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#1 tdarin176 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 20, 2013 - 09:32 PM

I recently restored a '74 John Deere 112 electric lift with 46" deck from my grandfather. The machine works great except the electric lift. After a little searching around I found 2 wires(red and yellow) hanging loose underneath. This led me to the lift actuator assembly which I noticed was missing the motor. I searched around and found a direct replacement that I am expecting soon. How does this lift work, I can't see where the actuator attaches to the deck. Does anyone have any pictures of this setup they could post?Also, does this lift work for sleeve hitch attachments(brinly plow). Thanks, tony

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Posted March 20, 2013 - 09:33 PM

Welcome to GTTalk, hopefully a JD guru will be along shortly.

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Posted March 20, 2013 - 09:44 PM

Tony, the actuator doesn't hook up directly to the mower deck. It attaches to the primary lifting lift underneath the frame of the tractor. The lift link is what raises the mower deck. The rear lifting arm attaches to this lift link as well, and runs back between the frame and the transmission through the rear hitch plate. I sold my '72 112 with electric lift many years ago, so I don't have it to take pictures of anymore. Sorry, but this is the best I can do for you. I'm sure someone else will be along shortly that may be able to provide you with a picture so you can see what I'm talking about.

 

Good Luck!

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Posted March 20, 2013 - 09:46 PM

I have a '72 112 with an electric lift, I will see if I can take some pics of the motor/actuator underneath the tractor for u.


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 05:41 AM

Thank you very much!

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 08:41 AM

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 10:14 AM

Darn cold out this morning!  Has not started snowing here yet, but it is supposed to anytime.

 I got the tractor out this morning, took the deck off, and pulled the tractor up on my car ramps to get some pics.  The first couple are looking back at the lift-motor-actuator from the front, and the last couple are looking at it from the side.  I hope these help. 

I did learn something dissappointing tho...it looks like the electric motor is is in the way of a lift arm going back to my integral hitch...I thought about putting the hitch  on my 112, but it does not look like I can.

 

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Posted March 22, 2013 - 06:04 PM

Thanks so much for the advice and pictures. I couldn't have fixed it without you guys!

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Posted March 22, 2013 - 07:04 PM

You are welcome, and that is what it is all about....helping your neighbors.... AND working on some awesome old iron! 

 

I have been changing out the hydraulic couplings on my JD 140 today, 3 out of 4 of them were getting pretty tight, not wanting to work good....then I will put my snow blade on it.  The weather guessers are saying 4 to 8 inches of snow, maybe more... this weekend....hey, I'll take seat time where ever I can get it!






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