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Old 06-18-2017, 11:09 PM
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I joined this forum because I have been attempting to disassemble a Model 1 tiller and I found some good information regarding that here. The tiller was purchased new along with the top of the line 147, mower and trailer in, I believe 1972. We really didn't know much about garden tractors but we liked the cub with the hydrostatic drive so we bought it. Also there was a dealer in town that could service it, if need be. I was a young teenager at the time, and being a city boy I learned a lot working with it. We used the tractor on a ranch we part owned in northeastern California. It quickly endeared itself to our family. I remember my dad commenting on how surprisingly rugged it was. My mom just thought it was cute. After my parents bought their own place around Red Bluff CA in the later 70's the cub was moved there and was used to till a quite large garden my mother grew. They lived there about 10 years until my dad's passing. Mom moved back to the Bay Area to be close to my sister and her children and I took the cub (and all the attachments) to Oregon where I lived at the time. I then moved to FL and the cub (and all the attachments) came with with me. I now live in TX and the cub is here (and all the attachments). OK, I sold the Brinly tool bar and middle busters a few years back to a local cub collector.
In FL at one location I lived the cub did have to be outside. The FL climate is brutal on metal. It is in retirement now but still runs fairly well and is safely ensconced in my garage.

OK, back to the tiller. In the course of usage in Red Bluff somehow it ended up seizing at speed. So after all these years and lugging it from state to state I decided to take it apart to see if it was at least salvageable. I must confess if it wasn't, I was going go scrap it. That was before I realized there is such interest in IH cubs. I had no idea, but I like it. Well, I'll cover the tiller project in another thread. I still need some guidance on that. My apologies for such a long post.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:50 AM
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A warm welcome to OCC, nice story/history.
You will fit in well here.
Good to see you appreciating not only older things, but something from your folks.
I'm sure every time you use it, you will be transferred back to younger times with them, and when America made things to last.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:56 AM
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Great Story!! THanks for sharing!

Keep us posted on your project! I'm sure the tiller is worth saving!

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Love that story! Welcome to OCC!

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Old 06-19-2017, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by ol'George View Post
A warm welcome to OCC, nice story/history.
You will fit in well here.
Good to see you appreciating not only older things, but something from your folks.
I'm sure every time you use it, you will be transferred back to younger times with them, and when America made things to last.
Yes indeed. You hit the nail on the head.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:33 AM
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I like the story and the fact it came from your family and you have kept and want to get it back up to snuff. Lots to be learned here and just ask away! We can help.

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