Old tractor at Lem Hill near Far Forest
This old tractor doesn't appear to go at the mo. But what an eyecatching old trooper - a McCormick Farmall Cub, a small but versatile and redoubtable machine. It dates from some time between the late 1940's and the mid 1960's and has sat here for some time at a guess.
The Cub was aimed at the needs of the small-acreage farmer or smallholder - farms of 40 crop acres or less or as a back-up machine on larger farms that needed an extra tractor. It took seven or eight implements including a plough, disc, backblade, sickle-bar mower, belly-mower or a one-armed front-end loader for starters. The Cub was off-set to the left with the driver and steering wheel on the right and known as "CultiVision" in reference to the ability of the driver to have a perfect view of a belly-mounted cultivator.
The Farmall Cub was one of the most popular small-chore tractors ever made and sold in the US and UK in huge numbers and with a production run lasting 20 years over 200,000 were built between 1947 and 1964.
Even today the Cub is extremely popular and fondly recalled and has a ready supply of new after-market replacement parts. Today one of the most popular uses is mowing large lawns or golf courses with a belly mower attached. Also popular with collectors many Farmall Cubs restored and madre 'parade-ready' for shows.
This one may be snapped up for £500 or so. Who knows....