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#1 1949f1 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 13, 2014 - 06:39 PM

I have a 446 and a buddy picked up a snow blower for me and its not complete. Does anyone have good pictures of the mounting including the lift ?  Also can anyone give me dimensions of the lift bar ?  This one is missing and I can fab one with dimensions.

Thanks for any help you can give



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Posted October 13, 2014 - 06:46 PM

What year 446?



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Posted October 14, 2014 - 06:19 PM

This one is 1978



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Posted November 06, 2014 - 01:18 AM

The Onan lift rods are diffeent from the kolher lift rods



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Posted November 09, 2014 - 03:53 PM

The Onan lift rods are diffeent from the kolher lift rods

 

The PO was asking about a snowblower lift bar, not the lift rods in the engine.



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Posted November 10, 2014 - 02:39 PM

The PO was asking about a snowblower lift bar, not the lift rods in the engine.


I never said anything about lift rods in a damn engine. Those snowblowers have a lifting rod on the side, therez 3 different styles because if you have an Onan with a straight lift pipe it will smash into the engine. First design lift rods were straight as they only had kohlers, when the onan tractors came out they had to curve it!

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Posted November 10, 2014 - 09:56 PM

I never said anything about lift rods in a damn engine. Those snowblowers have a lifting rod on the side, therez 3 different styles because if you have an Onan with a straight lift pipe it will smash into the engine. First design lift rods were straight as they only had kohlers, when the onan tractors came out they had to curve it!

Just wondering when was there a 16hp kohler in a 446 ?



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Posted November 14, 2014 - 02:40 PM

There's no point me showing you a picture of mine because evidently I built mine "wrong".  All I did was put my front wheels on a piece of 3/4" plywood and build a rod the right length. The plywood gives me a little down pressure in the lowest position.  But like I said, I did mine "wrong" based on the pictures I have subsequently seen.  Mine kind of winds its way through the steering linkage - I had to put some minor bends in it.  I'm also a little dyslexic so midway through the project it became obvious that I had bent my bar in the wrong direction so I had to adapt to that as well.  It worked out well but about all the useful information I can offer is to raise the front wheels slightly and then measure about 5 times before you start cutting.  Personally I prefer to cut 5 times and measure once but that doesn't always work well.






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