1 Farmall Cub
The Cub's compact size and low price--about $545 when it was introduced in 1947--made it popular on small farms and as a second tractor. IH built more than 200,000 of the versatile 10-horsepower tractors during an 18-year production run.
This 1949 Cub sat near the swamp edge on my dad's farm from the late 1950s until the '70s, when my grandpa quit farming with horses and he and my dad got the old tractor running. Grandpa used it on his farm until the early '80s, when he moved to town.
In 1990 the Cub was sandblasted and repainted, making it look almost as good as new again. My dad still uses it with an attached mower to cut hay every summer on his small hobby farm. Many people have asked if this cute little tractor is for sale, but Dad says he's going to leave it to his youngest grandson.
JUDY VOGTLIN ONAMIA, MINNESOTA