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This is what I came up with this morning to slice the lawn so I could run power to the top and end of my driveway so I can install some lighting before winter shows up, Worked pretty good with the down presure from the hydro- lift .I had just threw the disc in the steel dumpster last week on a cleanup rampage and woulden't you know I had to go dig it out this morning The other parts came In handy too What did they come from ??












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MPH
Pretty cool Paul, but you should know better then to throw good STUFF away.:D Looks to me like you scraped out a tiller for the hitch and lift. The vertical straps could be hitch irons but look a little beefy and I don't see any unused holes.

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ghwrenchit
Ohhh.... you should'nt have done that, good think'in!! I love it!! Serve's the purpose well. Now I'm thinking of a single disk lawn aerator with poker's on both sides. Would take a little longer... but driving it is what it's all about, right? Could be cutting the lawn while aerating at the same time, without the dreaded trailer effect.... Ahhhhhhh you are the man!!! Greg

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ghwrenchit
Paul, I did'nt think about the "down pressure issue". Does that lift rod run thru the tractor chassis all the way to the lift shaft in the front? My Sovereign only has a lift cable. Does anyone know if a rod was usable on this model? Greg

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IronPony
I don't like to pee on anyone's parade but code for buried electric cable is at least 18" some areas 20". This is a safety issue. Most domestic digging for flowers etc is less than 18" deep so the shovel won't hit the buried cable. Still, all in all an easy way to run your cable. Dan aka IronPony

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Originally posted by ghwrenchit
Paul, I did'nt think about the "down pressure issue". Does that lift rod run thru the tractor chassis all the way to the lift shaft in the front? My Sovereign only has a lift cable. Does anyone know if a rod was usable on this model? Greg
Paul, I'm really curious about this question. Thanks Greg

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BLT
I have three lift rods because of down pressure. I have been straightening the original rod as I only use it now with the tiller. The little bit of bend that the rod goes in, make a big difference on tiller depth.

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ZippoVarga
Great thinking Paul! I've buried telephone line and cable at shallow depths but I'm with Dan on the code issue. That would really suck if you whacked it with a spade or an aerator spike. It's on a GFI circuit right? Have you given thought to using DC lights with a converter mounted at the breaker box? I don't think the DC power lines have to be burried per code and you'll save $$$ in the process. Just MHO.

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FastPaul
Greg the lift rod dose run from the middle to the rear on these vintage tractors I've never had one bend either . With the hydo lift it will pick the back wheels of the tractor of the ground Guys I appreciate your concern about the wire only being buried 3" but I had to deal with my irrigation lines and a mint lawn that I don't even let my kids play on ( they play Football out back in the field) Boy how anal can I be C !! Anyway I'll be very carefull to remember not to dig a hole in the middle of my yard LOL Thanks for your replies It did work quite well and saved a lot of time :D:D

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Paul, Thanks for the lift update, and I agree. I did the same thing by hand, 4-6" deep, 100 plus foot for a pool pump outlet on a GFI at the house. I think as long as you know its there, and can manage who's doing what, when, (sounds like the case if only you and the Simplicity are allowed on the turf...:D:D:D), and you are not crossing a utility easment, its probably more common than one wants to know. I left a fair amount of slack in mine for freeze/thaw cycles. Greg

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IronPony
Keep an eye out for the wire working it's way out of the ground due to irrigation and driving your lawn mower over it. Sure would not want to suck up the wire with the mower blades. Dan aka IronPony

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