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Questions: New Owner 154 Lo-Boy

Postby Ingrajc » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:42 am

Good morning, before I purchase, would like to confirm the "shift lever" on my 1972 Cub Lo-Boy requires the "straight" lever, no matter which seat ? It currently has a repaired "bent lever" and pops out of reverse. Hoping a new lever solves the issue ?
The transmission cover, or cover that holds the seat frame in place is damaged, what would you call this item ? Can't seem to find these online for sale ???
And.....I'd like to replace the carb/breather hose, but not sure which carb this unit has, I'm assuming the IH carb, and the Zenith is on newer units ?

This tractor needs a LOT of little stuff, so I'm hoping to have found a good site to communicate and a site to purchase said items.
Thx, Jim

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Re: Questions: New Owner 154 Lo-Boy

Postby Eugene » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:09 am

Hamilton Bob, one of the advertisers on this site specializes in numbered Cub Low-boys. Excellent resource.

If you know specifically what you need for parts, you can advertise in "The Vine", for sale wanted section of this site.

Obtain the manuals for the tractor. Will answer just about all questions.

Zenith carburetor, unless it's been changed.
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Re: Questions: New Owner 154 Lo-Boy

Postby gitractorman » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:41 am

Welcome to the greatest forum ever!!

NO! All Cub Lo boys, old offset style and number series have a bent shift lever. The old offset lo-boys have a short lever with only about 5-inches of straight section out to the knob, the number series have a bent lever with about a foot of straight section out to the knob. I would take yours apart and compare it to pictures of a new one. Check with Hamilton Bob's for pictures of the correct ones.

The carbs rarely completely fail, and they are really easy to rebuild, so I doubt that you need a new one. The IH carbs are stamped IH on the side, so they're easy to identify. I'd get some manuals and do some reading before you tear into it. Also, let us know what problems you run into and we can help guide you in the right direction.
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Re: Questions: New Owner 154 Lo-Boy

Postby Ingrajc » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:11 am

Thx, I'm not sure "looking" @ the old shift lever will help, according to the last owner it had been "fixed" by welding another in its place (?). Can I look up the serial number somewhere and it tell me a "Bill of Materials", so I know what parts were original ?
Also, I'm not looking at rebuilding the carb.....yet, the hoses are shot all round, and I need the right carb to replace the correct hose.
Thx again, Jim

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Re: Questions: New Owner 154 Lo-Boy

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:36 am

Jim, Welcome to the Forum. Here's a link to the 154 manuals available here: http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Number ... index.html If you could post some pictures it would help us identify what you have and need. In the "how to forum" there are some guidelines for posting that might help.

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Re: Questions: New Owner 154 Lo-Boy

Postby Eugene » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:53 am

The parts manual has a break down of a units individual parts. Each individual part identified with a part number. If there was a change in the part the change will be identified by a tractor serial number.

Air cleaner to carburetor hose. Do some measurements and check with your local auto parts store.
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Re: Questions: New Owner 154 Lo-Boy

Postby staninlowerAL » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:41 am

Welcome to the forum. Also check Raymond Durban's Database for information. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=82889#p663076

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Re: Questions: New Owner 154 Lo-Boy

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:27 am

As for the tractor slipping out of gear in Reverse, this is probably not a shifter issue, but more likely a shift fork issue. These tend to bend or wear and need to be repaired or replaced. Repairs involve bending back into shape and welding them up. Replacements are available from HamiltonBobs.

I had the same issue and replaced the shift fork and haven't had that issue since.
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