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Posted July 17, 2011 - 10:57 AM

If you can't find an original Sears/Roper top link(which are adjustable), TSC short cat 0 top links work well, I have 2 tractors with those top links. I use a 5/8" x 2" or 2 1/2"(I forget offhand) bolt and nylock nut with a couple flat washers to help sandwich it.
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BTW, they run around $25 or $30 or so.

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Posted July 17, 2011 - 12:39 PM

i've seen guys use these before. i imagine they hold up pretty well to the abuse?

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Posted July 17, 2011 - 03:57 PM

i've seen guys use these before. i imagine they hold up pretty well to the abuse?


They work almost like they were build for it!!

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Posted July 18, 2011 - 05:22 AM

Gibby, could you post a pic like the last one, only a little farther away? I would like to see how your handle clears that seat pan set-up. Seeing the bolt pattern, I have nearly the same rear to bolt to. Mine is an '81 GTV/16. I am still toying with this, just having a challenge figuring where to get the bends to clear the 26X12's as I want to be 20" wide for true Cat 0. Thanks everyone for the pics and info.

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Posted July 18, 2011 - 05:45 AM

They work almost like they were build for it!!

yeah, i was at TSC yesterday and looked at one. it seemed pretty stout up close!

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Posted July 18, 2011 - 05:54 AM

I'll look into one once I am closer to getting something together. Thanks Chopperfreak!

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Posted July 18, 2011 - 06:03 AM

sure brother! yeah i kinda thought they looked sorta weak in the pix i have seen them in, but up close and personal it's a whole different story. very thick and beefy!
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Posted July 18, 2011 - 05:41 PM

Gibby, could you post a pic like the last one, only a little farther away? I would like to see how your handle clears that seat pan set-up. Seeing the bolt pattern, I have nearly the same rear to bolt to. Mine is an '81 GTV/16. I am still toying with this, just having a challenge figuring where to get the bends to clear the 26X12's as I want to be 20" wide for true Cat 0. Thanks everyone for the pics and info.


Let me know if you need any more angles.
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Lowered.
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Raised from the side.
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Gus the wonder dog.
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Posted July 18, 2011 - 05:45 PM

That will work for now, thanks. Give Gus a scratch behind the ears for me, looks like a happy dog.

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Posted July 18, 2011 - 06:30 PM

Nice pics, you really have the weight on there don't you?

All my life, my parents have had buff colored Shepard Dogs. I think they have a wonderful temperament. Give him a treat for me. Looks like a great "shadow" to have following you around.

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Posted July 18, 2011 - 07:48 PM

Nice pics, you really have the weight on there don't you?

All my life, my parents have had buff colored Shepard Dogs. I think they have a wonderful temperament. Give him a treat for me. Looks like a great "shadow" to have following you around.


Weights are from an old exercise machine, 12 lbs each. They fit perfectly on the David Bradley disc. The hole in the weights for the rod that went through them lines right up with an exsisting hole on top of the disc. 120# plus the disc gives your arm a real workout. I see an electric hitch in my future.

Gus is a yellow lab/sheppard mix, and the neighbors dog. Anytime I'm out tinkering he comes for a visit. He catches more field mice than any cat I've ever seen!

Sorry for going off topic. :offtopic:

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Posted July 20, 2011 - 04:02 AM

man, my disc with two concrete blocks for weight is a work out for me and yours has to be heavier than mine!! god bless ya brother.

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Posted July 20, 2011 - 04:26 AM

Gibby, how much spinach do you eat? You've got 120 lbs on top of that disc! You must have that 3-point fine tuned to lift all that.

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Posted July 20, 2011 - 05:18 AM

Gibby, how much spinach do you eat? You've got 120 lbs on top of that disc! You must have that 3-point fine tuned to lift all that.

Kenny , I was thinking the same thing , the lawn between my garage and garden would look pretty bad if that was mine ! I know I couldn't lift it !

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Posted July 20, 2011 - 06:55 AM

I hadn't paid the weights much attention till he posted how much they weighed each. Bet it breaks up the soil good.




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