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#16 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted March 12, 2014 - 09:11 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum!

I have a Craftsman III (917.254420) with an electric actuator on it out back. IF things work out, I'll try to get some info on how it hooks up for you.



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Posted March 12, 2014 - 11:32 AM

Great!  Thank you KennyP - I was hoping this thread was fresh enough to get a reply.

This simple GT puzzle has turned tedious, as there were not many undermount electric lifts installed, and not much info  I hope this  undermount actuator is a workable 'restoration' effort.

 

Thank you for your effort/help-



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Posted March 12, 2014 - 03:40 PM

I had a look at it. The rear of the actuator connects just in front of the LH rear axle (3-4"). The front attaches to an added assembly that is on the parts pic below, items 17-22.

Mower Lift.jpeg

 

Items 18 & 19 are still available through Sears, part #'s 5948J & 5947J.


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Posted March 12, 2014 - 09:29 PM

Yes - I see,  those parts appear to be attachment points for the actuator, and they are present on mine, so the actuator was probably factory installed on this GT, and was removed by a PO.  I suppose that is reason enough to seek out the Craftsman actuator and restore the original electric lift capability. Does your GT have the manual lift lever installed or removed?  It may be better if it is removed with an actuator installed.

 

Thanks for the update-   I will post pix if I am successful in restoring this feature.  Or, if I must re$ort to a Johnny $leeve.



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Posted March 13, 2014 - 06:30 AM

The lift handle is not on it. I may be able to run jumper wires to it and get you some measurements for open & closed lengths. I plan to use this one so I won't sell it. LOL


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Posted March 29, 2014 - 12:48 PM

I have found an OEM actuator for the sleeve hitch, on eBay. It fits and works perfectly. All the brackets were included, but not used as this tractor already had them installed. I have been able to assemble and try out the new Brinly plow and disc harrow. I am just learning how to work dirt.

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Posted March 29, 2014 - 01:52 PM

I have found an OEM actuator for the sleeve hitch, on eBay. It fits and works perfectly. All the brackets were included, but not used as this tractor already had them installed. I have been able to assemble and try out the new Brinly plow and disc harrow. I am just learning how to work dirt.

Looks like fun. Thanks for sharing the photos.



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Posted March 29, 2014 - 04:38 PM

Looks like you are having fun now!






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