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New addition to the family

Postby fordyford » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:36 pm

Took delivery on this little jewel (IMHO) this week. Thanks to the previous advice I got on this forum.

Runs great, clean with no blow-by, with creeper gear, FEL and 3-point. New paint, also.
Gonna need tires eventually, but for now, it's going to work for it's room and board.

I'm officially the owner of a Gen-U-Wine 184 LoBoy. :{_}:

For better or worse :-:-):
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Re: New addition to the family

Postby RaymondDurban » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:08 pm

Very nice! If you planned on replacing the rear tires, go ahead and start saving your pennies, they are expensive!!
But, with the spacers you have on the rear, you can part ways with them and recoup a good bit! They are IH spacers, but those are in quite a demand for those that want to run dual tires on F-Cubs.
The LoBoy floataion turf tire spacers look like this: http://www.partstree.com/parts/?lc=cub_ ... 0118400071

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Re: New addition to the family

Postby BigBill » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:08 pm

Congrats nice 184.....

I been buying up tires on ebay. Make sure you look at every page before you buy any tires there. Sometimes there are tires on the last page cheaper. Look at them all first.
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Re: New addition to the family

Postby gitractorman » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:14 pm

A word of caution on the spacers. You HAVE to have spacers on the rear wheels to run tire chains on a 184. So, don't just go and sell the spacers to make a few bucks. You'll be sorry you did. Raymond is correct though, the spacers he shows are the correct ones for the 184, and the ones you already have are for a F-cub. Regardless, they both bring about the same prices.
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Re: New addition to the family

Postby fordyford » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:48 am

Thanks for the advice on the spacers! Anyone know what the thickness is on the correct ones?

After moving several bucket loads of stone, I've found out that the steering could use power assist.
Anyone ever done this?
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Re: New addition to the family

Postby gitractorman » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:09 pm

I belive the original spacers are 4". Yea, the FEL on a non power steering tractor can be a bit of a workout. One thing to try next time you're on it is to make sure you are always rolling when steering. This will help a bit. I know some of the guys here have added power steering to a lo-boy just for the same reason, so maybe they'll speak up. If I were going to try it, I believe I would try to find a scrapped out Cub Cadet 1864, 1863, or SGT with power steering and try to use those parts. The steering mechanism on a Cub Cadet is very similar to the one used on the lo-boys, so the parts should retro-fit easily.
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Re: New addition to the family

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:25 am

Some skinnier (3-rib) tires on the front help immensely with the steering effort.
You will lose floatation with the skinny tires, but being able to steer is a huge plus. It's a must when my 184 is carrying the model 50 snowblower.
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Re: New addition to the family

Postby fordyford » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:04 am

Thanks for the steering tips! Since the front tires need replacing, I might start looking for another pair of rims and mount the 3-ribs.

I would like to gather some info on the pwr strg conversion, if anybody on here has done it.

And yes, I found out quickly that it needs some forward movement to steer with several hundred pounds of stone in the bucket! :c) Good thing that I'm a young 65! HA!
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