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What Kind Of Cub Is This?
At this year’s Florida Flywheelers Club show in Avon Park, Fla., a tractor that had been literally sawed in half was the main attraction. The tractor was a very rare Cub Cutaway that was originally used by International Harvester as an educational tool.
  The Cutaway Cub was donated to the Club. “We think IH made seven of these. They were supposed to be destroyed. I know there’s at least one more besides this,” says club president Charles Stevenson.
  The documented history of this particular Cutaway Cub begins in 1969 with Lawrance N. Shaw, a retired ag engineering professor at the University of Florida. “I think it was given to the University by IH in the early 1950’s. At the school, it was used to teach how tractors worked,” says Dr. Shaw. “An electric motor on the tractor ran all the components so you could see how everything worked. We were fortunate to have it.”
  A former student of Dr. Shaw’s saved the Cub from destruction when the school tossed it out.
  To see the Cutaway Cub, check out the shows held at the Florida Flywheelers. The Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club is a non-profit organization founded in 1972 to promote interest in restoring, preserving and exhibiting antique internal combustion engines, steam engines, antique tractors and autos and other labor saving devices. For more information log onto the website at www.floridaflywheelers.org.
  Also, if you have information about the history of the Cutaway Cub, please email Charles Stevens at cstevenson14@cfl.rr.com.

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2012 - Volume #36, Issue #4