Cub 154 or 185

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Cub 154 or 185

Postby Jmtbiggin » Sun May 16, 2021 9:04 pm

Got a new to me Cub with IH 3160 deck. There is no plate on the front left frame. Runs ok, needs general TLC. Any other way to tell which I have.

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Re: Cub 154 or 185

Postby BigBill » Mon May 17, 2021 2:40 am

Pics would help. Does the pto drive off the drive shaft or crankshaft rear flywheel.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: Cub 154 or 185

Postby Jmtbiggin » Mon May 17, 2021 9:17 am

PTO is a pulley on splined shaft right under and behind operator's butt.I have a few pics, but files where to large

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Re: Cub 154 or 185

Postby Jmtbiggin » Mon May 17, 2021 9:20 am

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Re: Cub 154 or 185

Postby Eugene » Mon May 17, 2021 11:19 am

Welcome. The 154 and 185 are basically the same tractor. The 185 has a bit more horsepower due to upgrades in the internal engine parts.

There were some cosmetic changes to the dash between the 154 and 185.

The parts book lists a change in the manifold and carburetor between the tractors. But, I have a 154 with a Zenith carburetor and manifold that is listed as a change with the 185 model.

Search this site for several discussion on the differences.

Now that you have two posts on this site you can down load and print out the manuals for the tractor. Upper left of this page, Quick Links for the manuals.
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Re: Cub 154 or 185

Postby SONNY » Tue May 18, 2021 12:00 am

Looks like flywheel drive for pto. 2 belts run jackshaft pto with the expensive pto clutch at the splined end,--- standard for both 154 and 185--- I have both models. ---- cant tell them apart sittin side by side. Neither model is any good without the creeper gear in them.

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Re: Cub 154 or 185

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed May 19, 2021 8:22 am

From the outside, there aren't many differences between a 154 and 185. Most changes were internal to the engine. I would guess that the engine serial number (Rear of the carb) or the engine block revision may provide a clue.

External to the engine, the only different thing I can think of is the diameter of the intake manifold. The 185 had a larger intake manifold than the 154.
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