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Posted April 17, 2013 - 08:03 PM

Hello,

My son is working on his Tiger Cub Circus 123. 

When my son purchased this 123, he wanted to replicate it as the Tiger.

We have found very little information about it.

It would be nice if someone here has done a similar one so we can get tips on how to about doing it.

Has anyone ever done this type of project before?

 

Does anyone know if there are any original Tiger Cubs out there or how many were made?

 

I'm not an artist and I don't claim to be one either.  This is best I can do.

Thanks for any information.

DB1

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 08:44 PM

Heres , all I have .

 

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Posted April 18, 2013 - 05:21 AM

That's pretty cool. I have never seen that CC before. Was this a factory paint job or a custom made version?



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Posted April 18, 2013 - 06:19 AM

That's pretty cool. I have never seen that CC before. Was this a factory paint job or a custom made version?

 

I'm curious, too.  Must be a part of IH history I'm unfamiliar with.

 

History lesson is in order!

 

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Posted April 18, 2013 - 08:43 AM

Ok , I think it was some sort of promotional ad for how rugged Cub cadet was .

Theres a short history and more pictures of circus cubs at the bottom of page 3 on , Wisconsin Historical society site  .

When you click on a picture a short history pops up .

 

 

http://www.wisconsin...ic&sort_by=date

 

 

Theres 5 pages of interesting old pictures and history of cub cadets.


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 09:24 AM

Thanks the pictures and the link.  I can see that I need to go back to the drawing board. Boy, was mine a rough first draft.  I didn't have much to go on.  But, I wanted to give you guys an idea of what I was talking about.

 

I have only seen a lion cub done up with the mane.  It was really cute, too.  They had it made into a puller.

 

"If I don't do that tiger justice, it will be growling at me forever mower.  ;)"


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 10:07 AM

I believe they had a Tiger , Leopard , and Lion cub.  They may have had more , I'm not sure .

The two color pictures I posted are close reproductions that cub enthuiasts have done for shows . They are not exact but are real close to the original one in the black and white photos .


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 10:59 AM

That's really a nice bit of history and a look back to a simpler time when kids would be overjoyed to see something like that.


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 12:45 PM

Hi Guys,

My son and I looked at the first posting and had to laugh at it.  My goodness!

My art teacher must have wanted to pull her hair out!

With a much better idea of what I'm up against; I was able to do this tiger much more justice.

This is my second try.  Much better;  if, I do say so myself.

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Posted April 18, 2013 - 03:40 PM

That looks a lot better!



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Posted April 18, 2013 - 05:58 PM

There's a brief writeup and picture of a restored Kitty Kat in the book Garden Tractors by Oscar H Will III. Pretty neat looking tractor!


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 11:07 PM

:good_job:  on the redo....

You are an artist and didn't know it... :thumbs:

 Keep us updated on this project because i will be :watching_you:


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 11:27 PM

These were actually used to show everyone how rugged and reliable the Hydro Cubs were. IH introduced them at the Farm Progress show and then went to a lot of the state fairs around the country.


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Posted April 22, 2013 - 01:15 PM

Found this on Wiki.

During this production run, in 1966, International produced the Cub Cadet model 123. The model 123 was the same as the model 122, except the three speed gear driven transmission was replaced by a shaft driven hydrostatic transmission-making it the world's first hydrostatic-drive garden tractor. The hydrostatic transmission allowed the operator to have complete control over their speed eliminating the requirement to clutch and choose gears. Because International thought people would be skeptical of the reliability of a hydrostatic transmission, they painted a few 123s as tigers and put them in circus acts in which operators would perform tricks on them jamming it in reverse and forward to prove the durability of the new transmission.
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Posted April 22, 2013 - 03:07 PM

Thanks for the history lessons on the Circus Cubs.

This is my son's project.

The cover plate was made from an old side off of a metal desk.

It was just the right thickness.

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