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#1 HALFSCALE OFFLINE  

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 11:15 PM

I was going through the bucket of parts that came with my White GT 1600, and found the brackets for the optional electric lift. I'm missing the linear actuator it's self, so my question is, Has anyone ever seen one, have one or know if the motor sits parallel to cylinder or at 90 degrees like cubs and jacobsens.
All the litature I have list this option for the 960, 860, and 760 ,but there are no pictures showing it. The bracket that goes up front is heavy cast, and has countersunk screws that go into the frame. it sits right under the carb of the engine

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 01:54 AM

I really believed that some one would have runned into one of these electric lifts on a MTD some where, I contacted three different guys i know that owned or worked in shops that sold vintage MTD and while all of them remember putting them on , only one remembers details. What I found out is that the actuator had a right hand motor like the one used on cub and jacobsen, and in the kit they swapped out the Donaldson muffler for the round type, there is a latch at the lift lever to hold it in the open position and on the Whites the side cover has to be removed or altered. It seems people had them put on tractors that had the 2 stage blowers or big tiller.

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 08:11 PM

I wish that I could help you out, but I have never seen one in person. Sorry I can't help you out...

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Posted March 25, 2012 - 06:28 AM

Maybe this manual will help some.

Edited by achomesteader, March 25, 2012 - 06:45 AM.

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Posted March 25, 2012 - 09:47 PM

Great help on the manual !
Now I have to find a cylinder with the correct throw and motor location and enough snot to pick up plow or something.

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Posted April 03, 2012 - 09:58 PM

Did you ever track down the actuator? I would like to see all the pieces when you do..

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 12:25 AM

The correct actuator looks like the one used on the jacobsens, but since there is an adapter and a link hook (which I'm going to have to make any how), I think I can get one from some place like northern tool and make it work and it will still look fairly original




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