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Posted March 29, 2011 - 01:55 PM

May be a while, have to round up some 2X1/2 bar stock. Thanks for looking.
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Posted May 12, 2011 - 05:35 PM

Got the vertical pieces, am going to forgo the 1/2" bar stock for 1x1" square tube with 1/4" X 1.5" sandwiched between. I will have a bit of swivel in it for turning. Hopefully, I will have it together this weekend.

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 03:25 PM

Got the sucker put together and it worked real good. Pics for your enjoyment. I have 13" of lift.
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Used it to lift the front of the craftsman II. I put a 30 degree swivel on it for turning corners. Next is paint.

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 03:54 PM

Looks real good Kenny, I might build one of them to put on my Case 444 sleeve hitch cause I could have used it the other day. Had the tractor I was pulling hung on the sleeve hitch and it was hard to turn and to drop it off lol.
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Posted May 15, 2011 - 04:25 PM

I haven't gotten to pull anything with it yet, but it lifted the front of the Craftsman II big time. The swivel should help when turning.

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 04:28 PM

Just a word of caution about craftsman 2's is that they are lighter than the old 60s and 70s garden tractors sp they will lift easier. So go try it on an older tractor for us to see what its weak point is. Cause most of us are looking at it for the old ones I figure.
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Posted May 15, 2011 - 05:10 PM

I'll see about the back end of my Cub. The heaviest tractor is the one with the tow hitch at the moment.

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Posted May 15, 2011 - 08:24 PM

Kenny, that looks great! I bet you never thought you'd hope for a breakdown so you could play huh?

That might even work for lifting so you could wash out the mower easier.
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Posted May 15, 2011 - 09:39 PM

That thing looks great Kenny! I think it'll work like a charm. Awesome idea with the swivel! Should make turns easier. How 'bout some video when you get a chance to try it out!
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Posted May 16, 2011 - 04:47 AM

I don't have a video camera, but I'll try to get several pics of different situations. May be a while , as I have work for a couple of weeks and rain possibly this coming weekend. I need to pick up a longer bolt for the swivel and a nylock nut for it. May add some angle braces from just below the pickup points towards the center. Don't know how far over I can go as the Cub has the widest center section.

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Posted May 16, 2011 - 04:56 AM

Hey Kenny,that looks great.And looks like it should do the job nicely.:thumbs:
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Posted May 25, 2011 - 05:27 AM

Just a word of caution about craftsman 2's is that they are lighter than the old 60s and 70s garden tractors sp they will lift easier. So go try it on an older tractor for us to see what its weak point is. Cause most of us are looking at it for the old ones I figure.

Casey, I haven't forgotten what you said. Work is getting in the way of my tractor time right now. I do plan to pick up the rear of the Cub and move it around to see how it works. Just haven't had time of late. And there will be pics.
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Posted May 25, 2011 - 01:38 PM

Ok cool, I had forgotten too, but anytime is great.

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Posted May 28, 2011 - 03:30 PM

Tow hitch 1, sleeve hitch 0. I tried to lift the rear of the Cub 108 today. Tow hitch did fine. Sleeve hitch didn't.
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Apparently I need to readjust this. Maybe add a little reinforcement. That is 1/2" X 2" material. What do you all think?

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Posted May 28, 2011 - 03:42 PM

Ouch, never would have guessed that. I say you need vertical pieces welded in there to sturdy it up.




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