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How durable is the electric lift on an AC716H

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jlasater
Just curious as to how much abuse the electric lift motor will put up with. Have they been pretty reliable?

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jlasater
I've got one on a 7010-6. I overwork it, but it hasn't failed yet. Click the link below.[A href='http://www.simpletractors.com/clubhouse/ShowMessage.asp?MsgID=3958&mode=short&startwith=0']http://www.simpletractors.com/clubhouse/ShowMessage.asp?MsgID=3958&mode=short&startwith=0[/a]

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dlcentral
All the unit is,is an elec motor running a screwthread,,it was only designed to lift Sim/AC[300-400] attachs.NOT buckets of dirt,etc; lol!

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MikeES
The biggest trouble with the electric lift is that it does not have limit switches on each end. I think most were ruined by lifting or lowering until the ball screw jumped. They work good on the snowblower and deck, but lifting a rototiller really pulls the "amps". Mike S.

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dmcluckie
MikeES, Can you clarify that for me? My 93 Landlord has an electric lift. There is no indication that I have hit the low or high limit until I hear a ratcheting. I am assuming that it is actually ratcheting that is built in as a safe end of travel mechanism. Is this not the case? I also wondered about the advisability of lifting a Johnny Bucket Jr. of dirt with the electric lift. dlcent may be right, I dunno. -Don M

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jlasater
Hey Dutch, one thing I thought about while looking at your photo was, with the chain welded on the pipe, out away from the lift arm like that, the lift has a lot less leverage to pick up the disk. You'd loose lift heigh, but gain lift capacity if the chain were mounted a lot closer to the upper lift arm.[A href='http://www.wheatfarm.com']http://www.wheatfarm.com[/a]

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jlasater
I was in a hurry to do the discing, so I just welded a chain onto the first piece of iron I found and stuck it into the socket. I'll work on it later. Boy, I wish I had some engineering training. With me it's just trial and error.

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