I made up the three point carrier for loading the Cub, this system came into being after hearing of one of your Cub's in the US jamming into gear whilst loading or unloading on steep truck ramps, so I decided to create a system where the tractor can remain level whilst being loaded or unloaded, this can be done with either the front or rear three point on the modern tractor, good visibility when using the front linkage.
Last November when the Ex Dome Valley now in Germany Cub visited the Newark tractor show, it also did the very same thing and jammed into gear, they had to remove the top cover at the show to get the tractor to move, very dangerous on a steep ramp.
I only use this method of transport for my "heavy weight's", here in UK.
We can only tow trailers with a gross weight of 3.5 tons behind our trucks and 4 wheel drive vehicles on a normal car driving license, so with the trailer weighing approx 1 ton it gives us a maximum weight of tractor at 2.5 tons. Anything over this weight you are into a different category of requiring a "Heavy Goods Drivers License" to drive a lorry or truck in varying weight categories, then the cost of running these just for a handfull of shows each year does not justify the cost.
The longest distance I have travelled with this set up is 90 miles to Norfolk, our local Carrington Rally is just 15 miles from home and often do up to 75 miles to other events, with the modern M-F tractors having the great Dyna 6 50KPH or 31MPH gearbox, running at a constant speed it does not take long and a pleasure to do in a comfortable tractor with full suspension, just like the Cub 100 years ago, nothing new I keep telling our M-F dealer!!!
Many thanks for the photo's of Woolpit, I get invited there regularly as they are keen on the Veteran tractors, but with being just a weekend away from our show I am always busy and very tired too, putting things back in the shed and also getting ready for going to Newby Hall this next weekend. Post more photo's if you have any please Alan, the Seeley Brothers do a tremendous job at that event.
You know the claim to fame "The Sun Never Sets on M-H" well it's still true today, all these years on and we see and hear the legacy of M-H in all corners of the globe, they were a remarkable Company well ahead of their time and competitors.
Looking forward to your Massey Days photographs, I have already heard of two very nice tractors on their travels to Missouri, so please take your camera with you.
Well spotted, I can see you are watching us over here with a very sharp eye, I have known that tractor since the 1970's, it was part of a large private Museum collection in South Wales, eventually sold up a over two dispersal sales in the last 5 years or so, this tractor then came East and is owned by Gordon Carson and Brayn Beba who owns what you said was the oldest 12-20 known so far which I posted earlier.
Yes you are correct they are Challenger fenders which have been on the tractor all those years, all part of the "farmer modifactions" of the time, and actually they fit very well, from the front you don't notice it, just when you look from the rear, whenI posted the photo I wondered if anyone would pick it up.