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Postby Chesterbury » Tue May 03, 2022 7:40 am

I live on a small piece of land in upstate NY and I am the proud owner of a 1955 Farmall Cub Lo-Boy. I have a flail mower attachment as well as a plow and I am looking forward to learning how to better use and fix my new-to-me tractor.


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Re: New Here

Postby Glen » Tue May 03, 2022 7:14 pm

The Cub LoBoy operator's manual can help you learn about maintenance that the LoBoy needs.

Below is the 1957 Cub LoBoy operator's manual. The experts on here recommend people read it. It has lots of info about operation, maintenance, and lubrication.
There is a table of contents on page 1, and the index begins on page 80.
It shows how Cub LoBoys originally looked in it. The lube section begins on page 21. ... index.html

It shows the electrical system that a 1955 Cub LoBoy originally had.
Cubs made before mid 1964 originally had 6 volt, positive ground electrical systems.
They have said on here that IH didn't make a new manual every year.
You can see in the pics in the manual on page 3, the tractors looked the same.

The Touch Control fluid mentioned in the manual for the Touch Control, was changed later to Case IH Hy-Tran fluid. It is sold at Case IH dealers.
There are other brands, be sure it works with IH hydraulic systems before buying one.
The manual tells how to check and change the fluid, and remove the air from the system.
Check the fluid with the arms in the rear, or down position, the manual says.

I would check or change all the oils before using the LoBoy. Using it with low oil in a gear housing can damage the parts in the housing.
There are 3 separate gear housings, with 3 separate oil levels to check, in the rear area of a LoBoy, the transmission, and 2 final drives.

The transmissions in Cubs and LoBoys commonly get water in them, from rain, or condensation inside the housing over time.

The air cleaner is an oil bath air cleaner. Dirt that is sucked in settles to the bottom of the oil cup. It should have clean, light motor oil in the oil cup to work right.

There is a search at the top of the page, to the right of the Farmall Cub, you can search for info in posts that have been made.

A LoBoy isn't a Farmall Cub. They are 2 different models.
The 1st style of LoBoys say International Cub on the hoods, and LoBoy on the radiator side panels.
It should say the model, International Cub LoBoy on the serial number plate also.
Sometimes the words on the plate are faded away, or someone has painted over the plate.

Below is a pic from TM Tractor of a serial number plate for a LoBoy.

Good luck with the LoBoy. :)
Cub plate 1958.jpg

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Re: New Here

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue May 03, 2022 8:25 pm

Welcome to the forum. Let us know if we can be of any help.
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we need to think differently."
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Re: New Here

Postby Barnyard » Tue May 03, 2022 8:42 pm

Welcome to the group!
There are two ways to get enough Cubs. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.

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Re: New Here

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Wed May 04, 2022 7:54 am

Jasper, welcome to the forum.
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and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers

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Re: New Here

Postby Pap » Wed May 04, 2022 8:09 am

Welcome to the forum Jasper.
Enjoy Your Ride.
Are We Having Fun Yet ? :D
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Re: New Here

Postby Peter Person » Wed May 04, 2022 8:48 am

Welcome to the forum.
Put September 29, 30, & October 1st, 2022 on your calendar. CubFest Northeast in Oxford, NY, only 50 miles away from you.

Good time with great people. Bring your tractor if you can.

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Re: New Here

Postby Tired_Iron » Wed May 04, 2022 12:38 pm

Welcome to the Forum!
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