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Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby radioguy41 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:02 pm

I bought this Cub Lo-Boy today with the idea that I will mount the L54 blade on it that I already have and use it strictly for snow plowing. It runs and drives great but does have a few issues. Probably one of the first thing I'll do is remove and sell the Fast-Hitch but that's for another day. There is one puzzle though. Clearly it's a square nose but if I'm understanding the serial number sequence for the Lo-Boys the ser # 10335J dates it as a 1958 model which means it should be round nosed? If it stops raining tomorrow I'll scrape the engine block and see what that serial # reads. Are the Lo-Boy Serial plate and engine serial numbers relatively close like the FCub's are?

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:09 pm

Lo-Boys started in 1955 with serial number 501, the engine numbers continued on from standard Cub and power unit production. So, the serial number/engine number difference for Lo-Boys is even greater than for Cubs.
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby radioguy41 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:40 pm

OK, good to know. So if I compare the engine serial number to the standard Cub serial numbers I should be able to ballpark the year? Assuming it's the original engine I guess.
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:46 pm

Yup that’s a ‘58! Someone swapped out the hood, lamps, and grille. It should have pancake lamps. The grille is round but a toss up between two, the 9 bar for the first half of production and a 4 bar somewhere into the second half. It’ll be your call if you want to make it “correct”.
Looks good the way it is if you ask me.
Hey, when and if you decide to sell that fast hitch give me heads up. If I’m feeling rich ( :lol: ) at that particular moment I might jump on it. :hattip:
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby willys55 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:54 pm

that's a real nice find there Radioguy41. I'm looking for one myself, just being patience.
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Peter Person » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:04 pm

Curious on the fast hitch which pull bar do you have?
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May help someone decide if they're interested in it. Is there a pulley mounted to the PTO?

Nice looking Loboy. :)

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Glen » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:12 pm

Hi,
You could look at the casting codes on the LoBoy, and see what year they say.
Someone might have replaced the casting the serial number plate is on, from freezing coolant, or other reason.
Below is info from TM Tractor showing where they are. The 1st one, on the clutch housing is partly behind the clutch pedal. It is not the numbers and letters in plain sight.
1958 is D, like it shows in the info. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/id/castdate_loc.htm

http://www.tmtractor.com/id/id_004.htm

That is the model on the plate in your pic above, it is not a Farmall Cub.

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:10 pm

That is a very late '58 (September) serial number. The original hood would be round style, with a 4 bar grill, and round head lights similar to yours. The engine number would be near 224155. If the engine number is way off or you have date codes other than "D" it would suggest some part replacements or a non-original serial plate.

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Lt.Mike » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:14 am

Ok I just connected the posts. :roll:
So you bought the one with the questionable axle, with that relocated right light did this tractor have a loader at one time?
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:30 am

The guy I bought it from said he had no idea why that headlight is up in the air.

The casting code is 9-7-D so that apparently tallies with the serial number as a 1958 model. It turns out the grill assembly was yellow originally so it appears someone changed the hood and grille at some point in the past. If I can come across the correct parts cheap enough I think I'd like to change it back, especially considering someone hacked the hood so the side above the generator hinges upward and has a piece of angle iron fastend to hold it down.

Ah, the sun just showed up and I scrapped the engine serial number. It's 224233. So it certainly appears to be a 58 with the wrong hood and grille.

Here's something interesting I noticed, this quirky ignition coil.

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:33 am

That is an original style coil. Probably never been changed since the tractor was new.
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Willy » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:45 am

It's been a long time since I've seen a coil like that.

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:52 am

OK, I gotta take a closer look at the electrics on this one. If that's an original coil then it's 6 volt except there's a 12v battery in it and when it's running the generator shows a charge on the ammeter. Hmm.
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Willy » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:06 am

If it's originally 6 volt, then it's probably a 12v conversion. Hopefully who ever did it knew what he was doing. The jury is still out on whether the guy that did mine had a clue.

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:53 am

Steiner, and probably others, carry a repro version of that coil in both 6 and 12 volt. Yours looks too old to be one of those, though. Hence my guess as to it's originality.
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