Re: Mowing with a 154?
- View SourceI've had a 184 for about 10 years, it's a late model, probably
1979 or so. It has a 59" Woods deck, and goes along in all but
the heaviest grass in 2nd gear. My 6 acres of grass is quite
hilly (the house sits on a ridge and the ground drops away
in two directions. With 6 acres I don't bother with keeping
it smoothed out, so it's a bit rough, but the woods deck handles
I've had typical problemmes with the PTO belts - finally
diagnosed as a faulty tensioner bearing, and usual maintenance
factors. But, the thing doesn't use oil (maybe a quart in a
season), has considerably more power than an older 1954'ish
Farmall Cub lowboy, and the electric PTO, independent of the
drive wheels is a definite advantage when cutting heavy brush,
etc. I gather the 154 has a mechanical clutch, but it also is
independent of the driving wheels.
As some others have said, the 154 to 184 are good mowing machines.
--- "phofecker" <phofecker@...> wrote:
> Message: 2__________________________________
> Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 20:12:34 -0000
> From: "phofecker" <phofecker@...>
> Subject: Mowing with a 154?
> I am new to the Lo-boy's and have a question.
> How do you think the 154 with a 60" woods deck cuts?
> I have a 5 acre lot that is relatively flat.
> I purchased a 154 and it has not been delivered yet. I am
> questioning myself if I purchased a good tractor for the job.
> Any comments please.
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