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Posted June 16, 2012 - 06:32 PM

There is a whole lot going on in a very small space there, Keith! Looks good!

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 11:39 AM

A few shots of the updated rocker assembly installed on my 125 .

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 12:06 PM

Keith, amazing work you're doing there. Wish Sears had something like that, the 3 point works well enough, but that looks so much less like work to use.

I was reading back thru, but didn't see... Does it have positive down pressure?

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 12:11 PM

Keith that looks fantastic! I'm thinking those 2 options (PTO and hitch) could turn a plain mower into a real GT workhorse. Great work and if I land a Ford GT I'll be seriously considering these.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 12:35 PM

Thanks guys, it does have a certain amount of float, but it will lift the tractor up if you want it too ;) you just need to be sure that lift bar is rugged enough, tje one on mine is made of tool steel, doesnt bend very well, and cant be welded very well, so that app seemed a good place for it.
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Posted June 24, 2012 - 12:36 PM

That looks great, Keith. An awesome setup for sure. Gonna have to save the pennies for one of those.

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Posted August 10, 2012 - 11:35 PM

A few shots of the updated rocker assembly installed on my 125 .


Keith

I've been following this link with great interest since I just purchased an LGT165 that the PO put a Craftsman 3-point on...however, either he didn't sell me all the parts, or he didn't finish it.

I've posted pictures of it in another post. I would appreciate it if you would take a look at it and tell me what I have there... besides a mess!!

Thanks,

Steve

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 12:22 PM

That is some great work ya doing there Kieth

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 12:47 PM

Wish I could buy one of these. It would be a great addition to have.

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Posted October 11, 2012 - 03:53 AM

Well the " light version" works wonderful ! It has been totally abused and held up wonderfully!
It will work flawlessly with the tiller with nothing needed!! Just remove the lower arms and install. I opted to lift the tiller with the rocker shaft arms via chains to the tiller , but you could just un-hook the lift linkage to rocker from the front acc. Lift arm and attach this to the tillers lift arm.
This hitch is universal and fits all the LGT models from 72-83. Open or closed sides. As for the pto your on your own ... I can give you general help but making the components are out. It requires custom fitting the way I did mine and is a TON of work. And only works on the open side gen. With solid engine mounting. If you have already have the pto on your rig then your in great shape as this unit will bolt right on .

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Posted October 11, 2012 - 04:07 AM

That's cool! What are the issues on the closed side PTO? Or there too many to list?

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Posted October 11, 2012 - 04:15 AM

Front pto bracketry and the mounting points down the frame mostly. Because the motor is flopping around it makes the shafting a bit tricky. Any boo-boos and you could have a disaster on your hands.
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Posted October 11, 2012 - 04:40 AM

Yes, the motor does bounce around a bit, but the other 3 bearing points mounted to the frame keeps my shaft really smooth running. I did spend quite some time adjusting it to turn very easily by hand before I hooked a belt to it, though.

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Posted October 29, 2012 - 07:01 PM

Making a large batch of 3 point hitches as I type . Should have a pile of parts tomorrow to start welding up for the rocker assemblies.
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Posted November 01, 2012 - 07:00 PM

Got a pile of parts made and started welding up the pto side brackets , made all the pivot tubes as well. I need to drill these for grease fittings before welding them in. Still waiting on some 3/8x2" stock for the rocker shaft arms.
There are a lot of parts in one of these assemblies!




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