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Hi,
Soundguy wanted me to get us started talking about this Jubilee that Cheryl and I just got for our very mini farm.
I just happen to be on the wrong computer in the house to post pictures but have a bunch and they will be coming in next few posts. Story goes like this;
Once upon a time I fell in love with the Ford Jubilee this was about 1960. I was about 5 or 6 and the tractor was my Great Uncle Bailey Stump's who lived south of Conneaut Ohio about 10 miles on Rt 7. We would visit Bailey and I was allowed to play very carefully with the scale model of the real tractor. (The Jubilee that he had is now owned by his niece's family just a few miles north.)
Fast forward to last year. Cheryl comes home and says there's is a tractor between our place and Erie for sale. Next time we are driving that way I see it and we stop, and here is this nice looking Jubilee. I must have stopped and drooled on it 20 times last spring and summer. The owner and I just could not come to terms. So winter came and I let it go. The owner sold the place and I assumed the Jubilee was long gone.
I spent last year restoring a Cub Cadet (another story if you want to hear it). While that was going on a neighbor stopped and said he had a Jubilee he wanted to trade for the Cub I was working on. I had so much time and effort into the Cub I did not really want to part with it yet . But the second Jubilee was very interesting but needed cosmetics.
A month and a half ago while looking through my wallet I find the number of the guy that had the first Jubilee. I give him a call and find he still has it and a 951 brush hog. He said he had really wanted me to have his tractor. He came down on his price to what I thought was reasonable and we struck a deal. I went and picked it up several weeks ago, attached the brush hog and drove it home about 10 miles. It purred like a kitten and I was like a kid n a candy store.
The tractor needs some work but general is in pretty good shape. The PO was very fussy and had put some money into getting it into good shape. At this point I am very happy with the tractor. I have hauled about 4 cord of wood with it and had fun driving it around the yard, and up and down the road.
Sorry for being long winded. You will find that I have that problem.
Regards,
Chris

Pictures coming soon. Willing to learn.
BTW the second Jubilee is setting about 200 feet from me in another neighbors garage. Hummmm can a person have two of these on four acres:)
 
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That is a very neat story. Only two on four acres :shock: , I would have more then two :) Once you buy one, you won't stop at two :).
Can't wait to see the pics.
 

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can't wait for the pics myself. love to hear and see more.

glad to have you here.

bunch of great people on this forum..
 

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Glad you got the model tractor you've dreamed about for so long. :D
Nothing wrong with having more than one tractor on a small property.
Derrick has a dozen or so different tractors on about three acres. :eek: :? :lol: :oops:
There was an immaculately restored Golden Jubilee at Caseman's show this weekend.
I'll get photos up in a post as I get through them. Looking forward to seeing yours. ;)
 

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Guys I will try to get some pictures here have not posted them to this site yet so be patient. After getting strated and previewing looks like I can do this:)
Comments questions suggestions always welcome! I am here to learn! And I do /will have lots of questions.
Looking forward to the shots of the restored Jubilee. Mine is not show quality but is a OK forty footer.
That Jubilee setting close by is really getting to me I like the hunt and this is within reach. Would just need to sacrifice a Cub 147 for it.
Give me your thoughts! Here is some pictures of the Cub too! Opps that will be in next post later! 3 is the limit
Gotta Go
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Chris
 

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Wow! That is beautiful.....congrats on owning that beauty :D Dave is right too! I have 10 farm tractors 2 vintage lawn tractors and 1 active lawn tractor on 3 acres and just ask me.... I have PLENTY of room :D :lol:
 
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Excellant story and beautiful tractor. Glad to have ya here Chris.
We had 3 tractors on a half acre. Just bought 10 acres and I'm afraid I might get into some trouble if I follow the formula I had at the last place.
 

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That's a Great Jub! Congras on your new tractor. The rear rims and center disc(early thousand series) are off a later style(no biggy). It also looks like there might be a live pto lever??? Or is that lever hook to the brake lock?
The lever is above the pto engaging lever.
As far as 2 tractors on 4 acres. I have over 20 tractors (not counting parts tractors) on 22 acres so the math is doable if you have an understanding wife.
 

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petra79 said:
Excellant story and beautiful tractor. Glad to have ya here Chris.
We had 3 tractors on a half acre. Just bought 10 acres and I'm afraid I might get into some trouble if I follow the formula I had at the last place.
Yea Ron but just think of it you won't be wasting time hunting for parts and fixing tractors when the wheels fall off. You can just hop on another tractor and get the job done and fix the other one at you leasure.

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Kirk-NJ said:
petra79 said:
Excellant story and beautiful tractor. Glad to have ya here Chris.
We had 3 tractors on a half acre. Just bought 10 acres and I'm afraid I might get into some trouble if I follow the formula I had at the last place.
Yea Ron but just think of it you won't be wasting time hunting for parts and fixing tractors when the wheels fall off. You can just hop on another tractor and get the job done and fix the other one at you leasure.

Kirk
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm - - let me run that by my wife. If ya don't hear from me for awhile - - - - - well you know :lol: :lol:
 

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Folks,
Thanks for the comments and information!
Kirk,
Thanks for the heads up on the rims. shows how much I don't know about these tractors. I thought there might be something about those rims but just had not done the research yet. Will that detract and or lower the value of the tractor?
Also yes you are correct it has the live power clutch option near the left side of the set. That option worked very nice last night as I was brushing thick grass and brush about 8 feet high and needed to slow the tractor as it chewed thru that material.
Noticed that the casting where the top link hooks in has been broken off and only has the lowest hole remaining. Can you still find these?
Hoping I don't fill up the three + acres with tractors:)
 

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Here are the pictures of the Cub that is potential trading material for another Jubilee that is next door to me. I have a lot in this Cub and want to show it for at least one or two events. Yea its supposed to be yellow, but I like international RED. Just the Cub and Mower deck would go. This was my 2011 project tractor. It was bad and all the implements were rough too. That's for another thread.
Comments on trading are welcome.
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Chris
 
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Never seen or even knew there was a Live PTO option on the older tractors. Pretty neat. Was that factory or after market??
 

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Ron, The live pto was a sherman add on. Last NAA I seen one on the owner had a price tag of $1500 higher bacause they are rare, Don't really know what they're worth but I've only run across the one and I wasn't in the market at his price.

The disc/rims will not devalue the tractor. Most poeple don't even know they're not stock anyway. Three holes were used to mount wheel weights on the early thousand series.' Still a very nice tractor.

Any more implements for the cub and you are going to need some more handtrucks. Very nice cadet.

Kirk
 
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