1955 Farmall Cub with Model 54-A Blade
Sep 20, 2012
Iowan Don Rimathe is ready and waiting for winter with this little-but-mighty outfit in his driveway, as a big rig does its plowing on the nearby highway. The Farmall Cub first appeared in 1947, designed for small commercial farms, but it quickly became popular as a maintenance tractor for acreages, and a big-boy toy for hobby farmers. It featured a 4-cylinder L-head engine, the IH C-60 (C for carburetor, 60 for engine size—59.5 cid.), testing 6.75 drawbar hp at 1,600 RPM. Don’s is a later version, restested in 1956 at 1,800 RPM giving 7.86 drawbar hp. Blade’s perfect for plowing snow, smoothing driveways. Blade can alos be mid-mounted to make little road grader.
Owner: Don Rimathe
The Cub now belongs to grandkids Kelsey and Carter Top, who have fun in Don’s building full of Farmalls from the ‘50s, Models 200, 300 and 400 and bigger brothers to the loveable Cub.
This tractor is featured for the month of January in the 2012 Classic Farm Tractors Calendar. A companion DVD is also available which runs 80 minutes and features all the tractor and their owners. To order the calendar and/or DVD, call 800-888-8979 or go to www.classictractors.com