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#1 Watchdog OFFLINE  

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 03:19 PM

A friend dropped by today to have a look at my snow plow project and said I needed a hydarulic lift for it.  It just so happens that he has the lift off a 63 International Cub I could have.  Needless to say I said I'll take it.




He bought the GT this past summer for $100 in running condition.  The lift worked when he took it off.  He also gave me the mower deck as well (no pics of that).




It doesn't leak.  Not a bad freebie, I'm thinking.


I have an idea for my new to me hydraulic lift.  Ever since I read Tahoe's build thread on his loader (http://gardentractor...nd-dump-bucket/), I have had the itch to build one.  So I'm think the lift could be incorporated into my loader build.


Does anybody have an idea how much weight these lifts can handle?  This will help decide where I can use it.





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Posted January 19, 2013 - 03:59 PM

Congrats! Can't beat that price! I can't help on the lift capacity as I often wonder that myself  when planning hydraulic lift options on my GT's. Hopefully someone will have an answer. Good luck :thumbs:

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 05:33 PM

Congrats.  Pretty good price.   Pretty good friend too.

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 05:34 PM

Nice he is a true friend

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 05:49 PM

Your friend is a real nice guy. A hydraulic lift is a nice change from armstronging the blade. I'm not sure if it would have enough flow to operate a loader. I'm sure someone on here knows the answer.

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 05:56 PM

Nice score. :thumbs:

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 06:13 PM

Loader? Would have no travel I wouldn't think and looks pretty light with thin rod. Might work as a bucket dumper?  That pump/tank looks like what they used on early Economy's.  Would think whole system has more value to IH fellas and a shame to break it up.

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 06:25 PM

Watchdog........my address is ______________________________, Winthrop, ME 04364. Go ahead and send over that hydraulic lift and I'll be more than happy to show you my ideas for how you might use it. I'll try to incorporate it into my own project in such a way that I can remove it and send it back......that is if I can remember what your address is. :thumbs: 


That is a serious score. Some go to the movies for entertainment, I'll I need is a freebie hydraulic lift and my mind takes off....plenty entertainment for me to last a go long while. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.


Oh, by the way, please forward my name and address to your friend in case someday you're not home and he needs to unload another "FREEBIE". :D

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 06:42 PM

That was awfully nice of him. That lift is worth at least $200 if it works good. Here is one http://www.ebay.com/...=item460be91a07 It is up to you but I wouldn't use it on your project.

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 06:47 PM

The factory loaders usually say 400 or 500 lbs capacity. The tractors front axle is really the limiting factor in the long run. That CC hydraulic lift probably wont do well because of limited reservoir capacity and a very small displacement pump. You need to get a CC and put it on that for plowing, rototilling and a box scraper. PER is doing an outstanding job of home building a FEL in a thread that started 23OCT12 http://gardentractor...ect-is-started/

Good Luck

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 07:04 PM

Looks like another project in the works.


It's nice to have friends that give you stuff-and it just happens to be what you were needing.



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Posted January 19, 2013 - 07:55 PM

too bad you are so far away; is this 63 Cub an "Original"?  My son could use a deck for his...


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 10:11 PM

I would think the amount of weight it is capable of lifting would be determined by the type of rock-shaft (leverage/linkage) that is being used. You know that you can't move a 1000# rock with a 1 foot long pr-ybar, but you could probably move it with a 50 foot pry-bar...You get my drift.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 04:38 AM

That pump/cylinder was used by a number of the GT mfgs of the time.


 Bolens used for their add on hydro lift for the gear driven tube frames.  It will lift the Bolens snowcaster or tiller with no problem, and those rascals are in the 200 Lb  range. With the Bolens setup, it does get some mechanical advantage. 


In any event, according to the Bolens installation Instructions, that pump has an internal relief valve so if you are trying to lift too much the valve will open anyway.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 05:05 AM

Nice item,congrats.

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