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Re: Is a Loboy 154 any good?

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  • dixiwillie
    ... depreciation department, I meant compared to a new mower in the same price range. Thanks, Stan ... cuts, ... A ... being ... than ... stated, ... do. ...
    Message 1 of 9 , Jun 5, 2008
      --- In ihcubloboyseries@yahoogroups.com, "dixiwillie"
      <DixiWillie@...> wrote:
      >PS When I made the previous statement about being better off in the
      depreciation 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 own
      > 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
      cuts,
      > or doesn't cut for that matter, is blade sharpness. This very
      > 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.
      A
      > sharp blade cuts through grass whereas a dull one just knocks it
      > down. Because IH was pushing the envelope with such a wide deck
      being
      > powered by the C60 engine, blade sharpness is even more critical
      than
      > it is in some other situations. All in all, as most here have
      stated,
      > the numbered loboys do a great job for what they were designed to
      do.
      > You will also be much better off in the depreciation department if
      > 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
      >
      > ihcubloboyseries@yahoogroups.com, "Steve" <jumpin.jive@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I know this is an enthusiasts forum, but I'm hoping for some
      honest
      > > answers here. I'm looking at a Cub Loboy 154 with a three point
      > hitch
      > > that looks to be in great mechanical shape, for the same money as
      a
      > > throw away lawn tractor. I mow about an acre and a half, and have
      > it
      > > set up to where trimming is almost non existant. I have a Ford 2N
      > with
      > > 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
      > useful),
      > > 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
      power,
      > but
      > > 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
      > >
      >
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