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Posted September 24, 2014 - 03:24 PM

Little lift I made for the Craftsman GT5000 from a trim pump off a boat.

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Posted September 25, 2014 - 08:15 AM

Looks very capable. Is it hydraulic?

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Posted September 25, 2014 - 08:21 AM

Looks very capable. Is it hydraulic?

Yes..Its electric(12v) over hydraulic...real simple setup..trim pump a cylinders and lines all from an old boat..I just added a 3way switch.

 I will lift around 350lbs+ and has great down pressure(easily lift the rear of the tractor and rider) 


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Posted September 25, 2014 - 08:22 AM

I just adapted the cylinders to the old manual lift..



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Posted September 25, 2014 - 08:26 AM

You may need to design a float system for that. Plows, cultivators, back blades, etc all have situations where they work better with float.
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Posted September 25, 2014 - 08:55 AM

Yes..Its electric(12v) over hydraulic...real simple setup..trim pump a cylinders and lines all from an old boat..I just added a 3way switch.

 I will lift around 350lbs+ and has great down pressure(easily lift the rear of the tractor and rider) 

I have a set of those. I was worried about bending the shafts on them.


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Posted September 25, 2014 - 09:00 AM

You may need to design a float system for that. Plows, cultivators, back blades, etc all have situations where they work better with float.

Not sure how you could do that with this setup..I have a row plow and a homemade box blade I use with this setup.


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Posted September 25, 2014 - 09:02 AM

I have a set of those. I was worried about bending the shafts on them.

Had this setup for a few years now..I dont think you will bend the shafts on them..lots of pressure holding a boat engine in place as it is pushing a couple of thousand lbs through the water..they are pretty tough.


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Posted September 25, 2014 - 09:07 AM

Not sure how you could do that with this setup..I have a row plow and a homemade box blade I use with this setup.


Is there any way you can loop the hydraulic hoses (in to out)? That would do it.
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Posted September 25, 2014 - 09:39 AM

That is a pretty neat setup.  I used a wench on mine to lift, but there is no down pressure which would be nice at times.


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Posted September 26, 2014 - 05:43 AM

 

I have a set of those. I was worried about bending the shafts on them.

  Kenny wouldn't that be sweet to have those mounted on your mid mount grader blade to use on the side to side tilt ? Then 2 more for the angle !


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Posted September 26, 2014 - 05:59 AM

  Kenny wouldn't that be sweet to have those mounted on your mid mount grader blade to use on the side to side tilt ? Then 2 more for the angle !

I have thought about it, Al!


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Posted September 27, 2014 - 08:47 AM

I am looking for a electric lift for my 2001 white gt 2150 if any one knows ware I might be able to find one i would like to add a few atachments but it seems that the hitch is the first thing I will need8c6e6fb3ecea9ea7d7a01a245e5e1b88.jpg




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