the 184 and the mckee 320

IH CUB Lo-Boy Series - 154, 184, 185 Forum -- Questions and answers to all of your Lo-Boy related issues.
Forum rules
Notice: For sale and wanted posts are not allowed in this forum. Please use our free classifieds or one of our site sponsors for your tractor and parts needs.
mastercraft
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 106
Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:53 am
Zip Code: 14201

the 184 and the mckee 320

Postby mastercraft » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:46 pm

So finally after years of hunting for a snolander 320 for the 184, I finally found one last March. I spend 2 weekends ago media blasting it......what a mess, blasting abrasive everywhere. Then on Thanksgiving Day, I painted it with IH RED AND IH White to match the tractor, I taped off all the stickers and I painted all the attaching hardware and last weekend I hooked it all up.........and with the flip of my electric pto switch...........it's alive!!!!!!!!!......The real test will be the snow, the motor is rebuilt in my 184 and when I flip the switch it doesn't even lug the motor but like I said, the snow will be the real test, I have chains for it and I mounted the plow on the back of the 3 point for extra weight and to create the ultimate cub LO-Boy snow- machine!!! And yes mine has the creeper gear....it's a loaded 184....pics to enjoy: sorry for the bad quality, it's an old camera. :)

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Last edited by mastercraft on Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:51 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Bob McCarty
Team Cub
Team Cub
Posts: 11221
Joined: Tue May 25, 2004 8:02 pm
Zip Code: 80501
Tractors Owned: Cubs, MH Pony, Shaw, Allis G, 1934 Silver King, JD LA and LI, Gibson D, David Bradley Tri-Trac
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: CO, Longmont

Re: the 184 and the mckee 320

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:51 pm

Nice job. Now that you've got it ready, you probably won't see any snow this winter.

Bob
"We don't need to think more,
we need to think differently."
-Albert Einstein

mastercraft
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 106
Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:53 am
Zip Code: 14201

Re: the 184 and the mckee 320

Postby mastercraft » Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:08 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:Nice job. Now that you've got it ready, you probably won't see any snow this winter.

Bob

LOL, Isn't that the way it works.........I spent the whole Thanksgiving day weekend getting it ready as well as my Bronco 2 plow truck, as I plow the community I live in.

User avatar
dgrapes59
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 3599
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:05 pm
Zip Code: 45067
Tractors Owned: 1951 Cub, 2-1955 Loboy w FH, a few plows, discs, mowers, blades, carrier & such
Several '61 CC Originals, Cub Cadet 100, several 102's & 122's, 124, various CC options & implements, #1Trailer, 1963 Springfield, JD 770, Ford 8N
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: OH, Trenton

Re: the 184 and the mckee 320

Postby dgrapes59 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:53 pm

Great looking rig!

It should do the job!
David

mastercraft
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 106
Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:53 am
Zip Code: 14201

Re: the 184 and the mckee 320

Postby mastercraft » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:12 pm

it does mow well....so hopefully it will blow well ....lol

Mike H
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 254
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:36 pm
Zip Code: 49945
Tractors Owned: IH 185
Farmall M
1972 SS12 retro fitted
1977 F150 pull truck
1978 F250 4x4 bush truck

Re: the 184 and the mckee 320

Postby Mike H » Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:22 am

that looks awesome
as for snow, if its soggy wet snow
ours plugged up in the chute
we usually tend to have dry/fluffy
snow but not yet this year

great restore job

Mike H

Mike H
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 254
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:36 pm
Zip Code: 49945
Tractors Owned: IH 185
Farmall M
1972 SS12 retro fitted
1977 F150 pull truck
1978 F250 4x4 bush truck

Re: the 184 and the mckee 320

Postby Mike H » Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:33 am

also something we use up here is a piece of 1 1/2 gas pipe across the cutting edge to reduce the chance of picking up rocks [noticed some 22A in the blower].
its used for going across lawns too

Mike H

User avatar
twotone
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 1189
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 6:09 pm
Zip Code: 15132
Tractors Owned: 53 F Cub
73 F Cub
53 Super A With Snow/Grader Blade
193 Plow With Colter And Jointer
144 Cultivators
22 Mower
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Versailles,Pa.

Re: the 184 and the mckee 320

Postby twotone » Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:13 pm

Very Nice!
Know Your Cub, And Your Cub Will Know You.

