l-54 Lo-Boy snow blade on a regular Cub?

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l-54 Lo-Boy snow blade on a regular Cub?

Postby plowman » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:07 pm

The (1953) original equipment 54 leveling/snow blade (54, not 54A) on my Cub is pretty worn, with a lot of slack at each connection, and several parts bent from 60+ years of honest work. And now it appears that the support spring assembly broke.

So question is: Can I (readily) adapt a L-54 (Lo-Boy) blade setup to run on my standard Cub? I found an L-54 not far away.

I looked at the Operator's Manuals, I think I see that the L-54's front axle hanger may be too short. Perhaps I could use my existing hanger, twisted and bent, from the straight 54 blade. Is the lifting apparatus going to be too short? Will I run into other compatibility problems? Should I just be looking for a 54A blade?

Thanks for your wisdom and experience.
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Re: l-54 Lo-Boy snow blade on a regular Cub?

Postby tst » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:21 pm

yes it works on a regular cub, it will also lift the blade more for extra ground clearance

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Re: l-54 Lo-Boy snow blade on a regular Cub?

Postby plowman » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:14 pm

That sounds like a voice of experience. Any tricks to installation or setup?
Thanks

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Re: l-54 Lo-Boy snow blade on a regular Cub?

Postby Peter Person » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:19 pm

Charlie,
Here are a couple of pictures of Rick Prentice's Cub.
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1957 Farmall Cub "Emory", Fast-Hitch, L-F194 Plow & Colter, L-38 Disc Harrow, Cub-54A Blade, Cub-22 Sickle Bar Mower, IH 100 Blade

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Re: l-54 Lo-Boy snow blade on a regular Cub?

Postby mva1958 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:24 pm

plowman wrote:That sounds like a voice of experience. Any tricks to installation or setup?
Thanks



I installed an L54A on my 1950 standard cub with no problems or extra steps/tricks/mods. Make sure you get a boomerang.
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Re: l-54 Lo-Boy snow blade on a regular Cub?

Postby tst » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:40 am

bolts on just like the regular cub plow

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Re: l-54 Lo-Boy snow blade on a regular Cub?

Postby Clip » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:13 am

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Be aware if you want to grade with the L54, extending the A frame/pressure spring frame helps it reach the bell crank like a standard 54 blade.


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