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#1 hondacivic247 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 14, 2015 - 06:58 AM

New to the forum I got a ford lgt 18h I've gone through got running awesome love the tractor. It needs a 3pt so I couldn't find a oem part so I looked around and came cross a white GT2055 that had a 3pt bought it with all the arms and links and rock shaft. Ran into a few problems the white has either different offset wheels or narrower tires. Cause the lifting arms that connect to the rockshaft hit the tires. Which I planned to buy longer wheel studs and space the wheels out a inch more on each side.

Next problem was I'm not sure how the linkage to rock the rockshaft mounts with the oem setup. The white GT had the pivoting arms on the back upper left side which I would need to notch out the rear plate where the center link is to slide the bar in but it seemed like there's so much poo on the left side it wouldn't fit. It's 1/4 thick steel that's 2in wide. I was going to flip the rock shaft over and mount it on the right side to the deck lifting mounts towards the back of the tractor.

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Posted September 14, 2015 - 07:25 AM

Try taking the back tires off and turning them around!


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Posted September 14, 2015 - 07:30 AM

Welcome to GTT. There is usually a way to adjust the width of the rear tires. Check our Manuals Section for the manual. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted September 14, 2015 - 09:04 AM

Good idea that should space them out pretty well it may look silly so I may end up still using longer wheel studs with nuts behind in front of the hub so there not sticking out crazy far. I still need a picture of where the OEM 3pt hooks up to the front rock shaft and a picture of the linkage they used I may need to fab up a new one or mount mine on the right side of the tractor

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Posted September 14, 2015 - 09:06 AM

I also just picked up a 42" single stage blower for it with manuals lift linkages and belt tensioner/brackets been repainting it to make it look new. Unsure of the hours on the machine but they got to be low with how well it runs. The hour meter has dust all in it but you can see the thousands spot still has a 0

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Posted September 14, 2015 - 09:07 AM

I'll post more pictures of the tractor tonight. I really love it but hate how there's no rear pto or shaft drive pto on the machine would like a big bolens or ariens gt

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Posted September 14, 2015 - 10:07 AM

If it is setup like my GT18H Lawnboy the rockshaft attachment point to the cylinder is on the left side and fits just under the back plate on the rear of the tractor.



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Posted September 14, 2015 - 02:48 PM

Victor can you post a picture of the linkage and where it posts to the rockshaft

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Posted September 14, 2015 - 06:09 PM

Here's a picture of the steel lift linkage going to the front rock shaft on the white gt 2055 it's the 2" grey bar is that like how the lgt 18h is setup Victor
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Posted September 14, 2015 - 06:09 PM

It's the part with the pointy triangle fyi

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Posted September 16, 2015 - 09:29 AM

hondacivic247 I can't see any of the pictures you are posting for some reason.

 

Yes, I will get you some pictures of where the rockshaft is connected to the linkage.



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Posted September 16, 2015 - 03:52 PM

I hope you can see the left side of the rockshaft where the linkage is going up under the rear cover.

 

Look just left and below where the center link is attached.

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Posted October 09, 2015 - 04:24 AM

Hey vic can you post a picture of the rockshaft and how they have it mounted to the back end. And also the linkage that runs up front I want to see what they used. I just picked up a lincoln ac/dc welder and been welding so if I have to I'll make my own now

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Posted October 09, 2015 - 09:06 AM

I keep looking at that picture and I can't figure out how they mount the 3pt rock shaft or the linkage to up front to lift it.

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Posted October 14, 2015 - 02:06 PM

Hey Victor can you post the picture of the rockshaft and linkage for me so I can figure out how ford did it. Thanks




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