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#1 FrozenInTime OFFLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2014 - 10:40 PM

Will the top links I see for sale at TSC work on a snapper 1855A?  Also, where could I find the collars (?) that goes around the rock-shaft for a tl?


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Posted March 24, 2014 - 11:01 PM

Which top link at TSC are you referring to?



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Posted March 24, 2014 - 11:27 PM

I have only seen one cat zero toplink there in a couple years.  Do they more than one?  Cat zero is the correct on for a snapper?  The one I've seen there is probably for a small utility tractor, not a gt.

 

Guess I should ask, what is the correct one for my GT?  Is there one brand better than another or more correct?  I'm out on a limb here, I've never seen an original one so I'm shooting in the dark.


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Posted March 25, 2014 - 05:23 AM

The Cat 0 links are smaller and shorter than a Cat 1. I have never seen more than 1 size in Cat 0 but there are 2 sizes in Cat 1. It may be possible to use the shorter Cat1 version with bushings on a Cat 0 hitch. You'd have to measure one to see. I would think that any Cat 0 top link would work. Perhaps someone with a 16/1855 and a Cat 0 could measure one for you.



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 05:39 AM

I just remember the situation on these top links that you're looking for.

They are shorter than a standard Cat 0.

I'm assuming that the 1655/1855 3pt is the same as a 1450/1650 3pt.

My 1650 was missing the top link, and I used a Cat 0 top link, from

Northern Tools (I think). I shortened it by cutting a section out of the

body, welding it back together, and cutting the threaded ends too.

If that's the route you'd want to go, and can hang on until the weekend, I

can get you dimensions.

 

 I'm pretty sure, that Bob has a supplier for OE top links.

http://gardentractor...arden-tractors/


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Posted March 25, 2014 - 05:48 AM

If it is the 'short' Cat 0 (11 inches closed), it should work for you. That's what I am using on the FF's!


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Posted March 25, 2014 - 08:18 AM

Collar? I have the same missing top link on my 1650.



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 08:50 AM

I have one like Kenny P has and I made a shorter one with this.

 

http://www.tractorsu...le-leveling-arm

 

And two of these

 

http://www.belarusag...AT-0_p_595.html

 

I cut off the shackle ends of the leveler and welded on the ball ends.

 

I like these two better than the original top link. The original has a hex shank and no swivel eyes on it. It tends to freeze up and you have to use a wrench to adjust it.


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Posted March 25, 2014 - 09:03 AM

Here are pics of  the original and how it attaches. The second one is from Oldcowhand. The first one is from another site.

 

 

 

toplink 1.jpg 1655 top link 002 (Small).jpg


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Posted March 25, 2014 - 09:02 PM

Here are pics of  the original and how it attaches. The second one is from Oldcowhand. The first one is from another site.

 

 

 

attachicon.giftoplink 1.jpgattachicon.gif1655 top link 002 (Small).jpg

 

Hard to say for sure, but it looks like about 8 1/2"  C to C of pins, retracted.






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