Big B wrote:Can I identify itâ€™s year by the engine serial numbers and casting numbers? Iâ€™m going to be cleaning it up today and thought I would get the serial number and see if I figure out the year of manufacture. Is this possible?
Yes, it can be done, sorta!! The numbered series cubs (154, 185, 184) used the same basic engine that the standard cubs and lowboys did. The transmissions were also the same as well as the finals. With that being said, the casting dates can be used to find out what year they were cast, but not necessiarly what year they were put together as a whole tractor and tagged with Serial Number. The Engine SN also falls into line with the regular cubs as far as number order. The 154's were only made between the years 1968 - 1974.
This link has some information: http://www.antique-tractor.com/CubFAQ/cub_faq.html
Hope this helps.