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#1 Mike_hh OFFLINE  

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 10:45 AM

Not to hijack this post, could someone help me with this:

I have a 76 b-60. 61-07k801. I have a drawbar hitch and need a new lift cable. I can't find a drawing for the lift assembly that is associated with the model number. Can anyone help me with finding a part number. The cable looks like toro p/n 108144, but the assembly looks slightly different. The cable has a round end on one and a treated on the other. It is about 20" long.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 05:11 PM

Mike,
First off, :welcome: to GTTalk,
Second, i moved your post into it's own thread... it's more apt to get noticed by someone who can help you that way.

Hope someone comes along soon with the info you need. You might check with our Site Sponsors and see if any of them have one.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 05:33 PM

:welcome:
The correct hitch "kit" for your tractor would be model number 85513
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Posted August 20, 2012 - 05:39 PM

:welcometogttalk: all the way from the South Shore :smilewink:

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 06:05 PM

This is awesome info! Thanks! Any opinions as where the most reasonable buy is?

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 06:52 PM

I am not positive of this (please proceed at your own risk :) ) but you might be able to use the 108144 lift cable with a 108145 clevis ~ which is the set-up used on the 1978 & newer tractors with the wider hoodstand.

Follow this link to the parts list for the newer #85515 hitch assembly: CLICK HERE

I have used old car/truck parking brake cables and cable clamps & thimbles to make the lift cables, but I recently "inherited" a stash of old golf cart brake cables and will be using them in the future.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 07:35 PM

I made one from some readily available parts that I bought from the internet and tractor supply.

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This one is for a Commando. It's not a perfect duplicate but it is fairly close. It works like the original which is what was important to me at the time. I also purchased a few threaded end to make cables like the one that you described, but I haven't gotten around to doing it yet.

The most important thing is to make the length the same as the original. Especially on the ones with no way to make adjustments.




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