From So. IL

Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:55 am

I've got a nice old Lo-Boy that has given me lots of great service. Over the last 10 years or so I've had it, I've scrounged several implements and have a complete set up that I'm real happy with. This little tractor has done all that I've called on it to do around the few acres we have.

I've never really known what year it was but based on the serial number (11243J) and reference here it looks to be a 55 or 56.

Maybe one of you can tell me a little about it?

Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:27 am

Jerry - Welcome aboard!
Acording to the serial number chart:
your lo-boy is a 59.
Having a variety of implements is good!

Where are you located? (state, city) Not trying to be nosy - just give us a better idea of who may be able to attend local events.

Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:33 pm

Welcome aboard Jerry. Southern Il, proabaly not to far from you over here is Paris, Il....... Mark your calendar, 4/14/07 docfest at my place. cubs, trractors, implements, fellowship from all over midwest sounding like. Should be a day of fun, food, and playing with tractors. :D

Heres a pictures of my 59 loboy, "basketcase" ... 9%20loboy/

Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:47 pm


First, Image to the greatest forum on the internet, and to the Cub Family. You will find that all the folks on this forum are kind, helpful and just full of Cub info and knowledge. They also happen to be the finest folks I have ever met :!: :D

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I truly hope that you enjoy your Cub and that you will be a frequent contributor to the forum. Again, Image to the Cub FamilyImage :D

Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:32 pm

welcome :!:

Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:43 pm

Hey, Jerry, Glad to have you on board! :D

Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:58 am

Hi Jerry :!:

Welcome to the form :D Lookin forward to talking tractors with you :!:


Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:13 pm

Hi Jerry,welcome aboard.

Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:51 pm

Welcome to the forum, Jerry. :D

Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:00 pm

wellcome Jerry :D
I think you have the tractor I am looking for. :wink:

Looking forward to see some pictures :wink:

Gilles :D :D :D

Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:29 am

Thanks all. Nice be part of a good group. I'm near Red Bud, IL and not far from Frederick Town, MO. In fact, those boys at JP Tractor were real helpful when I bought the blade from them.