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Hydraulic lift lever.

Postby Dan Stuckey » Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:49 pm

Just bought a 1972 154 today and all in all in pretty nice shape. Now the hydraulic lever to lift the deck pulls back and works just fine. But to lower the deck, when I push it forward, it takes a ton of force to push it outward to the right to get the locking pin or whatever you would call the rod that is welded to the lever to clear the stop so I can push the lever further forward to lower the deck. Is there any downside or reason I cant bend the upright rod out a but so it will no longer act as a stop. My old 1949 Cub neve had any kind of a stop to mess with to lower the deck. So have others done the same as I want to do or is there a valid reason I shouldn't to this. Tks, well versed on the early Cubs but learning this new machine.

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Re: Hydraulic lift lever.

Postby john2189 » Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:05 am

The rod is supposed to hold the hydraulics in the floating position. It snaps over a round headed bolt or something like that. Maybe the rod is bent
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Re: Hydraulic lift lever.

Postby john2189 » Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:24 am

Sorry I guess its not a round head bolt. Heres a pic from the parts manual. Number 21. maybe the rod is hitting the mounting bolt for number 21?

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'49 Cub (Vince)
'72 cub (Cecilia)
'41 allis B
'42 Allis B
'71 154 Cub Lo-Boy
656 Wheel Horse with 42” sickle mower
C-165 Wheel Horse
Simplicity 20 HP Sunstar
Honda 48” walk behind mower

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Re: Hydraulic lift lever.

Postby Dan Stuckey » Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:03 am

john2189 wrote:Sorry I guess its not a round head bolt. Heres a pic from the parts manual. Number 21. maybe the rod is hitting the mounting bolt for number 21?

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I think #21 bracket is there as a stop for the hyd lever but for some reason it does too good of a job. So I think I will bend it out in increments and see what happens. I’ll report back how I make out.

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Re: Hydraulic lift lever.

Postby john2189 » Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:21 pm

Number 21 is so the rod fits in the notch at the top to hold it in the float position
'49 Cub (Vince)
'72 cub (Cecilia)
'41 allis B
'42 Allis B
'71 154 Cub Lo-Boy
656 Wheel Horse with 42” sickle mower
C-165 Wheel Horse
Simplicity 20 HP Sunstar
Honda 48” walk behind mower

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Re: Hydraulic lift lever.

Postby john2189 » Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:24 pm

The deck should lower long before it contacts 21
'49 Cub (Vince)
'72 cub (Cecilia)
'41 allis B
'42 Allis B
'71 154 Cub Lo-Boy
656 Wheel Horse with 42” sickle mower
C-165 Wheel Horse
Simplicity 20 HP Sunstar
Honda 48” walk behind mower

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Re: Hydraulic lift lever.

Postby Dan Stuckey » Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:07 pm

So like I said, this bracket stopped the lever from lowering the deck. Had to really push it to the right super hard to get it past the bracket to lower it. I mean real hard.

So went to bend the upright pin outwards and needed some heat for a little help. Got it out and out of the way of the bracket and all is well. Up and down with just normal effort. Looks like the bracket is somewhat adjustable by loosening the bolt and sliding it. Wonder if it was adjustable to stop the downward position to were you might want the deck to stop repeatedly, short of the whole way down. Just my guess


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