Posted December 30, 2010 - 08:04 PM
Posted February 01, 2014 - 08:34 AM
Posted February 01, 2014 - 12:31 PM
I must be the rotten tomato in the batch because I like the electric lift on my 7117.
Maybe I'm just getting too old for fast things anymore. Hydraulics in the SD winters can be painfully slow when
it's below Zero outside. Usually by the time they warm up enough to speed up I'm done with what I'm doing.
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Posted February 01, 2014 - 04:10 PM
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Posted February 01, 2014 - 06:03 PM
I think it would have the power to do it, but does yours have the front attachment lift inside of the brake pedal? I know if I had a snootfull in the blower on the Homelite T15, it would really grunt. The lifting point is off center enough to notice, I should say.
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Posted February 01, 2014 - 07:17 PM
I love my electric lift. Yes its slow, but you learn to "Lead" the lift and start a bit sooner, if you know what I mean. I even got a second switch for mine and mounted it on the hydro lever for one handed lift on the fly. Works great.
Do you have a picture of how you mounted that Littlemarv? I have been thinking of that also. I had thought of going with a rocker switch with a coiled cord ! I also like the electric lift on my Homelite. I don't have a blower or bucket but the blade lifts easily even with a bunch of snow caked on it. It is slow but if you anticipate it should be easy to do. Thanks. Roger.
Posted February 01, 2014 - 07:42 PM
The switch on the hydro control sounds like an excellent idea.
Use an electric winch to lift the blower on the tractor in my Avatar, It is slow but that is very heavy blower and I'm glad not to have to do it by hand.
Edited by Cvans, February 01, 2014 - 07:46 PM.
Posted February 01, 2014 - 09:27 PM
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Posted February 01, 2014 - 10:47 PM
Here are some pictures of how I modified by 416H last winter. I welded some light boxes on either side of the seat. I put work lights in the front and the back. The armrests flip up to reveal a toolbox in the left one and a switch panel in the right one. There is a fuse panel under the switch panel. I put one electric lift switch in the switch panel, along with headlights, front work lights, and rear work lights. And a few spots for future use! While I was at it, I wired another switch in paralell and mounted it on the hydro lever.
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Posted February 01, 2014 - 10:48 PM
Posted February 01, 2014 - 10:55 PM
So heres all the pics pertinent to the lift lever switch, and pictures of the finished tractor. It is awesome to not have to take your hand off the hydro lever, to run the lift. I put a switch in the panel on the right side so you can face backwards with rear mounted implements, and adjust as necissary.
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Posted February 04, 2014 - 09:38 AM
Man, that is pretty darn slick!! Did you fab the fender boxes or get them from something else?? I would love to have a pair on mine.
Posted February 04, 2014 - 11:38 AM
I'm another one who likes the fender boxes. Neat idea.
Posted February 04, 2014 - 01:50 PM
Posted February 05, 2014 - 09:24 AM
Do you have a metal break that you bent them on??
I have to figure out how to get at least the main body of the box, I could fab up the rest.