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What was they thinking!!!

Postby SamsFarm » Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:41 pm

One week has passed by since taking possession of a 1965 Cub Lo-Boy.

What a miserable tractor to mount and dismount!

And what is with the over-under tie rods?

Anyone know why the standard Cub tie rods was not good enough for the Lo-Boy, that they had to make a engineering mess, and reinvent to specific Lo-Boy tie rods?

And......

The fender is in the way of trying to get my paw up to the starter button or the light switch!

Awkward! :lol:

Are they (Cub Lo-Boys) all harder to steer than the regular Cub too?

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Re: What was they thinking!!!

Postby ricky racer » Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:07 pm

Wow, that sounds terrible!! You could drop it off at my place if it would make you feel better! :||): I hate to see you frustrated. :lol:
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Re: What was they thinking!!!

Postby Barnyard » Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:46 pm

ricky racer wrote:Wow, that sounds terrible!! You could drop it off at my place if it would make you feel better! :||): I hate to see you frustrated. :lol:

Yeah really.
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Re: What was they thinking!!!

Postby Eugene » Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:51 pm

One week has passed by since taking possession of a 1965 Cub Lo-Boy. What a miserable tractor to mount and dismount!
I'd sell it to the first gullible person to come along.
The fender is in the way of trying to get my paw up to the starter button or the light switch!
I reach through the steering wheel.
Are they (Cub Lo-Boys) all harder to steer than the regular Cub too?
A lot harder. I'd sell it to the first gullible person to come along.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: What was they thinking!!!

Postby SamsFarm » Sat Apr 23, 2022 9:04 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: What was they thinking!!!

Postby Gary Dotson » Sun Apr 24, 2022 7:28 am

The Loboy has a shorter wheel base, the tie rod change was made to improve steering Ackerman, (ie toe out on turn). Early Loboys with standard Cub tie rod set up will tear the grass up pretty bad. Over / under tie rods greatly improved that.

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Re: What was they thinking!!!

Postby Waif » Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:13 am

They were probably thinking they had to slow sales to crotchety old geezers somehow through engineering.... :lol:

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Re: What was they thinking!!!

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:51 am

Waif wrote:They were probably thinking they had to slow sales to crotchety old geezers somehow through engineering.... :lol:


This crotchety old geezer uses a couple of them, so that plan didn't work!

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Re: What was they thinking!!!

Postby SamsFarm » Sun Apr 24, 2022 12:44 pm

Gary Dotson wrote:The Loboy has a shorter wheel base, the tie rod change was made to improve steering Ackerman, (ie toe out on turn). Early Loboys with standard Cub tie rod set up will tear the grass up pretty bad. Over / under tie rods greatly improved that.


Gary,
Thank you for info.

I used key words to look up and read some on "steering Ackerman" and how it worked!

Waif wrote:They were probably thinking they had to slow sales to crotchety old geezers somehow through engineering.... :lol:


In retrospect the Cub Lo-Boy was short lived and was soon replaced by the numbered series Lo-Boys.

ricky racer wrote:Wow, that sounds terrible!! You could drop it off at my place if it would make you feel better! :||): I hate to see you frustrated. :lol:


I might not be much of a fan of these short tractors, but just as you I would happily accept any that anyone be willing to drop off with me! :)

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Re: What was they thinking!!!

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Apr 24, 2022 6:19 pm

The offset Lo-Boy was in production for 13 years.
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Re: What was they thinking!!!

Postby CapeCodCubs » Sun Apr 24, 2022 10:57 pm

So do you like it yet? Any redeeming features, does it run well?
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Re: What was they thinking!!!

Postby SamsFarm » Sun Apr 24, 2022 11:17 pm

CapeCodCubs wrote:So do you like it yet? Any redeeming features, does it run well?


It does seem to start easy enough, and purrs like a kitten.

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Re: What was they thinking!!!

Postby jsfarmall » Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:39 am

I drove a lo.boy once. Hated it. I'm 6ft 7. I had to clutch with my right foot cause I didn't have enough room to even move my left leg.
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Re: What was they thinking!!!

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:08 pm

SamsFarm wrote:One week has passed by since taking possession of a 1965 Cub Lo-Boy.

What a miserable tractor to mount and dismount!

And what is with the over-under tie rods?

Anyone know why the standard Cub tie rods was not good enough for the Lo-Boy, that they had to make a engineering mess, and reinvent to specific Lo-Boy tie rods?

And......

The fender is in the way of trying to get my paw up to the starter button or the light switch!

Awkward! :lol:

Are they (Cub Lo-Boys) all harder to steer than the regular Cub too?

Bring it over here, Sam. I'm still young and flexible :lol:
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Re: What was they thinking!!!

Postby Cubfriend » Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:55 pm

Sounds like it needs a new owner.
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