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Old 09-13-2017, 09:58 PM
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I am working on a 1972 154 Cub Lo-Boy that needs a little (actually a great deal) of tlc....and parts! The clutch was loose and not working properly, the wire harness has been chewed and has corroded in various areas, the throttle cable is damaged and it needs a tune-up. The PO had installed a clutch but did a terrible job and left extra hardware laying all over the transmission case and in the nooks and crannies of the frame. As you can see from the pics it is a leaker. Found a few transmission mounting bolts partially backed out and the frame has been patched and welded. Forgot to mention, the PTO linkage is missing parts too!
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About 25 years ago I helped dad replace a clutch and I think an engine to transmission shaft in one of those. Seems there were multiple shafts available, and they were quite pricey from IH even back then. Seems like there were issues where the frame bolted to the rear as well. I'm still waiting on some one to repower one of those with something with enough power to do some good. One thing about it, those were fairly popular machines.
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Beth,

You may already know these places, but check them out for parts.

Hamiloton Bob's.
http://hamiltonbobs.com/cart/search/...cub-lo-boy-mm4

HB's is probably the best source, as you can get package deals for the clutch/driveline stuff.


Steiner:
https://www.steinertractor.com/Inter...T=57A6D7EB4ECD

Steiner doesn't offer package deals, and prices are comparable.


All States Ag Parts doesn't carry too much for the LB's but what little they do have is a bit cheaper. Might call them. They may be able to get more parts than they list.

https://www.tractorpartsasap.com/int...ts-s/84339.htm


Be sure the check ebay too. Sometimes you find a little better pricing. The driveshaft is the most expensive part. The clutch stuff isn't bad. Neither is the trans brake. Let me know if I can help. I've been into that stuff a few times.
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Thank you for the links Jonathan. Indeed, parts are expensive for these things!
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I have two of them, get most my parts from ebay, and local shops that have one for parting out. Clutch set fails all the time on these....mine is going on three years with no issues. The frame rails break just above the mounting bolts for the differential...mostly from over loading and lack of maintenance....the bolts loosen a little and before you know it, a crack is formed.
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I have two of them, get most my parts from ebay, and local shops that have one for parting out. Clutch set fails all the time on these....mine is going on three years with no issues. The frame rails break just above the mounting bolts for the differential...mostly from over loading and lack of maintenance....the bolts loosen a little and before you know it, a crack is formed.
Just about every Lo-Boy of this style, that I have worked on has had a cracked frame in that area. Some of Hamilton Bob's stuff that is on EBAY is more expensive than through his web site. Steiner Tractor Parts has been good to work with in the past.
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Thank you for the links Jonathan. Indeed, parts are expensive for these things!
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I dunno.... it's all relative. They're more expensive than a Cub, but cheaper than a big tractor. The driveshaft is really the only expensive part. Clutch is cheap. If people wouldn't wait until they're destroyed before fixing them, it wouldn't cost so much to fix.
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I dunno.... it's all relative. They're more expensive than a Cub, but cheaper than a big tractor. The driveshaft is really the only expensive part. Clutch is cheap. If people wouldn't wait until they're destroyed before fixing them, it wouldn't cost so much to fix.
Exactly! PTO parts, drive shafts and some deck parts are probably the most expensive for the Lo Boys. Plenty of salvage transmissions, final drives and engines out there if needed.
In my experience, customers with small tractors were always shocked by parts and repair prices. However, the converse was true when it came to choppers and combines. Chopper repairs on 7000 and 8000 series Deere models could easily be 20k and the farmer would not freak out!
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...... Some of Hamilton Bob's stuff that is on EBAY is more expensive than through his web site.........
My friend Jess sells Kawasaki Triple parts. His ebay store is 10% higher in price than his website. The added cost covers the ebay fees. He ends up with the same amount.
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My friend Jess sells Kawasaki Triple parts. His ebay store is 10% higher in price than his website. The added cost covers the ebay fees. He ends up with the same amount.
EBAY...or "Evil Pay" as ol'George calls it...has expensive fees...even if you have an EBAY store front!
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