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Hey y'all, nice to be here. I didn't plan to get into the little Cubs, but I did.
I've always loved old tractors. Still have the 8N we had when I was a kid, and eventually wound up with my own house with a yard and some land. I was getting by with an MTD riding mower for the yard until one day, a guy at work mentioned he had "some kind of old Cub tractor" he wanted to sell. Well, being a tractor guy, and an IH guy, I soon found myself looking at a 154 LoBoy that "runs great". Somewhere along the lines it got painted John Deere green and yellow, but it found it's way to my house. I fought it for a while, wouldn't run cold, threw the mower belt, tires leaked, all the problems that would've had me ready to scrap most other machines. For some reason, though, I just liked the goofy little thing. Slow, underpowered, ugly, and took more time to fix than to use, I liked it. I got it running to last one season, then planned to strip it down and repaint it. Well, low and behold, the last mowing of the year it quit moving. Ran well, just wouldn't move. I pushed it into the shop, and instead of repainting it over the winter, I would up redoing the transmission. Got it back together a month or two ago, and have been mowing with it this year.
While hunting for parts for my other tractor ('60s era IH 424), I met a gentleman that runs a shop and sells parts that had an old LoBoy sitting out in the grass. A customer brought it to him, got a repair quote, and didn't want to fix it. The machine had sat there for quite a while, so I got the gentleman's phone number and called him. I left a message, hoping to buy it for a parts machine for my 154. We talked, and couldn't come together on a price. A few weeks later he called me back, and we were able to make a deal.
So today after work, I jumped in the truck and went to get it. Unlike the 154, the 185 is painted the correct colors, but had to be pushed onto the flatbed. It looks alright, I'm hoping to get it to run this weekend.
Anyway, I just wanted to say hello. It's nice to see some other folks enjoy these little old tractors.
welcome to the forum, there is a vast aray of knowledge here. lotss of good people and lots of cubfests. one of them will be in tenn. in audgust i believe.
Hi Blake, Welcome to the Forum. If you have any questions or problems you can't handle, but sure and ask. Ypu'll find a lot of Cub lovers here.
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Glad to have you aboard. There are a few of us here from TN. You will find a great group of people here!
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I enjoyed your story on getting addicted to Cubs. The estate style or Numbered Series are an interesting beastie .. having some things in common with their cousins the cultivision style and with their tinier cousins the Cadets. They are all Cubs and therefore highly addictive.
I have some of the manuals for the Numbered Series Cubs, not a lot, but some and there is at least one manual for each of the 3 models of Lo-Boys.
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Welcome to the Forum!
Good luck getting the new one running!
Thanks for the welcome, y'all. I pushed the 185 into the shop today, might be able to work on it this coming week. Glad to hear about the August event, I travel a lot for work and might be able to get over there.
Looking forward to hanging around and learning something.
Welcome to the forum I know you will like it here. At the top of the page click on Map and you can see who id close to you.
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Welcome, Blake. Enjoy the ride.
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