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john hager
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Username: Johnssoftail
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Registered: 1-2009
Post Number: 3
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 4:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can someone give me an overview on converting a manual lift 212 to an electric lift ? besides the actuator, left side panel with all the switches, levers and solenoids. what else is required, such as linkages etc... ? thanks
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Roy Fisher
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Username: Lissakay7
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Registered: 12-2008
Post Number: 26
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 5:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thats a good question. Also, does anyone know if you can adapt,easily, electric lift from a 112 to a 212?
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Rodney Mills
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Username: Farmboy
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Registered: 4-2008
Post Number: 42
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 5:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've had the same thought. Even with the helper spring my tiller is HEAVY!! I looked for actuators but wasn't sure which one fit the bill. I'll watch this post closely. To bad the HYD and Electric lift kits sell for more than the tractor for some crazy reason.
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stephen shiery
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Username: Sashiery
MO
Registered: 12-2006
Post Number: 750
Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 7:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rodney, have you tightened up the helper spring? It adjusts.

If you guys keep talking like this, I will be even more tempted to sell my 200-series hydraulic lift setup that's laying in my shed. The 200-series setup is different from and probably not compatible with the 110/112 series.

I could take some measurements if you want to buy an actuator, a dpdt switch, and a couple solenoids and hook up a really basic custom setup. The actuator needs to be rated at 1000+ pounds; that's the kicker.

The John Deere setup uses limiter switches on the rockshaft to make the lift lever indicate how far the lift system is in its travel.
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Terry W
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Username: Terry246
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Registered: 11-2005
Post Number: 392
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 8:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

John,
I have 2 documents that explain how to install the electric lift on 200 series tractors. One covers an early model the other a later model. The documents are in PDF form and are somewhat large in file size. I can email them to you if you would like.
I also have an electric lift for a 200 series tractor that I will probably never use.
Terry
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john hager
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Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 8:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Terry, I would appreciate if you would send me the files.

John
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Mark Greiner
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Registered: 2-2009
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Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 8:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Terry, I also would appreciate a copy.

Mark
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Rodney Mills
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Username: Farmboy
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Post Number: 43
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 9:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Stephen
I've got the spring as tight as it will go, it does help quite a bit but its still takes quite a bit of effort to pull up the tiller. I've tried different combinations on my lift linkage but nothing seems to help. Hyd would be my first choice but with electric I could collect parts a bit easier and fab something up.. maybe i'll have time this summer to look into it.. where would i find an actuator rated at 1000lbs?

Rodney
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Roy Fisher
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Username: Lissakay7
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Registered: 12-2008
Post Number: 29
Posted on Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 8:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Terry, If i could, Id like one also. Thanks
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Terry W
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Username: Terry246
WV
Registered: 11-2005
Post Number: 393
Posted on Sunday, March 01, 2009 - 7:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

John, Mark, and Roy, I sent these to each one of you.

Hope to load these and a few more 200 series files up to another members site in a day or two. Anyone else wanting these please check back later.

Terry
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Terry W
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Username: Terry246
WV
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Post Number: 394
Posted on Monday, March 02, 2009 - 7:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

These files will be on www.wfmfiles.com in the next couple of days.
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Bika
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Username: Jbsdeere
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Registered: 6-2009
Post Number: 15
Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 3:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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