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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:07 pm

Peter Person wrote:Curious on the fast hitch which pull bar do you have?

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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Here's the hitch. Not visible is the crank adjustment mounted by the front of the right side fender. No pulley.

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Peter Person » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:35 pm

...so most likely not set up as a mowing tractor with the straight pull bar.

Decent shape. Battery and Tool Boxes. Tires look pretty good.

I had a '57 Loboy with a Fast Hitch for a short time. Couldn't justify having 2 tractors so I sold it. Came with the IH100 Fast Hitch Back Blade - kept that!

Hope you can find the correct sheet metal for the hood, grille, etc.

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby radioguy41 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:32 am

After completely rearranging the workshop I was able to fit both Cubs inside. It only left about 12 inches between them to go from one side to the other but it'll work, crowded but warm. First, it's all 6 volt. The seller had stuck a 12 volt battery in (backwards) to get it running and that's OK. So for now I'm just going to get a 6 volt battery and maybe deal with a 12 volt conversion in the Spring. It's going to be a dedicated snow plow so I would like some real bright lights front and back for night plowing.

Second, the hydraulic pump is leaking into the engine so that needs an overhaul.

Third, as for the funky axle/steering, it turns out that the spindle key wasn't sheared off, it just wasn't, as in gone, missing, nada.

And finally, the carb is warped and leaks out the gap at the top of the bowl so I'll be looking into buying/making a jig. Not something I'm all that comfortable with. These old hands aren't as steady as they once were.

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Lt.Mike » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:52 am

radioguy41 wrote:Second, the hydraulic pump is leaking into the engine so that needs an overhaul.


Whoa, slow down. If the pump is leaking into the engine that’s not a reason to rebuild. It’s an easy and very cheap fix. It just means the two O-rings between the hydronic pump and the block are shot and need to be replaced. That’s it, a few bucks and a few minutes and your good.
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:43 am

Those two O-rings won't cause fluid to leak INTO the crankcase. The leak would be external to the engine. A leaking pump shaft o-ring will, however, cause fluid to migrate into the crankcase. This requires the pump to be opened up and the o-ring replaced.
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby radioguy41 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:53 am

Lt.Mike wrote:
radioguy41 wrote:Second, the hydraulic pump is leaking into the engine so that needs an overhaul.


Whoa, slow down. If the pump is leaking into the engine that’s not a reason to rebuild. It’s an easy and very cheap fix. It just means the two O-rings between the hydronic pump and the block are shot and need to be replaced. That’s it, a few bucks and a few minutes and your good.
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That statement probably could have been clearer, I meant the pump, not the engine. :)
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby radioguy41 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:06 pm

Wow, so many offers of help! One member is loaning me the jig so that's covered. Good people on this forum. :D
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Glen » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:35 pm

Hi,
Below is a listing for a new key at TM Tractor, and pics of how it fits in the shaft.
Newer LoBoys had a square key, so could be either style, if parts have been replaced. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/st/605fp.htm

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Willy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:25 am

I've got to go through my hydraulic pump for the same reason. I'm using a quad ring instead of a regular o-ring though. They last longer with moving parts.

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby radioguy41 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:19 pm

Thanks to Bill Hudson for the loan of the carb template, the carb is now fixed. I've removed the hydraulic pump. If it wasn't such a pain I'd rip the low slung exhaust, cut a hole in the hood, and put in a vertical exhaust system. It was tight up against the tubes and where the tubes attach to the TC control. I had to remove the u-bolt holding the muffler then use a pry bar to force the pipe away from the tubes and wedge a piece of wood to hold it away just so I could get a wrench in there. My experience tells me the heat from that exhaust pipe isn't doing the hydraulic fluid any good in those tubes. If there was a way to get the elbow out of there without removing the hood it would be on my list of to-do's.
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Bill Hudson » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:58 pm

It was certainly my pleasure to be able to help you out.

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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:01 pm

I really don't think the proximity of the exhaust pipe and the hydraulic lines are an issue.
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby radioguy41 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:56 pm

Lots of stuff done. I removed the toolbox, seat, and the fast hitch and then jumped in feet first and removed the low slung exhaust. The hole for the vertical exhaust is measured and drawn, just have to cut it. I removed that IH1000 headlight bracket on the right side and then what was left of the battery box. I'm soaking the exhaust elbow and we'll see in a couple of days if I can break it loose without breaking the manifold. If it won't budge I'll slice it.
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:13 pm

Do try to get that elbow out, because there are a few folks that would dearly love to have it! Many folks go the other direction...vertical to underslung exhaust...to get the exhaust out of their face.

New, they are about $50...like this one from TM Tractors:
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Re: Bought a Lo-Boy

Postby indy61 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:18 pm

I think underslung exhaust was a great idea on these little tractors.


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