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Early 154 LoBoy

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:39 pm

I've found a 154 LoBoy that has been sitting out for an extended time, looks like all the tin is usable, missing complete carb, no mower deck, the head is badly split about 4 or 5 inches on the right side by #2 #3 plugs, engine is probably siezed, needs tires all around. There is a tag on the left side frame top rail with a stamped number 024033, nothing else is visable on the the tag. I'm considering offering scrap price based on weight. Any thoughts? Stan :?:

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Re: Early 154 LoBoy

Postby Eugene » Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:39 am

Do you need parts?

If the tractor has a 3-point, you will probably make some money at scrap metal price selling the hydraulic system and the 3-point.

You need to figure in your time and expenses into the purchase price.
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Re: Early 154 LoBoy

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:19 am

Eugene wrote:You need to figure in your time and expenses into the purchase price.

I'm retired now and part of the enjoyment is my tractors, along with a 7 y/o grandson who likes it too. :lol: :lol: I've never used a tractor with a s/g system so this will be a learning experience (if I make the deal). Maybe I can learn more at DSCF in a couple of weeks. Stan

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Re: Early 154 LoBoy

Postby gitractorman » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:52 am

If you can get it for a couple of hundred dollars, and you're willing to do a lot of work, then it's ok. You're probably looking at spending several thousand dollars to get it back to life. I'm not sure I'd go for one in that condition unless I could get it for free, as the condition you've described sounds like just a parts machine and likely not worth rebuilding. You may be better off to look around for one that is already in running condition, even if it's $500 or $1000 more, you would be WAY ahead of the game, then you could always see if this one is still available if you want to get a parts machine.
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Re: Early 154 LoBoy

Postby Eugene » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:38 am

2 wheeled garden tractors, if your looking for an inexpensive project for the grandson. Tractor and with some implements can be picked up at rural auctions for less than $50-.

Engine repair is the largest expense. Parts for US manufactured engines are still available.
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Re: Early 154 LoBoy

Postby Mortgaged » Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:32 pm

Sounds like a parts machine at best. If it has the 3pt, it's easily worth scrap value as the parts are highly sought after.

The stuff you ticked off is just the surface issues, what will you find once you start looking closer and pulling it apart? There are plenty of these available in very good running condition around $2000 or less that would be a better candidate to restore. That $2000 may seem like a lot, but by the time you get 4 tires and replace the engine and carb, you'll easily exceed that amount. Add in a few unknowns and you'll have invested more money than the value of the tractor.

May be worth picking it up and then finding a running tractor that you can donate parts too?

If you decide to restore it, that's fine too. I think many of us have taken on that kind of upside down project (plural?) :lol: , so if it's something you need to do, we'll all understand! Just be sure to keep us updated with your progress.

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Re: Early 154 LoBoy

Postby BigBill » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:03 pm

Hamiltonbobscubs has all the parts you need to restore it. That's a fun project for you and your grandson.
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Re: Early 154 LoBoy

Postby staninlowerAL » Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:51 pm

Did anyone make an aftermarket belly mower for the 154 series? Just curious if there are any alternatives. Stan

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Re: Early 154 LoBoy

Postby gitractorman » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:26 pm

Yes, Woods still makes a 59" belly mower for those tractors. It's costly, but there are plenty of them around.
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Re: Early 154 LoBoy

Postby staninlowerAL » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:43 pm

gitractorman wrote:Yes, Woods still makes a 59" belly mower for those tractors. It's costly, but there are plenty of them around.

I'm guessing the difference in the mower for std cub and cub loboy is in the way it connects to the tractor or is there a difference in the frame design?

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Re: Early 154 LoBoy

Postby gitractorman » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:27 pm

Yes, the mower deck itself is exactly the same, just the mounting hardware and idler pulley assembly is different.
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Re: Early 154 LoBoy

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:38 pm

Thanks for the information.

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Re: Early 154 LoBoy

Postby SONNY » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:33 pm

I have a bunch of woods 59's stacked up here that I have removed from the tractors as I am only interested in the tractors and the mowers are a pain and only get in the way! thanks; sonny
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Re: Early 154 LoBoy

Postby staninlowerAL » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:00 am

SONNY wrote:I have a bunch of woods 59's stacked up here that I have removed from the tractors as I am only interested in the tractors and the mowers are a pain and only get in the way! thanks; sonny


SONNY, PM sent. Stan


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