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simple-kid
Hi, Does anyone have a an opinion on an electric lift. Are they any good and do they wear the battery done fast. Also do they give good done pressure. Any info on the lifts would be great. Thanks

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OrangeMetalGuy
My understanding is they are very reliable but not real fast. Probably great for implements you don't raise and lower continually (i.e. good for mowing, not so much for plowing snow).

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goatfarmer
I have one on a 712H. This tractor gets a snowblade. Personally, I would rather have a manual lift on it. The electric is slow, and many times you're shifting, steering and working the lift switch at the same time. It's a good thing I have 3 arms!:I

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MysTiK
@simple-kid I doubt that "down pressure" would be available. Probably lift only. = EDIT = oops. WRONG!!!! (see below - down pressure is available) (more questions) Does an electic lift use the actual battery? Or would it use the split-circuit feature, like the headlights circuit on my 716H. Or, perhaps it depends?? Someone mentioned recently that the split-circuit (headlights) feature runs on AC-current, rather than DC-current (battery charge system). and Wattage output on the split is considerably higher. But the AC-current was a surprise to me. And I am still not an expert on "electricality", not to mention, stators, generators, alternators, etc. So my question itself, stands correctable. 8) Lots of little mysteries - always hungry for more info. And the spell checker still doesn't like the 'electricality' word. I suppose "electrical properties" would be better phraseology. (hmmm, that word is ok) sm03 Thanx Graham .

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Zach
It might as well be hooked directly to the battery as you can operate the lift with key on engine off. If it has a s/g its not a split circuit charging/lighting system. I personally do not like them. They are slow as death and they just don't have much lifting power in my experience. and down pressure, no way. The only attachment i would be ok with using an electric lift with is a mower deck. Thats it. A plow blade, a snow blower, a tiller, a brinly plow, I would way rather have the arm strong lift set up. I have a 7016 that i bought a lift lever off ebay for to replace the electric lift. Just my 2 pennies :D

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Tough620
I have an Allis T-816 that I use for blowing snow. I have around forty regular customers that I clear driveways for. I raise and lower the blower a :||lot. Sure the electric lift is slow, but you only have to raise the blower an inch off the ground and I can do that with my right hand by the time my left hand shifts the tractor into reverse. I also have a full size auto battery in the tractor and the lift is working great.

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sammiefish
quote:
Originally posted by simplewrench
I have an electric lift on my 7016 with a blade and with a solid lift rod it will pick the front wheels up off the ground.
i never tried that... now ill have to!!

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GLPointon
DITTO!!! I love blowing with the electric lift (a real arm/back saver). My dads AC312 with a snow blade was able to pick up front tires too. And the power flows from path of least resistance, weather its the battery or generator at the time its needed wichever has a surplus of power to offer sm01 with the engine running you'll never rut it dead using the lift.
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Originally posted by Tough620
I have an Allis T-816 that I use for blowing snow. I have around forty regular customers that I clear driveways for. I raise and lower the blower a :||lot. Sure the electric lift is slow, but you only have to raise the blower an inch off the ground and I can do that with my right hand by the time my left hand shifts the tractor into reverse. I also have a full size auto battery in the tractor and the lift is working great.

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DanD
I have a newer Sovereign with hydraulic lift which is real nice for the snowblower. However, with my old Sovereign and the spring assist manual lift for the snowblower, it's very easy, too. I think my choices would be 1. Hydraulic, 2. Manual with spring assist 3. ELectric

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RayS
Had one on my 7016H. It would lift the 350# 38" heavy duty tiller without any problems. That has to be the heaviest attachment. Great for snowblower as well, but didn`t much care for it with the 46" dozer blade.

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MysTiK
I stand corrected re "down pressure" and lifting front wheels - I had no idea that was possible. :O (edited to indicate correction above) Great thread, simple-kid. dOd Thanks to all for shared experiences. sm01 Truly amazing, some like it, some don't. Fascinating, and a good read.

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Al
Hi, It would be relatively easy to use a pair of relays and make a little board that you could put 2 push buttons on the steering wheel and do the up and down without letting go of the steering wheel. Al Eden

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1Litre
If you use that with a split charge system on a Kohler powered unit you will run out of Battery power. It would have to be for hours of of use and constant use of the electric lift. If you put a rear light on and wire it to the accessory side you will be out of power in an hour. The split charging only charges the Battery about 3 amp unregulated and the other half is AC for the lights. They are dim when the RPMs are not up around governed speed. I wired both circuits to a 10amp regulator and put the lights to the accessory supply . Lights are bright and the thing would only charge about 7amp. Better but it fell short some of the time when my friend would plow snow. You can put in a 10 amp or 15 amp stator with the regulator but the flywheel would need to be changed to get the full power they could produce. Ken

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