Yellar or Red

Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:21 pm

I am told that this 63 Lo-Boy #15735 J was originally sold in both yellow and white and Red and white.
It appears to have been yellow under the present coat of red.
any suggestions as to what color it should be?

Thanks Ralph



Wed Mar 17, 2004 11:58 pm

Yes my loboy serial # 16878 is yellow and always has been yellow, I read in that cub book by Ken Updike that right around your serial # and inbetween mine IH decided yellow and white was more appropriate I just dont know exactly the serial # break where the colour change took place? I should read that book again and maybe its in there? I would like to know too! If there is yellow underneath your red, then I would assume yellow on yours, but who knows?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:36 am

Ralph, I think Blackie needs a partner in yellow & white!

Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:45 am

I have a 62 LoBoy in the same situation. I made the mistake of expressing my opinion that it would look nice in yellow and white. My lovely wife told me if it gets a yellow paint job, it gets sold. Therefore, it gets a red and white suit instead.

Father knows best. But when Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.

Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:07 pm

Lurker Carl. It must be a wife thing. Brenda won't let me have any Yellow or Green Tractors. Dave F.

Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:30 pm

I made the statement a while back that I would like to aquire a yellow and white loboy.........WRONG :shock: :!:

"I don't like that color...why do you want that color? I like the red ones better".

So, if I am to continue buying cubs and stay in good with the wife, looks like I'll be gettting more red.

Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:53 pm

Paint it yellow & white. If the S.O. (significant other) complains, tell them the yellow/whites are the rare high $$$ value industrial model. If that thinking fails to impress them, say that the yellow/white painted ones are like the red/white ones, cept they are not ripe yet........ :lol:

If you still can't persuade them, just paint it red/white and have the S.O. buy you a nice dinner or take you on a romantic tractor ride. :D

Sun Mar 21, 2004 11:14 pm

How is the tractor broken down into white and yellow? Is the gas tank hood white? Are the doglegs white?

I have a 61 that is yellow all over, but I really don't want to go back that route, but don't want something that looks hokey.

yellow lo boys

Mon Mar 29, 2004 9:31 pm

I have a 1962 lo boy that is all original yellow. What was the most common color for the lo boys in '62? Seems like I have seen more yellow ones than red ones? Harold

Tue Mar 30, 2004 9:59 pm

My '59 was all yellow. When I get around to repainting it, I think I'll go with white for the grill and wheels.

Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:13 pm

8) Been working on the Lo-boy pretty serously for the last week in the evenings (and during the day when the boss might not catch me) :P
:) Got most of the cleaning straightning and painting done , still have to do the hood and tank not shure at this point wheather to fix it or try to get a different one. :?
:twisted: Right now it looks like a bomb went off in the shop cub parts all over the place and a carcase hung like a feild dressed deer. :roll:
Took some pics will post them when I get a chance

Fri Apr 02, 2004 5:41 pm

See it looks kinda like this;


Fri Apr 02, 2004 5:43 pm

And from the other end;


Fri Apr 02, 2004 10:30 pm

Man, I gotta get me one of them yeller and white ones :!:

Looks GREAT :!: 8) Keep up the good work and post a picture when you're done. :D

Fri Apr 02, 2004 10:37 pm

Don't even think about maing mine yeller.