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#1 Oldford OFFLINE  

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Posted January 06, 2015 - 04:41 PM

Who made GTs with front hydro capable for a snow blade?  The old Armstrong is getting weak.  

 

If it's an old GT i prefer a K single.  For newer ones i prefer a Briggs twin.  Hydro trans a must.

 

I know about Case, Deere 140/314, and old Jakes.  What else is out there?



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Posted January 06, 2015 - 05:16 PM

Just about every brand offered hydro lift,some offered electric lift.


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 05:21 PM

Fords, along with the Jakes. Also Sears FF's had  a front lift setup for the blades. Hard to find the Hyd Angle for those though.


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 05:31 PM

Wheelhorse has Many.  One of easiest to use also in my opinion. Easiest steering tractor out there and turns sharp and one of nicest blades. Even a hydro lift blade might need to be manually turned,but that is even way easy on their blades with long handles and triggers right by you. 


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 05:37 PM

what specific models should i be searching for?



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Posted January 06, 2015 - 06:17 PM

I have only one hydraulic lift GT a case 155 and it is smoooooooooooooth


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 06:22 PM

The c160 I have is an east to operate unit.
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Posted January 06, 2015 - 08:30 PM

In the Bolens line up, all of the Large Frames have hydraulic lift.  The 2-cyl models also have 2 spool hydraulics so you can have a hydro angled blade.

 

For the Tube Frames, all of the hydrostatic models have hydraulic lift, and there was a "Hydro Lift Kit" available for the gear driven models.  That lift kit shows up from time to time on CL and eBay, but they aren't real common.

 

Bolens for the most part used Wisconsin engines for their singles and the Kohler K-Series in their twins.


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Posted January 06, 2015 - 08:44 PM

Most of the Ariens GT series had Hydro lift. And they are quite common in the North East.


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 08:14 AM

Some Massey's had them.

 

Do you have a tractor know? Could an electric actuator be added to yours?


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 08:51 AM

Yes i have a great plow tractor it's just armstrong lift even with the sleeve hitch counterweight i'm constantly wrestling w/the handle to make banks, hard to catch in a pic but it takes me over an hour to plow out the back woodlot.  tractor and i both working way too hard.

See quite a few ariens near me they all have blowers, i'm more into a plow but may check them out, need some relief

thanks for the tips

 

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Posted January 07, 2015 - 09:05 AM

A blower tractor may be your best bet.


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 10:18 AM

See quite a few ariens near me they all have blowers, i'm more into a plow but may check them out, need some relief
thanks for the tips


Those Ariens 2 stage blowers, (based on everything I've heard) are supposed to be incredible...
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Posted January 07, 2015 - 02:49 PM

Ariens made a hydro lift arms in the front. But they sun a Kohler twin
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Posted January 07, 2015 - 09:09 PM

Yes i have a great plow tractor it's just armstrong lift even with the sleeve hitch counterweight i'm constantly wrestling w/the handle to make banks, hard to catch in a pic but it takes me over an hour to plow out the back woodlot.  tractor and i both working way too hard.
See quite a few ariens near me they all have blowers, i'm more into a plow but may check them out, need some relief
thanks for the tips

Might check this out. Looks like its feasible.

I thought you had a blower for that tractor? Wouldn't it be easier?
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