ID'ing my 154 69 or 70?

Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:12 pm

Ive been reading about ID'ing my 154. No plate, engine cast of 10 31 P, #FCUBM 272909. Im guessing its a 69 by the blue stripe on the hood and cast number. Or am I wrong and is it a 70? Ive read 70 started with a black stripe. Were the big balloon tires offered any year? Thanks for the help.

Re: ID'ing my 154 69 or 70?

Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:43 pm

That engine was most likely used after the first of the year.

Re: ID'ing my 154 69 or 70?

Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:39 am

The 154's had the thinner turf tires or field tread tires. The tires and rims were probably replaced.

Re: ID'ing my 154 69 or 70?

Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:16 pm

The high floatation tires were available on any of the number series lo-boy tractors, regardless of year. Narrow turf tires and ag tires were also available. I've seen production/marketing photos of a VERY early 1968 154, with wide turf tires, and a hand-lift for the implements, instead of hydraulic lift. I've never seen one of the number series tractors in person with a hand lift. So, regardless, those wide turf tires were available right at the beginning of the line.

Re: ID'ing my 154 69 or 70?

Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:03 pm

Thank you for your help. Got to cut abandon field next door. What an awesome feeling!! :D

Re: ID'ing my 154 69 or 70?

Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:25 pm

Mine had the year soldered on a plate on top of the radiator.


Tom