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JoePoncelet - (1/28/2013 8:22:07 PM)
RE:M-H Tractors/Racine
John:

Nice picture of the Cub!! It must be an early sketch as it has the short frame with the front steering gear bolted to the front casting.  As far as I know there are only Eight and one half Cubs known to exist and possibly the half of a Cub may have been scraped with the high prices a couple years back.

It would be great to find out what the first serial number was of the Bear and Cub to be made at the Racine Plant as I believe they were making them both in Cleaveland, Ohio and Racine, Wis at the same time. I am thinking the bear that still esists (#203) was made in Racine, Wisconsin as the side cover on the engine has no mention of Cleaveland, Ohio but I could be wrong??

As far as I know there were Nine Bears made and Six Hundred Sixty Cubs made or at least that is what I was always told.

There had to have been some Cubs made in Cleaveland, Ohio as in the story of the 1000 mile run they just randomly took one off the lot and drove it to Freemont, Nebraska for the tractor tests.

Anyone else with more info don't be afraid to jump in here and educate us as I am always willing to learn more on this subject.

Here is a picture of the Bear Serial tag and a reproduction of the early square Cub tag with Cleaveland, O and Racine, Wis on the bottom, makeing me believe they were made in both places at the same time. Also the side cover on the Bear engine.

Joe