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#1 Bud OFFLINE  

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 08:35 AM

I have been trying to think up a different lift assist than a sping. The springs work just the oppisite of what they need to. They lift the most when the implement is lower and lift less as the implement is rasied when you need it more. I was thinking of a cam action type. My mind keeps going to a compound bow. They make them pretty short now. Maybe there are some commercial types made. Just wonderering what crossed the minds of other gt owners.

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 08:40 AM

A couple of members have used small HF winches to raise their implements , not sure if that's something you would be able to do on your tractor .I'm sure others will have some ideas for you , Al
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Some owners are using 12 VDC actuators to lift their attachment....But be careful to NOT overload your GT's electrical system.
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 11:26 AM

I'll second the winch idea. You can get them really cheap these days so you don't need to invest a lot of money. The actuators will run you a lot more money.
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 12:42 PM

Either winch or actuator, under 100 bucks either way. If you need float get a winch. If you want down pressure get the actuator. Go to MH81's thread on actuators, I linked the exact one used by Johnny Products. I have also been one of the ones mounting winch lift, but with a winch you need a better charging system. Actuator you can get away with stock charging system.
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 12:44 PM

Please PM me if you need any help or clarification on what you will want to buy and how to wire it all properly.

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 02:06 PM

My Simplicity uses and electric lift (actuator) and I really like it. It's factory but you should be able to adapt something like this to other tractors. I ended up converting my CC129 to hydraulic because the tiller was too heavy. After several hours of lifting and dropping that tiller my arm was shot.
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 04:49 PM

Bigger spring? Different mount point? Some tractors used diff mounts for front or rear implements. A Diff brand tractor with REAL Lift power! Heh! :smilewink:
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 05:07 PM

A Diff brand tractor with REAL Lift power! Heh! :smilewink:

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You know I kind of like the way you think. So simple and effective. :thumbs:




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