I was disassembling a 212 today and noticed a linkage that went from the lift area underneath to the front of the tractor on the opposite side of the belt tension-er. Has a single bolt pivoting peace of flat steel on the front. Any idea what this is for?
212 Unknown Linkage
Posted May 01, 2014 - 08:50 PM
Posted May 01, 2014 - 08:59 PM
Snowblower/front blade lift. It is referred to as the 'front lift kit'. Sells for about $75 used on Ebay in the fall, typically.
Got mine new off the shelf at my local JD dealer for $29 in 2009. At that time, there was 90 new ones left in stock nationwide. 25 of which were in Atlanta, for some odd reason. Not bad for a machine last built in 1987.
If the engine has a second (outer) pulley on the engine on the right side, it had a snowblower on it at one time.
One of these:
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- JDBrian said thank you
Posted May 01, 2014 - 09:05 PM
Thats It! Had no idea I would need that to install a snow blower. I've had a blade on my 212 several years ago but can't remember how it hooks up now. Thank you.