The Farmall Cub or International Cub (or simply “Cub” as it is widely known) was the smallest tractor manufactured by International Harvester (IH) under either the McCormick-Deering, Farmall, or International names from 1947 through 1979 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The two major variations of the Cub were the “Standard Cub” and the “Lo-Boy Cub” (or Cub Lo-Boy). They are recognized by their distinctive IH Red or Federal Yellow color schemes. In the late 1950s, sales of the Farmall Cub shifted from agricultural purpose to industrial purpose. IH capitalized on the shift, and the standard color for the Cub Lo-Boy and Cub changed from the familiar IH Red to Federal Yellow in 1960, with IH Red as an option. In 1981, the last production run of Cubs were painted IH Red.

The Demonstrator White color was used in 1950 on Cubs between serial numbers 99356 to 106516. these White Demo cubs were used in the IH special demonstration program by dealers to highlight the abilities of the tractor. The tractors were painted white with red wheel centers. Dealers were expected to repaint these tractors back to IH Red before sale. However, some of these demonstrators were sold without being repainted.

The market of this little tractor was the small-acreage farmer, and it was designed by Farmall engineers in the years following World War II to replace a horse or mule for farming purposes. The tractor was offset to the left, while the driver’s seat and steering wheel were on the right. This concept was called “CultiVision”, resulting in a clear view while working the fields.


We will be fixing the clutch and giving this tractor a new paint job.

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Working on tearing down this tractor to get it cleaned up and ready for paint.

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Getting a small portion of the parts ready for paint.

Making headway on getting the parts painted.

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The rims have been painted and reassembled.


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