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Posted January 07, 2015 - 09:59 PM

I have a bolens HT23 that has one port in front and then has the hydraulic belly lift. I just got my blade set up today, it's real nice and easy to control.

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Posted January 08, 2015 - 12:46 PM

Might check this out. Looks like its feasible.

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

This tractor never had a blower, can't imagine trying to lift one, the plow is bad enough.  Plus nobody seems to have bearings for the old Jake blowers any more.  Also i can use the plow in summer and it's a lot easier to remove & store.


So i'm basically a plow guy but need to upgrade to hydro lift, it comes down to what i can afford nearby.  Might start w/a blower then look for a plow down the road, will see what i can find. 

Edited by Oldford, January 08, 2015 - 11:19 PM.



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Posted January 08, 2015 - 01:54 PM

Are you able to put assist springs on to help aid the effort for the armstrong lift? Hydraulic lifts on tractors is an awesome thing though. I gotta admit though that the snow blower on my Massey MF12 is extremely easy to lift now that I put more tension on the springs. 


You could also get an electric actuator and fit it to the lifting system. Would be slower than a hydraulic lift but still may be worth considering.

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Posted January 08, 2015 - 05:33 PM

I added a couple springs from an old trampoline. BIG difference
Less down pressure tho.
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Posted January 11, 2015 - 10:48 PM

From Massey, MF14/16 and MF1450/1650 all came with single cylinder Kohlers. The MF1655/1855's came with Onan twins. The MF14 and 16 had one lift cylinder for everything. The 1450-1855 all had 2 valves with provision for a third, but only one cylinder for implement lift in the base configuration.


For your tractor, get a GM remote power steering pump, a cylinder and a valve and fab up a small 2 quart reservoir. If you also want to angle the blade, 2 cylinders and a 2-spool valve set. The most expensive component is going to be the lines and fittings

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