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#1 Justpics OFFLINE  

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Posted May 30, 2011 - 02:53 PM

where dose the lift rod (the one going forward ) attacker to. on which side of the tractor
it looks like i have to remove a rod linkage to place this one. can i weld another eye so I don't have to disconnect any other linkage? dont mean to sound stupid, the only open hole is on the right side of the linkage that lifts the mower deck.

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Posted May 30, 2011 - 04:46 PM

where dose the lift rod (the one going forward ) attacker to. on which side of the tractor
it looks like i have to remove a rod linkage to place this one. can i weld another eye so I don't have to disconnect any other linkage? dont mean to sound stupid, the only open hole is on the right side of the linkage that lifts the mower deck.



No questions are stupid.

Here is pics of lift rod on an MF12.
I think there is a difference if on a MF10, as in the rod is straight, but connects at same spot.

What are you working on?

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Posted May 30, 2011 - 05:03 PM

Sherwood, thanks for the photos, just took off the side plate/footrest on the left, saw the holes, noticed that you have two holes for the connecting rod on the actuating lever (2nd photo) do you ever use the lower one?
also from your photos looks like I am missing a spring. Your 2nd photo confirms what I thought, the plans have the arms placed in the wrong location. the distance of the rod protrusion is reversed.

working on the sleeve hitch I fabricated this weekend, for my 74 MF 12

really appreciate the photos , they clarify a lot of questions to me

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Posted May 30, 2011 - 07:12 PM

"noticed that you have two holes for the connecting rod on the actuating lever (2nd photo) do you ever use the lower one? "


No, i've never used that, and can't figure why one would. But there must be a reason for it. A manual should
explain that. Perhaps it's for connection of the rod if the lift is installed on a mf10.

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Posted May 30, 2011 - 07:15 PM

Gear drive and hydro drive are different frame, rear plate is in a different spot and there are 2 different rods, longer bent for hydro, shorter straight for gear drive.
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Posted May 31, 2011 - 12:38 AM

PS, the extra holes will change how much you should be able to lift. Think, fulcrum & lever... The closer to the pivot point, the left becomes easy, but the throw is short. The further away, the lift is harder, but longer.
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