Back in the Cub business--kinda.

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Back in the Cub business--kinda.

Postby Super A » Mon May 16, 2022 8:44 am

I sold The Paperweight a couple years ago to buy an IH 404 and have since been Cub-less other than my 52R combine with Cub power unit. I posted in the Vine a few weeks ago about looking for a Cub for my dad. Saturday we achieved success! I found this one on the Cub Facebook group, and so we took a trek to Mechanicsville, MD and brought this little gem home. It was a 10 hour round trip, uneventful except for the sketchy two-lane bridge across the Potomac River on US 301 going into MD. :shock: The trip culminated with supper at one of my favorite BBQ/country food buffet joints on the way home..... :D

It's a '71. It pays to never say what you're not going to do, as I never had any intention whatsoever of owning a calf scours yellow tractor. However, my dad is already lining up someone to paint it the proper red. I simply cannot abide a tractor trying to impersonate a lawn mower. It has an upright exhaust but I'm pretty sure it was a conversion later in life because the underslung muffler bracket is still attached. The hole in the hood was neatly done so I think we'll roll with it. Rear tires are cracking but are knee-deep in tread. Fronts are new. It starts right up, no smoke, and has the quietest transmission I've ever seen on a Cub. As you can see the Touch Control doesn't leak down. The steering is nice and tight and brakes work good.

We have to put some real sweeps on the back and I think it'll be ready to go. Going to drill some holes to move the seat back today--I looked like a circus bear riding a tricycle driving it! I'm going to get him to try it out so we can decide if he wants a step for it or not. I'm not sure he's going to like the longer steering shaft, we may end up having it shortened.

Finally, out of curiosity, has anyone ever heard of this IH dealer?

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Re: Back in the Cub business--kinda.

Postby Don McCombs » Mon May 16, 2022 9:30 am

That’s your second trip on 301. :D
Wish I’d known you were going up there. Could have given you a recommendation for some good Chesapeake Bay seafood.
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Re: Back in the Cub business--kinda.

Postby 69ranger » Mon May 16, 2022 10:10 am

Hey, It looks straight, and sounds like a solid cub. I tend to agree with you on the yeller color, and the need to be red.
I never really warmed up to the yellow and white colors. That said, I painted up a Cadet original and it looks pretty sharp, so I suppose if it was all new and shinny it would not be bad.
Good luck with your project!

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Re: Back in the Cub business--kinda.

Postby Waif » Mon May 16, 2022 12:08 pm

I looked at a yeller colored one for sale once.
Didn't even consider color as an issue. But might have later if acquired.
I lean toward stock stuff and honestly earned patina , but yeah being used to red might have created a contention for me too.....
To each thier own.
Congrats on the Cub! Reads like a darned good one.

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Re: Back in the Cub business--kinda.

Postby Stanton » Mon May 16, 2022 6:52 pm

Congratulations on you and your dad finding him a Cub. Sounds like a good working tractor.

Let us know when it gets a new paint job.
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Re: Back in the Cub business--kinda.

Postby SamsFarm » Mon May 16, 2022 7:15 pm


I would like to have a 71 someday.

I hope your chains did not scratch it up! :)

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