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i have a chance to buy a 154 lo boy i dont know what year it is. i have not really looked at it that close. it does run good, my dad and i did just put the cupler from the motor to the drive shaft for the guy that wants to sell it. i guess it does smoke a little. it has a full size deck on it i dont really know to much about them yet so i hope to learn more. it has the big truf tires on the rear. and i dont have any pics but i was just wondering what it is worth. i would really like to bring it home. thanks
 

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I had one a few years ago. Great machine but tempermental as all get out. Seems it had a lot of fuel issues. It was stored outside for years before i got it. Didn't take much to get it to mow but with all the trees I have, the big deck doubled my weed wacker time. I sold to a guy that was going to restore it. It started right up the day he came to see it and the day he picked it up and when he took it off his trailer. I saw the man about a month later he said it since has refused to start and he had done every check he could think of and still no go.
Any way I got $1100.00 for it back in 2007.
 

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well the guy does want 1200 for it now. and its only like a ten mile drive to pick it up so i wouldnt have much in fuel to go get it. so should i offer 800 and see if he takes it or what do you guys think.
 

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Drive it first.
My impression, the short time I owned one, is that they don't turn very short. The old expression, "takes a 40 acre field to turn it around" comes to mind. Just my opinion. My regular Cub will turn short and an older Cub Lo-boy will not and it turns much shorter than the Cub Lo-Boy 154. The Loboy 154 uses a Cub Cadet steering gear as opposed to a regular Cub steering gear. The biggest plus for a 154 is the independent PTO.
 

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i have drivin it and i guess the turning around doesnt bother me one bit i have a big yard anyway so i have 40 acres to turn it if i need to. i was just wondering what it is worth.
 

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I think my 154 turns pretty sharp for the size it is.
 

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Does the shop manual for a 185 give torque values, patterns etc for an engine overhaul. If so I will order one as they are $30 on ebay. I am beginning on mine this week and want to make sure I don't screw something up.

My lift works very slowly or not at all in cold weather until the engine runs 3 or 4 minutes. Is this something I should worry about getting a lot worse. I do intend to change out the fluid as mine was in the tractor when I bought it and very dirty. Should this help with the problem?
Mike
 
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