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New Owner of 154

Postby Gkent » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:46 am

Hello, I just purchased a 154 with snow plow, mower and 3 point hitch. My question is how do I operate the 3 point? I don't see any control valve for it.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: New Owner of 154

Postby Eugene » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:42 am

There should be a diverter valve. Normally located on the flat panel between your feet and just in front of the seat.

To operate either the mower hydraulic cylinder or the 3 point you need to lift, straight up, on the diverter valve or push straight down. Once the diverter valve is in position for either the mower or 3-point you use the lever mounted on the right side of the dash.

The diverter valve is an either or operation, only good for one piece of equipment at a time.
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Re: New Owner of 154

Postby seahaul » Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:06 pm

Some tractors do not have the diverter valve. In this case, when you operate the handle to the right side of the dash, the lightest implement will raise first, then the other will raise up. When you push the lever forward to lower, the heaviest implement will go down first, then the other will go down.
There is a bar that can be mounted on the 3-pt to prevent it from raising or lowering, locking it in place. This can be used when using only the belly mower and you want the 3-pt to not move.

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Re: New Owner of 154

Postby Eugene » Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:44 pm

Top of page, PDF manuals, then numbered cubs. There is an operator's manual for the 154. Free down load.

Page 15 in the operator's manual shows the lock out bar Seahaul talked about. Also included are several pages on operating the hydraulic system.

It's well worth obtaining the operator's manual, service manual, and parts manual for your tractor.
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Re: New Owner of 154

Postby Gkent » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:11 pm

Thank you all...very helpful

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Re: New Owner of 154

Postby SONNY » Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:32 pm

my 154 has only a lock bar on the 3-pt. and a front blade that only raises an inch or two off the ground, making the tractor useless! thanks; sonny
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Re: New Owner of 154

Postby GreaseMnky85 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:53 pm

I have a 185, and some people are talking about the 3 point raising it up and down at the same time as the other. I must be wasting my time taking the 3 point off when I put my mower deck on. I never really looked into it too much to see if the cylinder mount and the pulleys could be on at the same time. I guess just being inexperienced and not having a lo boy too long...

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Re: New Owner of 154

Postby SONNY » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:23 pm

don't hold me to it, BUT I think my 154 pulleys are still on the tractor,---I just don't have a mower on it or need one on it! it has the3-point on it also! thanks; sonny
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Re: New Owner of 154

Postby Eugene » Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:18 pm

SONNY wrote:my 154 has only a lock bar on the 3-pt. and a front blade that only raises an inch or two off the ground, making the tractor useless! thanks; sonny
Sonny. Check the adjusting screw on the left side of the tractor. The adjusting screw controls the height or depth of the mounted equipment.
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Re: New Owner of 154

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:28 am

The 3 point hitch can be mounted at the same time as using the mower deck. The belt is very close to the lower link and may occasionally touch the lower link. I have my trailer mover attached for weight and to keep the 3-point arm away from the belt. It won't touch if the 3-point is kept spread wide.
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Re: New Owner of 154

Postby SONNY » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:46 pm

Eugene!! I cant say how the bolt is set for sure!!--bought the tractor in a lot of other "tractors for junk" 2 years and have not had time to really go over the 154, other than it rides and drives, so I still have it but have only seen it 2 times since I brought the load home! LOL! thanks; sonny
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