SO7274 : Old tractor at Lem Hill near Far Forest

taken 6 years ago, near to Lem Hill, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Old tractor at Lem Hill near Far Forest
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....
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 26 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7236 7482 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:22.2433N 2:24.4437W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7236 7484
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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