Equal time

I posted about a Ford 8N the other day and felt the need to be even-handed in my treatment of antique farm tractors. Below is an image of a Farmall Cub. It’s serial number (26878) tells me that it was manufactured in 1948 – in the second year of production; the Cub was manufactured between 1947 and 1964 with a run of more than 200,000. This machine (rated at just over 9 horsepower) was a tractor for a small farm. Unusually, the Cub was off-set with the driver and steering on the right (and engine to the left). This architecture was called cultivision because it allowed the operator a good view of a belly mount cultivator. [A cultivator is a toothed implement drawn between the planted crop – this action is one mechanical mechanism of weed control.] In its first year of production the Cub sold for just over $500.

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