154 Lo-Boy Creeper gear

Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:43 am

:( I recently acquired a 154 Low-boy. It works great and looks good too - fresh paint and all. But, late last summer, for no apparent reason the Creeper gear refused to go into high range and it's been like that since. It works well in low range but....... I am not a patient man.
I read in my shop manual that in order to access the creeper I have to split the tractor. I would like to avoid that if I can - do you know of any trick to fix this problem. Do I have to access the gear to address this problem.

Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:08 pm

1. I can not answer you're question, however i did have a 184 and did enjoy the creeper gear as well.

2. Someone will be along shortly that should be able to give you some insight into the problem you are discussing.

3. Welcome to the best site on the internet for tractors!

4. I am sure an offical welcome will be along as well.


Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:47 pm


Look at what we have here :!: Another fellow New Brunswicker! I like it!

Not all that far away either... just was through Kingston this past summer too..

First, Image to the greatest forum on the internet, and to the Cub Family. You will find that all the folks on this forum are kind, helpful and just full of Cub info and knowledge. They also happen to be the finest folks I have ever met :!: :D

As for your 154 ... I can't be too much help as I don't have one - - - yet :!: :roll: :lol: :lol: , but I would be imagining that it is definitely similar to it's slightly larger predecessor. So I imagine that splitting is going to be part of the process..

However, BD, George and some of the others who have substantially more experience will be along to help out I am sure.

Also, as for 154 Resources, you will find some stuff available on the Cub Manual Server at the links below, but there seems to be a dearth of info -- in other words -- I need some more donors of manuals and brochures etc., to build up that side of the library.

There is another Tractor get-together possibly in the makings here in the GMA (Greater Moncton Area) probably sometime mid-July. It sure would be nice to meet some other Cubbers from the province. More info will be along shortly I am hoping......

Yes guys -- looks like we are going to have some kind of shin-dig here this summer -- hooraaayyyyyyyy :!: :!: :lol: :lol:

Ok, so here is the spiel Image:

I would suggest that you read this thread: New Members and Visitors, Please READ Prior to Posting. There are many great links to informative pages such as the ATIS FAQ's 1 and ATIS FAQ's 2, The Best of H.L. Chauvin who has written very interesting articles on troubleshooting common problems with your Cub.

Also, you might want to visit the Cub Manual Server as there is tons of info on servicing, maintaining and re-building your Cub. In addition to this basic information, there are also a number of other useful tools available on the server. There is the Specialty Services page which has contact info for neat stuff like getting your seats recovered, buying quality Decals, Serial Number tags and a host of other neat items. Also there are the Parts Pages - both Used Parts Suppliers and New Parts Suppliers pages with links to quality dealers. I am always looking for YOUR favourite dealers for New and Used Parts to include here. These are intended to complement the businesses who support FarmallCub.com Website.

I would also recommend that you visit Binder Books and purchase the three most important manuals you can own for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding your Cub. These are the Owner's Manual, the GSS-1411 Service Manual and the TC-37F Parts Manual. Although they are available on the Cub Manual Server, it is better is you also have your own paper copy. Binder Books is the only Authorized IH Publication Reprint House and they have the best quality manuals available. Most other's are not of the same quality. Just a personal thought here, the I&T Shop Manuals, although helpful in some areas, really are not sufficient for the job. If you wish though, they are good additional reference works.

IF you really want to get the skinny on all things Cub, might I suggest you get a copy of Ken Updike's Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet's :?: . Along with Guy Fay's Letter Series Originality Guide, these are two must have's in anyone's collection.

In addition to the above information, don't forget to check out the various articles that are available to help with your Repair, Restore, Rebuild or just your Maintenance Projects. There are a number of sub pages such as Electrolysis or Rust Zapper's, Maintenance Tips, Jigs and Techniques, Implement and Part Sketches and of course the Paint, Decals & Other Finish Questions which has the Paint Chart and the Paint Committee Decisions links.

I truly hope that you enjoy your Cub and that you will be a frequent contributor to the forum. Again, Image to the Cub FamilyImage :D

Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:58 pm

Check out the manuals on Rudi's site for the 154. Under the power train, the creeper unit is shown with all the parts listed and an exploded drawing. It will help you understand what is going on inside and maybe you will be able to figure something out. I don''t have one with a creeper drive so I'm not familiar with their weak spots.