I recently purchased this old 74 Gilson 16hp with loader. Runs, drives, loader hydros work. It should be a great little mulch mule and general yard work horse. I have a bunch of parts that came with it, and it appears included in this tub of parts is a second hydraulic pump and cylinder originally for the hyd. deck lift. While I have no interest in a hyd deck lift, I would be interested in a hydraulic 3-pt hitch, with PTO shaft at the rear. I know they made tillers for these, and I think they ran off the front PTO. With the manual downloaded, I think I can figure out the hyd. pump and cylinder, and I think I can create a link to the rear to push a hitch up and down. Unfortunately, I haven't seen a manual for a Gilson tiller. What I would like to have is photos of the connections, shaft, etc. any carrying bearing locations, pivots, etc. between the front and rear so I can create the rear PTO set up. If anyone has a similar tractor, and would be so kind as to share...I would be appreciative. Maybe I might have a part you need and can be of assistance in that regard.
Cheers and thank you in advance,