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i bought a 154 lowboy the other day, when i got it in the shop and pulled the sheet medal i nearly passed out. sure is different from my other cubs. but i have been reading and learning and don't think it will be to bad to work on. i hope. Tom
Good luck with it I no like em
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Purchased a 154 from a neighbor last spring thinking I would part it out. Turned out engine was in pretty decent condition and the remainder of the tractor only needed minor repairs. PIA to work on, much more difficult than a standard Cub. Parts are not that expensive. Labor is extensive.
I have an excuse. CRS.
Gary Charles bought one a couple of years ago basically just for mowing. His son mows the church yard with it. Works really good for that. He likes it, don't think he has had to do much to it. I never have driven it. I do my mowing with a LTX1045 Cub cadet which mows really good but they ain't the "cadet" that dad had. Not made to hold together.
Good luck with it. Were you pulling the sheet metal to pull the head, did you pull the head the first thing?
Guiena, 1951 Farmall Cub; Jumping Willy, 1949 Farmall Cub.
hey randall, did not pull the head on this one. the gov.was all froze up , like to have never got that little arm off, but with some bp blaster some heat and a few bad words i finally got it off. gone to tune it up and check it out. Tom
Yea, the engines are a piece of cake, like the Cubs. The rest can be a bear. It's more like working on a Cadet. Things are just crampt, run in between the frame, and the clutch is a total PITA. One thing to double check is the bolts from the frame into the final drives. Those are known to work loose and wear out the frame. I've seen several that we had to weld washers to the frame to strenghthen it back up because the holes were worn out so much. I make sure to let everyone know about that, especially if it's their first one.
Otherwise, I still love them. Great machines for mowing and pulling stuff around. VERY stable on hills, but the big turf tires are like slicks, even on wet grass. I grew up mowing my grandfather's place with one, and he had a 5-acre hill. One part was so steep that you had to go straight up/down to keep from rolling the tractor. Sometimes, coming back down, the tires would just start skidding on the wet grass. Made for a fun ride, but I was just 13 so everything was fun then...
1951 Farmall Cub, Cub Cadets 102, 104, 1811, 1864, Simplicity Legacy XL 4x4 Diesel with FEL, 60" mower, 50" Tiller
I have 4 numbered series and none have been difficult to work on. There are differences from the offset cub. Some things are easier to work on on the offset cub, some things are easier on the numbered series. Still, overall, not very complicated machine.
I love my three INT154's. There one of the best mowing machines as my local mower repair guy says IH wanted to hit the estate market and the int154/184/185 fit the nitch. I guess the eastate owners didn't like the farm tractor look of the fcub so they purchased the better looking int154/184/185 loboy's.
The cub cadets are the hardest to work on. The int154 is pretty much easier once the sheetmetal is off. I like my fucb too when its running.
Being an old car, truck & jeep mechanic can work on anything. I've worked on older jeeps that were underwater for many years they were that rusted. Trust me the 154's are easy. I love anything with ignition points. Give me the old stuff that runs forever.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.
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