Re: Is a Loboy 154 any good?
- --- In email@example.com, "dixiwillie"
>PS When I made the previous statement about being better off in thedepreciation department, I meant compared to a new mower in the same
price range. Thanks, Stan
> Hey Steve, I've owned a 154 for almost 30 years and do all my owncuts,
> maintenance so I guess I'm qualified to put my 2 cents worth in. As
> with any mower, one of the most critical points in how well it
> or doesn't cut for that matter, is blade sharpness. This veryA
> important fact somehow gets overlooked on a regular basis. A sharp
> blade only requires about a 1/3 of the power that a dull one needs.
> sharp blade cuts through grass whereas a dull one just knocks itbeing
> down. Because IH was pushing the envelope with such a wide deck
> powered by the C60 engine, blade sharpness is even more criticalthan
> it is in some other situations. All in all, as most here havestated,
> the numbered loboys do a great job for what they were designed todo.
> You will also be much better off in the depreciation department ifhonest
> you find a good one at a reasonable price. As I said, I bought mine
> almost 3o years ago for 1900.00 and with it's condition and my
> personal improvements, it will easily bring 3000.00 now. Good luck,
> Stan Wilhite in N AL
> firstname.lastname@example.org, "Steve" <jumpin.jive@> wrote:
> > I know this is an enthusiasts forum, but I'm hoping for some
> > answers here. I'm looking at a Cub Loboy 154 with a three pointa
> > that looks to be in great mechanical shape, for the same money as
> > throw away lawn tractor. I mow about an acre and a half, and havepower,
> > set up to where trimming is almost non existant. I have a Ford 2N
> > a 6 foot finish mower (I'll put the bush hog on this and sell the
> > finish mower), and a Farmall BN (pulls a wagon, but not real
> > and I need another project, but it has to earn it's keep.
> > Lots of people have told me that the 154 doesn't have enough
> > I've heard that about the Ford N series, and usually people are
> > comparing an old worn out engine and assume they are
> getting "original"
> > power. So assuming it's a fresh engine, is it powerful enough?
> > Does anyone have a buying checklist?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Steve