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#1 MNGB ONLINE  

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 08:18 PM

Hi all, found a 88 Simplicity 4212 hydr on CL $50.00 seller said the engine needs work, went and looked at it he said the rod went and he got a used rod installed it and after he got all back together it would barely turn over with a wrench on the flywheel nut. Since I had and exact same engine in the shop I bought it and installed my engine after some carb work got it running good the hydro is really nice a crisp drove it around for some test running and late this afternoon decided to install the deck that went good but I discovered the linkage for lifting the deck was missing called the seller and he said he never had it so after looking in the owners manual I kind of got an idea of how it should be and fabricated some linkage and it lifts but will not remain in the up position, I'm thinking its suppose to over center but it doesn't quite go over center. Anyone have experience with the lift assy and know how its suppose to work?

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 09:13 PM

I've got the Allis equivalent to that. You'll love it, they are tough little tractors. Same frame as an Allis 808GT/810GT/811GT/816GT
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Posted September 19, 2015 - 09:16 PM

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 09:26 PM

Hi CraftsmanGT, thanks for the replies and the picture, what I made looks very close but with a shorter rod maybe I need to lengthen the rod in the fork, does the rod just attach to the lift lever arm? 

Yes I think I'm going to like it very solid well built tractor I know that Simplicity's really mow nice.



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Posted September 19, 2015 - 09:46 PM

Yes, mine is a 90 degree bend with a nut that holds it on to the lift lever. You could use a cotter pin too
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Posted September 20, 2015 - 06:45 AM

That looks in great shape, nice score!



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Posted September 20, 2015 - 04:53 PM

Hi CraftsmanGT, a big thanks for the picture of the lift link, went into the shop this afternoon (after the game) and fabricated one like your picture shows and happy day it works had to tweak the lift lever a bit also. :bounce: :beerchug:



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Posted September 20, 2015 - 06:08 PM

Glad to hear. If you have anymore questions just ask
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Posted September 20, 2015 - 07:52 PM

Also, how do you like the hydro? Mines a 5 speed

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Posted September 20, 2015 - 08:05 PM

I really like it I have a couple other Husqvarna's and a Craftsman GT 5000 with hydro's when mowing a lawn its hard to beat a hydro. The hydro in the Simplicity is a good strong one and much stronger than the ones used in current lawn tractors.



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Posted September 21, 2015 - 03:05 PM

That's good to hear. I've never owned a hydro

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Posted February 11, 2016 - 02:47 PM

Hi all, found a 88 Simplicity 4212 hydr on CL $50.00 seller said the engine needs work, went and looked at it he said the rod went and he got a used rod installed it and after he got all back together it would barely turn over with a wrench on the flywheel nut. Since I had and exact same engine in the shop I bought it and installed my engine after some carb work got it running good the hydro is really nice a crisp drove it around for some test running and late this afternoon decided to install the deck that went good but I discovered the linkage for lifting the deck was missing called the seller and he said he never had it so after looking in the owners manual I kind of got an idea of how it should be and fabricated some linkage and it lifts but will not remain in the up position, I'm thinking its suppose to over center but it doesn't quite go over center. Anyone have experience with the lift assy and know how its suppose to work?

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Your pm with the information & link was a Great help - Thanks


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