Spotlight on Dave (CKCowboy) Rawson

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Spotlight on Dave (CKCowboy) Rawson

Postby Cecil » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:00 pm

Name? Dave (CKCowboy) Rawson
Age? 62
State/Province of residence? British Columbia
Marital Status? Married
-- How many years? 40+
-- Wife's name? Sandy
-- Boys/Girls 2 Girls
-- Ages? Plenty fine, you know how ladies are with there age.
Grand Children? Yes
-- Boys/Girls 3 Boys, 1 Girl
-- Ages? 2 - 10, 2 - 13
Great Grand Children? Not for while.
-- Boys/Girls?
-- Ages?
Do you have any pets 1 cat is all we have left.
-- Names, Jack
Line of work, Heavy Equipment operator/ Truck driver
Retired or working? Semi retired, working when and if I want to.
Degree's/Licenses/Certificates? School of hard knocks.

Tractors and models owned? 1956 Cub LoBoy
-- Any other type of farm equipment? L-22 Mower, 54A Grader blade, Fast Hitch
-- Combines?
-- Trailers? several
-- Hay balers?
-- etc... Forklift, sure saves my back! A couple of lawn tractors.
Are your tractors used for show or working? Work Tractor
How much Land do you work (Acres) 6
What was your first tractor experience (does not have to be a Farmall or Cub)? As a kid worked summers on farms and ranches. Spent lots of time on a tractor doing different chores. I think the first tractor that I drove was a Case, belonged to my uncle.
What is your Cub's primary work? Snow plowing & mowing, moving stuff around the place.
What is the favorite Cub of all which you have owned and why? Only have the one, first and only, for 18 years.
What first sparked your interest in owning a Cub? Size and how it worked. The first winter our oldest daughter dubbed our driveway (the driveway from h---) so got the cub for snow plowing.
What task/use of your Cub provides the most enjoyable seat time? Any time on the seat.
Favorite thing you like about Cub's and Cadets? Very reliable, easy to work on.
Describe your most satisfying or frustrating experience working on your own or someone else's Cub? Split my cub this past year to replace the clutch, when all was said and done, new spark plugs, plug wires, rebuilt distributor, new governor spring, replaced both rear wheels and inner tubes and did a bunch of electrical wiring up grades. When I went to start the little girl, she sparked to life with renewed vim and vigor. Amazing what a few parts and time can do for 50+ year old tractor. Very satisfying.
Do you host or participate in CubFests, Cubarama, Mini-CubFests? How so? Not yet, haven’t seen any that are close to us. Maybe in the future.

What other hobbies do you enjoy? Woodwork and Woodturning, Metal work, Mechanics, Gold Panning, Camping and just learning.
Do you hunt or fish, yes
-- What is your favorite game? Mule Deer, Upland game birds.
What is your favorite Sport? Hockey
-- Do you have a favorite Sports team? Vancouver Canucks
Favorite Book?
Favorite Movie?
Favorite Actor/Actress?
Magazine(s) you subscribe to?
Favorite outdoor activity? Anything especially with our grandkids
Do you maintain a garden? Sandy does, I till it and eat the produce and she does the planting and maintaining. “She calls it the garden of weeden.”
-- How large? 30’x 40’
-- What vegetables to you grow? The usualDo you maintain a personal orchard?
-- Type of fruit grown?
What is your favorite Quote or saying? Necessity is the Mother of invention.
Do you have any immediate goals in your life? Enjoy life to fullest every day.

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Re: Spotlight on Dave (CKCowboy) Rawson

Postby cubguy's dad » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:49 pm


Thanks for sharing

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Re: Spotlight on Dave (CKCowboy) Rawson

Postby Bill Hudson » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:56 pm


Thanks for sharing your bio.


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Re: Spotlight on Dave (CKCowboy) Rawson

Postby redfin » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:49 pm

Thaniks for the bio Dave . Nice to have you here

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Re: Spotlight on Dave (CKCowboy) Rawson

Postby VinceD » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:13 pm

Thanks, Dave, for sharing a very interesting bio. I'm pleased to know you better. Enjoy those grandkids. :D :D
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Re: Spotlight on Dave (CKCowboy) Rawson

Postby John(videodoc) » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:02 pm

Good to know you.

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Re: Spotlight on Dave (CKCowboy) Rawson

Postby CKCowboy » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:54 am

Thanks everyone, this is a great group.
To soon old to late smart!

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