In all my years of dealing with Farmall Cubs, I have never seen/heard of
a propane model. I would love to see a picture. What you describe are
not necessarily "early" Cubs - the IH Farmall Cub was offered from 1947
until 1989 with virtually no changes, aside from the sheet metal
hood/tank - they are all offset ("Culitivision") machines. The Farmall
Cub is, in many ways, a 3/4 scaled down version of the Farmall A. Those
were offered in propane versions.
As far as the Farmall Cub Lo-boys (not the numbered LoBoy), IH didn't
turn the gears upside down. They rotated the rear drive assemblies 90°,
which brought them lower down and a little farther forward. This made
the seating a little bit tighter.
You can see some of this when you look at images of some of my Cubs at
The numbered International LoBoy (which are generally the subject matter
of this group), while sharing the engine and drive train with the
Farmall Cub, has almost nothing else in common with them.
On 7/1/2011 2:33 AM, Ronald Myers wrote:
> Hi Group
> My neighbor has two of the early Cubs with the ofset steering and seat.
> One is gas and the other is propane. I've seen versions of them called
> LoBoys where they turn the reduction gear on the rear upside down and
> use shorter spindels on the front in his IH manuals. I also have an IH
> 606 Diesel that I use often.
> TTUL, Ron in CA