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Posted November 08, 2015 - 05:42 PM

Hey Guys, I got a problem and looking for solutions. I just bought a QA36 snow thrower for my 1650. the PO had it on a 1450. hooked up nicely but i can't get it to raise. Seems like I have some linkage in the wrong place, especially under the center cover where the hydraulic cylinder mounts to the linkage.The cylinder worked fine to lift the mower deck so I know the cylinder is good. Does anyone have a QA36 or 42 on a similar machine with pics so i could figure out what I gotta do? Oh and I already checked the Manuals section but the only thing they have is mounting on a narrow frame tractor.. FRUSTRATING!!



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Posted November 08, 2015 - 05:48 PM

Did see on Binder Books i think I need either manual # 1083148 or 1083621



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Posted November 08, 2015 - 06:05 PM

When you mounted the blower before you attached the lift linkage was the blower free floating, I mean did you try and lift by hand to be sure nothing was binding. I haven't mounted my blower in a few years but I remember a few times I had to install twice as the frame got torqued and was revisiting my lift linkage. Sorry not more help but thought that this might be the same issue.

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Posted November 08, 2015 - 06:22 PM

yeah lifts and lowers freely



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Posted November 08, 2015 - 07:14 PM

sorry no help here but hopefully by next weekend I get some free time to put my QA42 onto my 1250.... PO had said something about being missing some kind of "lift link" 

 

I'm also concerned about "only" 12hp being able to handle 42" of snow blower on the front while you have 16HP for "only" 3 ft.... 

 

I'll be watching this so I can be prepared for any pitfalls that I may run into when I get to that point on mine.


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Posted November 08, 2015 - 08:44 PM

Was trying to find a 42". This was an exceptional deal.
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Posted November 08, 2015 - 09:12 PM

Yours being a 1650 it has the powered  lift setup on it, right?  As I remember it was "standard" on 1450/1650 and "optional" on the 1250's.  (I forget whether it is hydro or electric power at the moment but I don't know that "that" is all that important right now)  

My 1250 has the powered lift.

You may be able to answer a question for me, even though you are having issues with the lift. 
When I got my QA42A, the PO had it on a 1100 version of our machines (11HP Briggs, gear drive but still a Quietline)  and he had said that everything was supposed to be there except the "lift link". he had said something about having somehow rigged a length of chain/ I assume to his lift lever (but I didn't get that with the blower)

 

Apparently you got this piece with your unit, what's it look like, and can you provide some dimensions?  As in, does it look like something that could be home made and still work OK, or do I have to go searching for an OEM part? (to work "right," that is)

 

At the moment my machine is sitting behind the house collecting dust and of course leaves too, as I finish insulating and sheating my garage with OSB, and also finish the gas line to the Modine unit heater that I have had hung from the ceiling for too long now as another dust collector///  so that I actually have heat out there to work in this winter.... my garage is worse of a mess than it has ever been with everything pulled out from the walls to center. which is saying a lot for me, because my garage never is that clean and organized for very long anyway...  it's real bad at the moment....         

but what that means is that I have not even really looked at my 1250 since a couple days after bringing it here... who knows, I may well be able to figure it out if I could get some time to work on it.... which has to happen before snow hits.

 

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Posted November 08, 2015 - 09:25 PM

 (I forget whether it is hydro or electric power at the moment but I don't know that "that" is all that important right now)  

 

It's hydro.


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Posted November 08, 2015 - 09:39 PM

Yeah mine is hydro lift. The link I got with mine is nothing more than a piece of 1/2 maybe 9/16 rod with a 90* bent in each end. I can get you exact dimensions tomorrow after work.
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Posted November 09, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Is it pulling on the lift link where its hooked to the rockshaft? If the deck was lifting ok I doubt the linkage under the cover is wrong, more likely its the roll pin in # 6 is gone or broken.http://www.powerzone...10-A/0028100031

 

Also a parts blow up of the blower lift if you need it,http://www.powerzone...20-A/0128200001


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Posted November 09, 2015 - 05:29 PM

The link is 1/2" rod with a 90* bend in each end. I measure 37" Center to Center.

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Posted November 09, 2015 - 06:23 PM

Thanks 48willys! That's a good site I hadn't found yet.

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Posted November 15, 2015 - 08:46 AM

Is it pulling on the lift link where its hooked to the rockshaft? If the deck was lifting ok I doubt the linkage under the cover is wrong, more likely its the roll pin in # 6 is gone or broken.http://www.powerzone...10-A/0028100031

 

Also a parts blow up of the blower lift if you need it,http://www.powerzone...20-A/0128200001

Took me till this weekend to have time to look at it. Actually it was the pin in #3 that was broke. Didn't know it but the mower deck was only lifting on one side. thought it looked odd but was lifting it up so i just left it go. Thanks again for the info!!


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Posted November 16, 2015 - 10:30 AM

At least it was a easy and cheap fix, :thumbs: . I was thinking about it, I think that shaft should have a spiral pins in it not a roll pin, they are a lot stronger . Might want to pick one up from cub and at least have it on hand in case it breaks again.






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