Nice! Looks fun. Assuming she's going to be a user, kept as-is, and not just a show piece?
Where'd those trailer wheels come from?
Haven't seen hubcaps on a trailer since we sold my grandfather's old pickup bed trailer ca.1990. Wish I had kept that little thing now, it must've been 1930's vintage, judging from my memory of its fenders and bed rails.
Not sure where those trailer wheels came from. It belongs to a friend who I met thru his father. His dad was the head mechanic at the local IH dealer, for many years. He and his father always serviced my old cub. He let me borrow his trailer to pick this one up, drop it off at his place, and bring it home after he finished going thru it.
This cub is going to be a user. As I mentioned above, the only thing I really missed about my old one, was not having it around for light snow plowing. This one came with a snow plow that still looks like new.
I’m also going to use it a little, over on my parents farm, which is about 20 miles away. I use to have a larger trailer, for hauling my other tractors, but I sold that about 15 years ago. 20 miles is a little too far, for driving the tractors, down the road.
The cub is just small enough to fit in the bed of my pickup, so no trailer will be needed to get it back and forth over there. There is a little 6 ft pull-type disk over there, just right for the cub, and I’m also going to leave a 7 ft cultipacker over there.
This cub did not come with a drawbar, so I just ordered one of those from e-bay. I’ll probably use it a little around home in the spring summer and fall for pulling trailers and other stuff around, in addition to the winter snow plowing.
I’ve never been “color blind”, when it comes to tractors, but it’s kind of nice to have the American “big three” around here again. A 1951 Ford 8n (which I still have and use on occasion) was my first tractor, and a 1949 John Deere M (which my dad still has but no longer uses), was the first tractor on our farm, bought new to replace a team of horses.
My first “new” tractor was a 2005, John Deere 4120, which I still have. It handles most of the work around here and has been very dependable, but it does not start very easily when it’s real cold out. Hopefully, this “new” old cub will be better in that regard.