my renters, when they move.

One of my favorite covers are old electric blankets. These are thick, and no one wants them after the controls get bad, or lost.
I cut the plugs, and wires, after I pull out as much as I can, and then my wife sews the hole shut.
We have a Maytag wringer washer, and a cloths line, so they get washed, and dried before they are used.
I have also found that washing is needed every so often, as dust settles, and scratches painted surfaces.

Over all I recommend covering, but sustained some damage to the hood of my nicest painted Cub, a couple winters ago, when a mouse made a nest under the cover. You know what mice do, the chewed the cover and the pee, laid against the paint for months, causing the damage.

Mostly successful, over the years, and it saves time washing them, before they go to a show..

Good luck with what ever direction you go.

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Re: Farmall Cub Tractor Cover

Postby Nightmare Bronc » Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:50 am

Thanks for all the replies. Yea bedsheets are my current cover. Lol. I would like to get a fitted cover (thats soft inside) for ease of taking it on and off and protection. I may try to contact the BBB where the covers4tractors is located and see if they have any feedback. The cover he has sounds like what I'm looking for when I spoke with him. Still looking for recommendations if anyone know of a fitted cover that covers the entire tractor thats soft inside and breathable. Thanks for the help so far!!

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Re: Farmall Cub Tractor Cover

Postby phill_mi » Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:04 pm

I don't have any direct knowledge of this subject or relation to the CL post. I just noticed it after reading this post and though you might find it interesting.
https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/grq/d/usa-made-universal-tractor-covers-for/7449637047.html

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Re: Farmall Cub Tractor Cover

Postby Clemsonfor » Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:25 pm

Nightmare Bronc wrote:Thanks for all the replies. Yea bedsheets are my current cover. Lol. I would like to get a fitted cover (thats soft inside) for ease of taking it on and off and protection. I may try to contact the BBB where the covers4tractors is located and see if they have any feedback. The cover he has sounds like what I'm looking for when I spoke with him. Still looking for recommendations if anyone know of a fitted cover that covers the entire tractor thats soft inside and breathable. Thanks for the help so far!!

Isn't the BBB only good if a business is part of it? Most people don't report to the BBB or even think about that. So just cause a business has no negative feedback from BBB doesn't mean your in the clear. There plenty of places people go to every day and swear are good businesses that have piles of negative feedback at the BBB. Just a word of caution. The Internet is a HUGE place. To have nothing....good or bad about a business on the internet is often NOT a good sign. Not always the case but would cause me to pause a long while before I did business with them.
In this deal I don't think your going to get scammed in the traditional sense. I do believe they will send you a cover. But will it be a cover worth the money you paid would be my concern. Like I said, to me it looks like a $60-70 cover made out of that thin silver material that the cheap boat covers I have bought in the past were made out of.


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