I was just wondering how hard it would be to install a factory hydraulic lift on a cub cadet 1250, 1450, or 1650 that currently have a manual lift. I found a tractor with hydrostatic drive but has manual lift, so if I buy the hydraulic lift, are there connections on the transmission or do I need to find another one? I know my grandfathers 1450 has hydraulics front and mid, but can all quiet line series have that installed if the transmission is hydrostatic or does it require a different style. Or is it worth just trying to find a cub cadet with it already installed? Thank You
Hydraulic Lift Installation?
Posted December 29, 2013 - 07:37 PM
Posted December 29, 2013 - 11:37 PM
Matt , all hydrostatics 1450's and 1650's had hydraulic lift from the factory , only the 1250 was a manual lift hydrostatic quietline .
If your converting a 109 ,129 or 1250 to hydraulic lift then you'll need a ported pump since the 109 , 129 and 1250's pumps weren't ported . Pumps off a 149 , 169 , 1450 , 1650 , 782 , 1811 and a few others will be a direct bolt on to the hydrostatic rearend and are ported .
You'll also need the hardlines from the pump to lift valve , lift control valve with mounting bracket and lift control handle , flex lines from the lift control valve to the lift cylinder , lift cylinder and mounting brackets .
The good thing is all these parts are bolt on , and the 149 , 169 , 1450 , 1650 all used the same lift parts , valve , lines , cylinder , mounting brackets , etc .
You can occasionally find a complete 1X9 or QL hydrostatic lift setup on ebay , or you can be on the lookout for a parts 1X9 or QL cub for lift parts .
Edited by Jlaws, December 29, 2013 - 11:42 PM.
- Matt O said thank you