Tom

mastercraft
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 106
Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:53 am
Zip Code: 14201

Re: the 184 and the mckee 320

Postby mastercraft » Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:13 pm

Mike H wrote:also something we use up here is a piece of 1 1/2 gas pipe across the cutting edge to reduce the chance of picking up rocks [noticed some 22A in the blower].
its used for going across lawns too

Mike H
got any pics on how you did that? I don't plan to have to use it on our gravel lane.....unless we get a deep one......more so out on the community road which is a paved road.

outdoors4evr
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 2686
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:44 pm
Zip Code: 48370
Tractors Owned: 184
Location: Oxford, MI

Re: the 184 and the mckee 320

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:50 am

What a nice looking rig! Great move going with the two stage blower.
I am suprised at the belt ratio from the PTO to Driveshaft. The Model 50 snowthrower had a 1:1 ratio and would barely throw the snow a few feet at wide open throttle. I have no idea what the gear ratio is internal to the blower. I am very sure that McKee has it engineered properly.
I guess if you need it to spin faster you could just switch the two pulleys.
184 w/ Creeper & 3-Point
IH 3160a Mower
IH Model 15 Tiller
IH-54 Blade

Mike H
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 254
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:36 pm
Zip Code: 49945
Tractors Owned: IH 185
Farmall M
1972 SS12 retro fitted
1977 F150 pull truck
1978 F250 4x4 bush truck

Re: the 184 and the mckee 320

Postby Mike H » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:20 am

mastercraft wrote:
Mike H wrote:also something we use up here is a piece of 1 1/2 gas pipe across the cutting edge to reduce the chance of picking up rocks [noticed some 22A in the blower].
its used for going across lawns too

Mike H
got any pics on how you did that? I don't plan to have to use it on our gravel lane.....unless we get a deep one......more so out on the community road which is a paved road.


basically; cut a piece of pipe to fit between the side panels.
the ''fun'' part is cutting a 1/2'' slot the length of the pipe
so the pipe fits over the cutting edge and works as a skid,holding the blower up.
an air plasma cuter works great for this so it does not distort the metal.
then weld 2 small tabs on the end to use as a bolting point to fasten the pipe to the blower.

I will try to get pictures posted
[have not been successful at doing this]

Mike H

User avatar
gitractorman
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 2673
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:35 am
Zip Code: 14072
eBay ID: toysforjake
Tractors Owned: Lots of Cub Cadets!
1951 Farmall Cub
1977 IH Cub
1966 IH Cub
1965 IH Lo Boy
1964 IH Lo Boy
1949 Farmall Cub
Several IH 154 Lo Boys
1979 IH 184 Lo Boy
Simplicity 4416 Sovereign
Simplicity Conquest
Simplicity Legacy 4x4 Diesel
Mitsubishi MT180D 4x4 Diesel
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Grand Island, NY

Re: the 184 and the mckee 320

Postby gitractorman » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:22 pm

Hey Neighbor!
Great looking Cub! I think I saw that snow blower for sale on CL last spring. Glad it went to a good home. I'm anxious to see how it works, but hopefully not till Christmas! I see your zip code is Buffalo, but those photos must be in the suburbs somewhere..... No land like that or pole barns in the 201 zip code! I'm located up in Grand Island.
Nice work!
Bill
Cub Cadets 682, 1811, 1864, Simplicity Legacy XL 4x4 Diesel with FEL, 60" mower, 50" Tiller

mastercraft
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 106
Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:53 am
Zip Code: 14201

Re: the 184 and the mckee 320

Postby mastercraft » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:26 am

gitractorman wrote:Hey Neighbor!
Great looking Cub! I think I saw that snow blower for sale on CL last spring. Glad it went to a good home. I'm anxious to see how it works, but hopefully not till Christmas! I see your zip code is Buffalo, but those photos must be in the suburbs somewhere..... No land like that or pole barns in the 201 zip code! I'm located up in Grand Island.
Nice work!
Bill
Not sure if the guy had it on craigs list, I got it off of Yahoo groups.........not in Buffalo anymore, my brother is though...............the guy had wanted to sell the blower with the tractor/154 model and really didn't want to break the two apart so I had to persuade him with some extra greenback.........I overpaid but something like this that is somewhat rare and this one was all there with no missing pieces and no bad bearings made it the find I was looking for.......I had only seen 2-3 for sale in the last 3 years and everytime I went to contact the seller I was a day late and a few short.

mastercraft
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 106
Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:53 am
Zip Code: 14201

Re: the 184 and the mckee 320

Postby mastercraft » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:30 am

outdoors4evr wrote:What a nice looking rig! Great move going with the two stage blower.
I am suprised at the belt ratio from the PTO to Driveshaft. The Model 50 snowthrower had a 1:1 ratio and would barely throw the snow a few feet at wide open throttle. I have no idea what the gear ratio is internal to the blower. I am very sure that McKee has it engineered properly.
I guess if you need it to spin faster you could just switch the two pulleys.
depending on how well it works or doesn't..lol, meaning lugs the motor, I may do away with the driveshaft underneath and fab a mount set up to put a 12-14 hp briggs on the front of the blower......my Dad did that to his when he had one many moons ago :)

outdoors4evr
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 2686
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:44 pm
Zip Code: 48370
Tractors Owned: 184
Location: Oxford, MI

Re: the 184 and the mckee 320

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:58 am

A 184 with a creeper is more than capable of running the Mckee.
Hope you get to play with your new toy! It looks GREAT!
184 w/ Creeper & 3-Point
IH 3160a Mower
IH Model 15 Tiller
IH-54 Blade


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Lo-Boy Series - 154, 184, 185”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest