Mower deck color

Sat Apr 10, 2004 8:37 pm

Anyone know what color the mower deck should be on this 63 Lo-boy?
Thanks Ralph


Sat Apr 10, 2004 9:43 pm

Looks like a Woods 42. If so, it is the correct color, only faded. I believe Woods calls the color burnt orange. If you don't have a local Woods dealer, you can order the paint from Carter and Gruenwald; they are linked to this page. 8)

Sun Apr 11, 2004 1:31 am


What is the paint code? Are there any cross-references for Dupont, etc.?

Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:02 am


I am not going to be much help with the paint code. I ordered the Woods paint from C&G to paint this mower. Sorry. :oops:

Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:37 pm

CB: No problem. I imagine that Bermuda Ken will probably read this thread, and maybe he can give me a hand to set up the paint chart for the woods mowers! That would be another nice addition to the server!

BTW, I really did like how you restored yours. Too bad it was required to fund other cubs - that would have been a top of the line keeper!

Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:44 pm

I have two of these mowers and
Well it may not be the right shade of yellow but it got the same oaint as the cub.
And the other one is for the 52 and I painted it todat with the cub red 2150.
I will post a couple of photos soon.


Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:13 am

I do not have any generic interchange paint numbers for the Woods paint colors. will just have to "settle" and use the Genuine Woods paint instead of an automotive equivalent.

Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:28 pm


I have a Woods 42 mower that was not the burnt orange color, it was yellow. I found the original color under the spindle assembly when restoring it. The yellow color was very similar to the Federal yellow on the Cub. I also have another Woods 42 mower (probably from the first years of production) that was red. I likewise found the original color under the spindle assembly while doing repairs. This red color is quiet a bit "redder" than the IH 2150, but very much red.

The burnt orange color is one of my favorite colors on those decks. My LoBoy has a 59 inch deck that I plan to paint the burnt orange color with the guards and skids being the off white.

Looking forward to seeing your pictures.

Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:16 pm



Does reversing the rear wheels give the Cub much more stability?

Mike in Arizona

Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:21 pm

Thanks for the compliment on the mower.

By reversing the wheels, you do widen the distance between the rear wheels, lowering the center of gravity. If you "dish-out" the rear wheels, go ahead and widen front axle, assuming you have the adjustable front axle.

Mon Apr 12, 2004 8:22 pm

Over the weekend I got both of the mowers blasted and painted.
The bottom coat of paint on this mower was the cub yellow so that is what I painted it back .


Mon Apr 12, 2004 8:29 pm

Great paint jobs Ralph. Those mowers look some good :D

Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:21 pm

Ralph, you sure are depressing me with all that good looking paint. It's raining in Mississippi, and stopping Cub-bud from painitng my cub for a while. :cry:

Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:32 pm

Beautiful work Ralph.

Would you have any close up pictures of the pulley system for the LOBOY?

Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:13 pm

I will be installing the pulley systym in a couple of days but here is one before i removed it.