Farmall Cub-Still a Good Small Farm Tractor?

Little Red Tractor

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Gloversville NY
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Cub Cadet 6284
The Cub is a tough durable machine. It’s perfect if you have a lot of time to work with it, and don’t have any other hobbies, obligations, or passions. If not, get a modern tractor that is more powerful, with available sources of good attachments, as well as service and repair parts.
It’s your choice.
My problem with running a Cub was that I always had to tinker for 20 minutes before I could do anything with it. I still miss it, though. IH small tractors were a part of my heritage.
 
  
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Ledgemere Farm

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Limerick, Maine
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A bunch
My problem with running a Cub was that I always had to tinker for 20 minutes before I could do anything with it. I still miss it, though. IH small tractors were a part of my heritage.
My old Farmalls usually run fine, sometimes they don’t, but I’m retired and I keep them in top shape. It is definitely frustrating to have to mess with something every time you need it or want it. I agree with you 100%. Old tractors are, well, old. 👍
 

California

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Sonoma County
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Yanmar YM240, and now just one YM186D
Guests look at my early-80's Yanmars (sig photo below) and note they both show neglect by prior owners.

My reply?

Yeah I was better looking 40 years ago too!
 

ultrarunner

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SF Bay Area-Ca Olympia WA Salzburg Austria
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Cat D3, Deere 110 TLB, Kubota BX23 and L3800 and RTV900 with restored 1948 Deere M, 1949 Farmall Cub, 1953 Ford Jubliee and 1957 Ford 740 Row Crop, Craftsman Mower, Deere 350C Dozer 50 assorted vehicles from 1905 to 2006
Every year the cub is dusted off for Christmas duty at the farm...

Amazing how it can hibernate in the barn for 11 months, add some fresh gas and a few pulls of the crank and it springs to life...

It's the show piece of the Christmas Season and very photogenic.
 

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