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#1 SearsYellow OFFLINE  

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 10:27 AM

Recently I posted my Ford 601 on craigslist looking for a smaller tractor. A few days later a guy called me up and asked if I would be interested trading for a Farmall Cub. Having a no experience with cubs I headed across the county to check out what he had. Arriving at his house he had a 1949 Farmall Cub and this is when it all started. I feel in love with the little Tractors. After talking to him for a few hours (yes hours) we finally decided we couldn't come up with the agreement for a trade. I started searching for a Farmall and it took up about 80% of my day. Finally I got one yesterday. Its a 1952 Farmall Cub. It came with a 59 woods mower., 3-3 1/2 Bush hog., and parts to a sickle mower. It runs excellent and starts up easily. It runs with no smoke. I pulled a trailer with it last night to put it under a load and it didnt even stutter a step. I did take the top of the tranny last night and pumped out some (yes pumped) some stuff that looked like butterscotch pudding. I had to pump it out because it was to thick to come out of the drainage holes. I could hear the rear end roaring but nothing I havent heard before. I was told by another guy that some roaring was normal. Even though the gears were not rusty and look to be in great shape. I'm just afraid of what kind of hit the bearings took. I will post pics later. Sent from my Kindle Fire using Tapatalk 2
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Posted February 05, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Those Cubs are great.  I really like mine.  Can't wait to see the pictures.



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Posted February 05, 2013 - 10:45 AM

Sounds like a great find.Will be waiting for pictures.



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Posted February 05, 2013 - 10:49 AM

The butterscotch pudding is what the HY-Tran does with moisture. Keeps it suspended.


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 11:25 AM

You made a great purchase.  You'll love your Cub more as you play with it more. 

 

Do the hydraulics work well?  Does it have the single prong fast hitch on the back? 

 

Loud gears are a Farmall trademark.  Make sure you know the difference between whining and grinding.  Whining is normal for old transmissions.  Grinding CAN mean you have bearings that won't be happy in a couple hundred more hours. 

 

And Kenny is right: that pudding saved your transmission from more damage.   Do put in real HyTran or an equivalent, not a knockoff! 

 

 



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Posted February 05, 2013 - 03:31 PM

cant wait to see the tractor. I know a couple people that have them. And im looking for one for myself.



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Posted February 07, 2013 - 06:56 PM

Pica of the 52 Farmall

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 08:25 PM

Those Cubs are such sweet machines !  Good luck with it !



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Posted February 07, 2013 - 10:42 PM

Thanks for the pictures.  They bring back memories. I sold my 1948 Cub last spring.  Kinda missing it now.   Hope you enjoy yours.

Mine would "sing"  to me but she always ran good.   Rick



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Posted February 08, 2013 - 09:25 AM

Thanks for those great photographs.  Enjoy your new cub.



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Posted February 08, 2013 - 09:53 AM

Great little tractors and you have the wide front end too. You have a nice looking machine there and thanks for the photos.



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Posted February 17, 2013 - 12:04 AM

Got to love them Cubs. We love ours so much here that we bought a second one impulsively at an auction lol. We are trying to sell that one and plan to start showing/using the one we already had. The Farmall Cub is a good machine, and it is even better when you know the history of that tractor back to the day it was bought new by a family member, like our Cub was, and that just makes these old tractors even more special. Have fun with your Cub.

 

On a funny side note, if anyone wants to have fun starting a Cub that has electric start... use the hand crank, you may be surprised lol.


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Posted February 20, 2013 - 11:18 PM

Good lookin cub!

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Posted June 29, 2013 - 09:53 PM

Nice little Cub would like to get that Wood's C-59 Belly Mower for my 64 Model Cub! :pushmower:

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