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#1 Auburn David OFFLINE  

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Posted September 07, 2015 - 09:45 PM

Had a 184 given to me tonight..hope to go pick it up in the next few days.

Guy said he was having trouble with the govenor..I dont know anything at all about these but its a nice looking rig with a belly mower.


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 09:51 PM

Congrats to you dude.
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Posted September 07, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Congrats to you dude.

Thank you..but I know nothing at all about these tractors..I could see it was water cooled..but thats about it.



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Posted September 07, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Should be same 4 cylinder engine as on my Farmall Cub. A lot of those have various screens and orifices in the carb that collect crap... So definitely a god carb tear down and cleaning should be first, and all other fuel systems. I always carry compressed air when I haul my Cub because every now and then I have to clean out a spec of dirt that got through to the carb.

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Posted September 07, 2015 - 10:09 PM

Should be same 4 cylinder engine as on my Farmall Cub. A lot of those have various screens and orifices in the carb that collect crap... So definitely a god carb tear down and cleaning should be first, and all other fuel systems. I always carry compressed air when I haul my Cub because every now and then I have to clean out a spec of dirt that got through to the carb.

Are they decent tractors worth putting a few bucks into?



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Posted September 07, 2015 - 10:11 PM

Are they decent tractors worth putting a few bucks into?

Heck Yes!!!
Any tractor that starts out as free is worth putting a few bucks into. With that mower deck you could sell that thing running for no less than $1000 anywhere in the US.
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Posted September 07, 2015 - 10:17 PM

Cool..good to know..guy went out and got a Zero turn and never even tried to fix the 184.been setting over a year.Said it idled up and down(surged?)



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Posted September 07, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Cool..good to know..guy went out and got a Zero turn and never even tried to fix the 184.been setting over a year.Said it idled up and down(surged?)


Sounds like a governor or carb issue. Chances are some linkage is frozen/sticking and or carb sucking up dirt or air leaking around the carb.
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Posted September 07, 2015 - 10:29 PM

Thank you for the info!


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Posted September 07, 2015 - 11:01 PM

David

 

They are a good mower.  As Casey stated, they use the cub engine.  9 hp if I remember correctly.  Most see service as mowing machines.  Not much hp to do much else.  They do a good job at it.  

 

It's likely a carb issue.  Learn how to clean and rebuild the carb and go from there.  You will like it if you mow lots of grass.  Cubs aren't too bad to work on, so I'd say the 184 won't be either.  There's plenty around, so lots of folks can help you.  Start with you tube and go from there.

 

Remember, its a fairly low power tractor and it could just be fouled with this ethanol gas.

 

Good luck and keep us posted.


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 06:20 AM

David

 

  There's plenty around, so lots of folks can help you.  Start with you tube and go from there.

 

 

 

 

Did you ask your wife if she knew?

A Cub Lo Boy. . .    for free. . .   no one ever gave me a Cub for free!  :ah_shoot:


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 07:32 AM

Are they decent tractors worth putting a few bucks into?

 

Nope, not at all, they are junk. I will put in a vacation request and make a road trip to "dispose" of it for you.  :poke:  :D

 

 

Good score, I would love one of those to mow the field with.


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 07:46 AM

The 184 was the last of the lo-boy series.  They were advertised at 18-19 hp.  It should have a bendix style starter and an alternator.

(although the early 184 may still have had the starter-generator)

 

serial # 43802-46162   built in 1977

             46163-48029              1978

             48030-52339              1979   

 List price was about $5,650

 

We had a 1973  154  It was the wife's favorite tractor.

 

Good luck with yours  and  :wewantpics:      Rick

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Posted September 08, 2015 - 07:50 AM

Nope, not at all, they are junk. I will put in a vacation request and make a road trip to "dispose" of it for you.  :poke:  :D

 

 

Good score, I would love one of those to mow the field with.

I'm closer than he is. If you need to get rid of it sooner let me know!!  

We are headed  for Fort Rucker at the first of Oct.  and would be glad to relieve you of the burden of owning this tractor. :D  :D   Rick


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 10:27 AM

That's a great deal you got, around here in my area, you would be lucky to get a beat up MTD lawn tractor for free. That's a great tractor, I believe the engine is the same as an farmall A, but not sure of that. Noel.
I stand corrected, the engine is the same as an Farmall Cub. Makes me wonder how an 9 1/2 hp engine in the cub, makes 18 hp in the 184 international ? Same bore and stroke ? Must be a difference in carbs, compression and rpms, I guess.

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