I have been wanting a bigger tractor than my little garden tractors, and I wanted a John Deere two cylinder, but the ones I found were either narrow fronts or way to overpriced for my budget. I always like the Cubs, especially the standard red ones, so I have been on the hunt for one the last few weeks. After looking and test driving a few, I came back to this one. It's a 1947, the first year of the Cub. It was owned by an elderly couple, who I just like immensely when I first met them on Memorial Day.
He had this Cub and a Farmall M that he took to shows and parades. Him and his wife would ride in the M while it pulled the Cub. Unfortunately their health isn't the greatest, he's going deaf and she is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. He kept up the maintenance on both tractors, and kept them in very good condition. I know I was influenced by them when I bought their tractor, but you just know it's the right thing to do in situations like this. I had another Cub on my list that was just as good as this one, and it had some things on it that this one don't. But, I just feel honored to buy this one.
I already have front wheel weights for it, and I will be contacting JP Tractor Salvage in Fredricktown, Missouri for a set of rear wheel weights, and also seeing what implements they may have for it.