new member and new 74 -154 lo boy (picture added)

Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:11 pm

Hi all, I'm a newbie to the site. Just purchased a74 154 with a loader on it.The loader is run from a pump connected to the PTO. I have been browsing the site and am quite concerned about the PTO horror stories. Everthing is working fine for me now and the loader is the only hydraulics I use. I'm wondering if my PTO packs it in, can I disconnect the factory hydraulics from the on engine pump and use that pump to run my loader? Does anyone know the GPM of the engine mounted pump?

Thanks in advance,

Last edited by haulin bass on Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:04 am, edited 2 times in total.

Re: 74 -154

Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:01 pm

I cannot answer your direct question, however, the PTO horror stories are likely not going to be the case with your setup. The mower deck is a huge drain on the engine and huge load on the PTO when it is engaged. The hydraulic pump you are running is likely not going to task the PTO the way a mower deck would, and is not going to be engaged and disengaged, bogged down, etc., nearly as often as a mower deck would, therefore you should get orders of magnitude more life out of your PTO than someone using a mower deck. Personally, if it is working OK I would not mess with it.

Re: new member and new 74 -154 lo boy (picture added)

Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:28 am

around 2.8 GPM.

Re: new member and new 74 -154 lo boy (picture added)

Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:07 pm

G'day and that is a nice 154 :D

Suggest you peruse the links below. There is not a lot on the Numbered Series Cubs, but there is enough to help .. especially for the 154. I hope it helps you.

Image to :big smile: Forum Family. And you have come to the right place for all things Cub related. If you click on the Site Rules, Regulations, & Important Information, it will point you to :arrow: the Welcome Wagon wherein you will find links to many useful sites and topics. One of which is the Cub Manual Server. Enjoy!.

Re: new member and new 74 -154 lo boy (picture added)

Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:00 am

Wow, This is one great site!!!! :D :D Thanks for the tips and info everyone. :{_}: :{_}:

Re: new member and new 74 -154 lo boy (picture added)

Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:59 am

Welcome to the Fourm!! Enjoy your new (to you) tractor!! :D