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Posted October 10, 2015 - 01:55 PM

I bought two rear rockshafts from the Ariens GT series to install on New Holland S-14 tractors (one for me, one for friend). Anyway, installing mine today, and finally decided to eliminate mid and front lifts on mine and only run the rear lift. I installed the shaft as a mock up and the cylinder mount seems too close to the frame... And not line up with the cylinder.... Do I have the wrong rear rockshaft?? I have around $150 in both of these setups... So if I have to modify mine... I will... have to modify the other rockshaft too... I need help...

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Posted October 10, 2015 - 02:38 PM

What do you need in dimensions? Got it torn apart right now.
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Posted October 10, 2015 - 03:02 PM

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Posted October 10, 2015 - 03:20 PM

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The tabs for the cylinder are against the bushing spacer. Tabs are about inch and a eighth off frame to center.
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Posted October 10, 2015 - 03:24 PM

That's how mine are but you can see it doesn't line up with the cylinder.... I dont understand...

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Posted October 10, 2015 - 03:29 PM

In fact, it wont clear the bottom lip of the frame...

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Posted October 10, 2015 - 03:38 PM

Hmm..... What's the spacing at the front of the cylinder? Once you take the cylinder off the bracket on the back would it move over at all?
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Posted October 10, 2015 - 03:39 PM

With the cylinder bracket on the shaft unable to clear the bottom of the frame it has to move away from the frame another inch...

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Posted October 10, 2015 - 06:14 PM

We got it figured out that the NH with a Vickers has the cylinder farther off the frame rail than my S-16 with the Sunstrand.
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Posted October 10, 2015 - 07:12 PM

And it takes two hours to get to this point.
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Posted October 10, 2015 - 07:21 PM

A bit longer than I would have guessed. It is cleaned up good, ready to burn fast. Did you use the press?
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Posted October 10, 2015 - 07:31 PM

Yes Eric, I did use the press after the portable bandsaw, dremel, and file. Bracket was loose on the shaft after I think the first hour. It took the second hour to smooth the shaft, file the holes, and staighten those tabs back out... As I had bent them to heck and back pressing them off the shaft.... I got in a hurry to get it off I decided I could find a way to straighten it later. Trust me, a big hammer, chisels used as wedges, and the press were required.

I should be able to get it tacked in place and test fit tomorrow before I burn it in place solid with weld. I still have to modify the other one for another New Holland S-14.... But I think I got the hang of it now lol.

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