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I've noticed in pics of some of the later model 4 wheels, they use springs to assist lifting the mower deck. I have the springs and clasps for use on my snowblower. I can tell that I would need to mount studs in the existing threaded holes, and from the pics, I think I see where it mounts to the deck (there's an unused hitch point with two pin-holes per side). But it doesn't seem like that point would help with the lifting. Does anyone have a pic of the springs mounted on their tractor?

(Sorry, kinda a convoluted post... thanks in advance.)
 

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Your tractor should have hydraulics on it so there is no need for the spring assist. It was made to help raise the deck on tractors without hydraulics.
 

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The GRAVELY Lift Assist Kit springs install using "studs in the existing threaded holes" on sides of frame & via connecting links to the "unused hitch point(s) with two pin-holes per side". And YES, this geometry doesn't provide a lot of mechanical advantage.

However, despite GRAVELY's recommendation for use w/manual lift, their advertising frequently shows the Lift Assist Kit installed on hydraulic lift tractors. I'd presumed the 'Assist' also provides some help in antiscalping.
 

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Your tractor should have hydraulics on it so there is no need for the spring assist. It was made to help raise the deck on tractors without hydraulics.
I sure wish I had hydraulics! Unfortunately, I'm all manual.

Banger,

Thanks for confirming that.

Does anyone have a pic of the linkage that connects the spring to the deck hitch points?
 

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It is not realy linkage just a piece of steel about 4 inches long, with 2 holes. One goes over the pin on the deck and the other is for the spring to pass thru. ED
 

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It is not realy linkage just a piece of steel about 4 inches long, with 2 holes. One goes over the pin on the deck and the other is for the spring to pass thru. ED
You wouldn't happen to have a picture, would you?
 

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I went out this a.m. to get you a picture. Instead I made you up a pair, They are the same as the stock one but a little thicker. They should work the same as the original I copied. If you send me your address I'll send them out asap when you get them send me a check to cover the postage and whatever you think they are worth. I'm in northern Ma. Happy mowing Ed.
 

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Ed,

That is extraordinarily generous. Thank you very much.

You have a PM!

:thanku:
 

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Sorry I've been late getting back to this.

I received the brackets from Ed in the mail. Excellent workmanship! They fit perfect and do exactly what I want. He even went as far as to paint them red!

Ed, you are a gentleman. (payment went out yesterday -- sorry for the delay.)

For anyone interested -- here are a few pics.

Again, thank you Ed!
 

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