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Posted March 03, 2013 - 09:21 AM

I can't understand the thinking of the designers NOT to have a float system, in the linkages or in the valving itself!  



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Posted March 03, 2013 - 09:28 AM

The only time I actually had this come in handy is when i was mowing the road ditch.I slid in and got high centered. I had the rear forks on and lowered them to lift the rear of the tractor. I then slid a 2x12 under the tire and drove out.



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Posted March 03, 2013 - 09:30 AM

If the 3 point lifts off the deck lift of the tractor, all you need is a slot in the bar that runs to the back...Thats how the smaller 10-16 hp LGTs work....Not sure about the 195



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Posted March 03, 2013 - 09:31 AM

The only time I actually had this come in handy is when i was mowing the road ditch.I slid in and got high centered. I had the rear forks on and lowered them to lift the rear of the tractor. I then slid a 2x12 under the tire and drove out.

 

My Bush Hog JB models have a float position for the 3pt, so the rear can still have down force, or float depending on valve position.



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Posted March 03, 2013 - 10:36 AM

I'd rather the float was in the valve, as there are times when down pressure is needed with different things. If it's in the linkage, you have to add lots of weight to the tool for the down pressure.



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Posted March 03, 2013 - 03:57 PM

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Tom, nice Lgt 195. was that the one on E-bay a while back? They are great machines. I have not had time to start the restore on mine. It will probably have to wait another year. It can be found here: http://gardentractor...t-ford-lgt-195/

 

As for the float, the factory three point has what I believe is a built in “float” on the down arms (don’t know the proper term)

 

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Good luck with the loader, please post lots of pictures, as a loader sure would be nice to put on “next”



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Posted March 03, 2013 - 04:17 PM

If the 3 point lifts off the deck lift of the tractor, all you need is a slot in the bar that runs to the back...Thats how the smaller 10-16 hp LGTs work....Not sure about the 195

 

 

the 195 is opposite of the smaller lgts they raise the deck with a floating link to the rear the 195's 3pt is direct to the piston with a floating link to the mower deck



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Posted March 04, 2013 - 07:57 AM

here is a pic of the rock shaft floaters for the LGT195

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Floaters in float position

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The slotted linkage by the tire is the float for the center lift

Edited by MH81, March 08, 2013 - 11:09 PM.


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 08:57 AM

Welcome Tom.  I'm glad to see your questions are getting answered.  That 195 will be really nice with your loader on.  Glad you joined.



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 05:31 AM

rat 88,  really good idea for floating the 3pt looks simple and effective. I f you add a bolt/pin in front (removable ) it could go back and forth between float and pressured.



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 06:16 AM

rat 88,  really good idea for floating the 3pt looks simple and effective. I f you add a bolt/pin in front (removable ) it could go back and forth between float and pressured.

I had a tab on top for that but it hit the gas tank, so I cut it off. I never got around to the v1.1, wich was drilling a hole in the rock shaft.

Down pressure is pretty touchy on these. It may work where you are now, but 10' later the tires will start spinning. I usually over build my 3 point stuff so down pressure is not needed.


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 06:53 AM

I had a tab on top for that but it hit the gas tank, so I cut it off. I never got around to the v1.1, wich was drilling a hole in the rock shaft.

Down pressure is pretty touchy on these. It may work where you are now, but 10' later the tires will start spinning. I usually over build my 3 point stuff so down pressure is not needed.

By over built, I am assuming you mean they are heavy enough to cut on their own?



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 07:17 AM

The box blade weighs over 200 pounds and the slip is around 150. I have a single row disc that I adapted to 3 point that has a bracket to hold my 4 , 40 pound steel weights I am using on the FF18.


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 07:23 AM

I kinda thought that was what you meant. Got some pics of these implements posted somewhere?



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 07:25 AM

I kinda thought that was what you meant. Got some pics of these implements posted somewhere?

 I dont have any handy right now. The snow is melting so I think I can dig out the stuff and get pics tonight.


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