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See Rich Paquette's external hydraulic lift cylinder. This may be of real
value to those trying to retrofit hydraulic lift to their tractor's existing
Click each picture for a closer view
I have been trying to replace the leaking hydrolift cylinder
on my 64 Landlord for a while now. So I came up with this idea, I found an old
cylinder at work and fab'ed some brackets to make it mount along the
side of the tractor. Then i ran new hoses from the original pump assembly.
It works really well and doesn't come close to my leg at all. Best of all,
it is easy to access unlike the original one. This could be an option for someone who would like to convert to hydrolift. Also the rear
lift works as good as before. The cylinder i used is a little long for
this but for this setup it doesn't really matter, unlike replacing the
original one were there isn't any room...