Hey there everyone.
I was fortunate enough to pick up a 154 this spring, with an IH belly mower, tiller, and 222 mower. Unfortunately, the tiller and sickle bar have broke. I was able to repair the tiller, and install the proper shear pins without much ado.
However, the IH 222 is kicking my butt. It seems the pivot out behind the pitman arm froze up, forcing the shaft arm shield to flex beyond its design point, and we broke the outboard side hanger off the mower. Welding it back on isn't that major an issue. Resolving all the other things to prevent its recurrence is.
Anyone run an IH 222 under a 154 Lo Boy? Could I impose on you for a close up photo of the 2 counter balance weights, just upstream of the pitman arm, looking aft under the tractor? I saw the timing marks clearly on the counter balances, yet somehow mine were able to strike each other, ruining the two nylon flywheel gears in the process.
Anyone have any good suggestions about parts availability for IH brand implements? I checked Hamilton Bob's, and the parts tree. I searched through craigslist nationwide, found a number of 154's, but not a single one had an IH 222 mower.
Thanks in advance for all your assistance.