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International Cub 185 Lo-Boy, 1975, from classified ad
Model history
Model introduced 1974
Model discontinued 1976
Model status Discontinued
No. produced 6,347
Preceded by International Cub 154 Lo-Boy
Superseded by International 184
Engine Specification
Engine make International
Engine model C-60
Fuel type gasoline
Power hp 18
Governed rpm 2300
Displacement cu in /(litre) 60 ci
No. of Cylinders 4
Bore in (mm) 2.625 in
Stroke in (mm) 2.75 in
Cooling system water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type sliding gear
Gearbox make International
Forward 3
Reverse 1
Drive 2-WD
Linkage Category Unknown
Tyre Sizes (std/options)
Front 20x8.00-10 2-ply
Rear 13.6-16 6-ply
Tractor Dimensions
Length (inches/metres) 94 in
Width (inches/meters) 52 in
Height (inches/meters) 49 in
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 1620 lb
Turning circle (nominal) inches/meters 18.5 ft
Wheelbase 64 in
Other info
Factories Louisville Works, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Plow rating
Approximate Cost new in (year) $3820 (1976)
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For the Cub garden and utility tractor range, see Cub Cadet.
For the standard Cub, see Farmall Cub. (1947-64), International Cub (1964-1975), and International "New International Cub" (1975-1979)
For the earlier Lo-Boy, see International Cub Lo-Boy. and International Cub 154 Lo-Boy
For the Lo-Boy successor, see International 184.


The International Cub 185 Lo-Boy tractor was built by International Harvester in the USA from 1974-1976. It featured a 18 hp (13 kW) IH engine.

Model HistoryEdit

For company history see

Main article: International Harvester

The International Cub 185 Lo-Boy replaced the International Cub 154 Lo-Boy. The styling was unchanged except for painting the grille surround white instead of yellow, but an increase in governed engine speed to 2300 rpm boosted the power output to 18 hp.

SpecificationEdit

See infobox for basic details

  • Standard tires
    • Front: 4.00-12 4-ply
    • Rear: 8.3-24 4-ply

Variations and Options Edit

  • Touch-Control hydraulics with 3-point hitch
  • 2-speed creeper gearbox
  • Optional tires
    • Front: 20x8.00-10 2-ply turf
    • Rear: 13.6-16 6-ply turf

Time-lineEdit

  • 1947 - Introduced as the McCormick Farmall Cub
  • 1955 - Low Boy Cub introduced in USA (lowered for stability in mowing applications)
  • 1955 - European version built in St. Dizier, France
  • 1958 - French built Super Cub with higher power introduced in place of Cub
  • 1964 - French built Super Cub discontinued, McCormick name dropped in favour of International Name in US
  • 1967 - Farmall name dropped
  • 1968 - "Cub 154 Lo-Boy" introduced
  • 1974 - "Cub 185 Lo-Boy" introduced
  • 1977 - "International 184" brought out
  • 1979 - Cub production ends after more than 322,000 built in US and more in other countries.

Serial Numbers Information Edit

Year Serial no. run
start[1]
Serial no. run
End[1]
Number Built -
1974 37001 37315 315 Calculated
1975 37316 41240 3925
1976 41241 43347 2107
Total built 6347

PreservationEdit

Gallery Edit

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Updike, K., Farmall Cub & Cub Cadet, MBI, 2002, ISBN 0-7603-1079-3

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