Splitting a 154 lo boy

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Splitting a 154 lo boy

Postby tjfives » Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:24 am

Hello all

I was wondering if anyone can give me some pointers when splitting a 154. I am in the middle of the project, and from the manuals and diagrams i think i've got it ready to split, However perhaps it is 30 years of grime, but it doesn't want to come apart.

Any and all suggestions, tips, or techniques would be most apperciated. This is a great forum, and i have found alot of great info, so i am looking forward to your help.

Take care


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Postby Rudi » Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:44 am


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

The only advice I can give you is from what limited experience that I had as a 1st timer.. virginal splitter so to speak :roll: :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: And this applies to regular Cubs not the Number Series Cubs. There are indexing pins which can make it difficult to separate the the tractor.. mostly cause they get a little froze with age.

However perhaps it is 30 years of grime, but it doesn't want to come apart.

I used BBQ degreaser and surprisingly it worked very very well and washed off with water.. Once cleaned it will be a tad easier I would think to see where to hit it with a RUBBER mallet. A few careful taps and a little judicious use of a pry bar (again gently) will get it to come apart. The operative words here are Judicious and Careful

Ok, so here is the spiel Image:

I would suggest that you read this thread: New Members and Visitors, Please READ Prior to Posting. There are many great links to informative pages such as the ATIS FAQ's 1 and ATIS FAQ's 2, The Best of H.L. Chauvin who has written very interesting articles on troubleshooting common problems with your Cub.

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Postby Rick Prentice » Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:55 am

Tim, what exactly are you splitting. The 154 is totally different than the regular Cub. When you lift the engine out, you still have a rolling chassis.

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Splitting a 154 lo boy

Postby tjfives » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:18 am


Actually i am replacing the rearend, tranny and such. So I need to roll that out from under the frame and install another one.

Hope this helps!


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Splitting 154

Postby Dave Hull » Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:04 pm

4 bolts in seat, 4 bolts thru frame into final drives, two large bolts into tranny front-below clutch, remove oil pickup tube and brake connections, certainly need to disconnect clutch and clutch brake levers. Hope this helps
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ps- I have lots of parts too

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Postby Gary Dotson » Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:29 am

My best advice on this topic, is to contact Dave Hull, personally. He's the 154 guy, who will be happy to assist you. I recently did this job on a customer tractor and my guess is that you may have missed the 2 bolts at the bottom front of the trans. I supported the tractor by the frame rails, removed the wheels & used my cherry picker to remove the trans. / rearend. It worked very well & went back together easy.

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Postby tjfives » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:30 am

Thanks for the advice. I got it, as i missed one of the bolts which was burried in dirt and grease etc. once i got that and figured out that both the rear and the frame needed to be jacked it came apart and back together great.



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