Doug, on that setup I did, the bottom of the cylinder is 8 1/2" off the ground. The cylinder
is 10" pin center to center when retracted. That Princess cylinder isn't going to leave you
much ground clearance, unless you can figure out some fancy bracketry for the rod end
Thanks Will the next step for me is to get a cylinder and see if I can get it to work, I know I need a compact one like you say.
Possible solutions; lay the cylinder down under the seat a la 1450-1855 tractors, or, along the outside of the frame and behind the tire as I did with my 12H (if clearance allows). I used a 1.5 X 8 cylinder on the 12, with a longer bellcrank for the rockshaft.
Thanks Bob mounting the cylinder horizontal outside the frame, inside the tire I think would work to, like you say.
Here's a pic of one I put on my 14 worker. I still had to notch the fender a bit
to make clearance for the rockshaft arm. Seems the 1450-1855 fender is a bit shorter.
If you mount the cylinder like this it has to pull in to raise the arms instead of pushing out to raise the arms.
I think the cylinder has more power pushing than pulling.
I know that the 1450-1855 use this setup, cylinder pulling in to raise the arms.