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M&N Farms
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Postby M&N Farms » Wed Sep 07, 2022 11:08 am

I am new to the group and trying to learn my away around my new cub I just acquired this past weekend. Thanks for allowing me to join the group. I have a lot of questions.

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Zip Code: 36558
Tractors Owned: Cubs: (2)'49's, (1 is for parts), (1)'57 IH Cub LoBoy w/FH, (2)154 Number Series Loboys, (1 is for parts), '76 Longstripe w/FH, Mowers: C-22, Bush Hog 412, Pennington 59, Woods RM42CF, Woods 42, assorted FCub plows, planters, discs, etc. OTHERS: '49 AC B & Ind. Sickle mower, '61 AC D12 Ser 2, '52 8N, '56 Ferguson 35 Deluxe, '47 & '49 Avery V, '53 MM BG (offset), '51 JD M (regular), '56 JD 420C, with Blade and fire plow, '85 JD 850 (Yanmar) w/72" belly mower, '76? Yanmar 2TR15 1500 & Bush Hog SQ42S-2 mower, '78? FORD Dexta, '86 FORD LGT14D & 48" Mower, (3)Cub Cadets & Mowers (MTD), (4) Sears Surburban's, other MTD mowers, Jeeps & other misc. "treasures"
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: AL (Southwest)

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Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Sep 07, 2022 3:31 pm

Welcome to the forum. Plenty of information and lots of forum members willing to share their knowledge so fire away!! You can look up the model/year/type in the list of Cub Info at the top of this page. Now that you have two posts you can access/download the info from the manuals at the Quick links tab at the top left corner of this page.
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Posts: 5717
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:33 pm
Zip Code: 00000
Tractors Owned: 1956 Farmall Cub with Fast Hitch, F-11 plow, Disc, Cultivator, Cub-22 mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Wa.

Re: New to the group

Postby Glen » Wed Sep 07, 2022 4:55 pm

The Cub owner's manual can help you learn about maintenance that the Cub needs.

You didn't say the year of your Cub, there are different years of owner's and operator's manuals on here.
You can find the year of the Cub by using its serial number, and looking in the serial number list at the top of the page at Cub Info.

Below is one manual, use a newer manual if your Cub is newer or older.

Below is the 1950 Cub owner'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. ... index.html

It shows the electrical system that a 1950 Cub originally had, up to Cub serial number 115403, which was made during 1950.
IH changed the electrical system then some.
The Battery Ignition unit, and voltage regulator came out then.
If your Cub is newer than 115403, info for the electrical system is in the 1952 and 1955 operator's manuals.
Cubs made before mid 1964 originally had 6 volt, positive ground electrical systems.
Page 2 in the manual shows where the serial number is.
There is an engine serial number, it is different, after the first Cubs in 1947.

They have said on here that IH didn't make a new owner's manual every year.

The Touch Control uses Case IH Hy-Tran fluid. It is sold at Case IH dealers.
There are other brands, be sure it works with IH hydraulic systems before buying one.
The manual tells how to check and change the Touch Control fluid, and remove the air from the system.
Be sure to check the fluid with the arms in the rear, or down position, the manual says.

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.

The air cleaner is an oil bath air cleaner. Dirt that is sucked in settles to the bottom of the oil cup. It should have clean, light motor oil in the oil cup to work right.

Other manuals can be found at the top of the page at Quick links, then go to PDF Manuals,
or at Cub Info, then go to Rudi's Manuals.

There is a search box at the top of the page, to the right of the Farmall Cub, you can find info in posts that have been made. :)

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Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:43 pm
Zip Code: 38401
Tractors Owned: 1947 Cub ( Err Err )
I could not say tractor when I was 2 years old so I called it Err Err.

I loved this tractor then and I still love it now.
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Columbia, Tennessee

Re: New to the group

Postby Pap » Wed Sep 07, 2022 9:54 pm

Welcome to the forum M&N.
You can learn a lot here.
Just ask away if you can't find the info you are looking for.
Just Enjoy Your Ride.
Are We Having Fun Yet ? :D
'47 cub ( Err Err )

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Tractors Owned: Cubs, MH Pony, Shaw, Allis G, 1934 Silver King, JD LA and LI, Gibson D, David Bradley Tri-Trac
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: CO, Longmont

Re: New to the group

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Sep 07, 2022 10:01 pm

Welcome to the forum. Let us know if we can be of any help.
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we need to think differently."
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Mike in Louisiana
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Zip Code: 71023
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: LA, Doyline

Re: New to the group

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:14 am

Welcome to the forum.
1975 cub (LouAnn) serial # 245946, 1941 John Deere Model H

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and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers

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