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Your link above doesn't work and I'm not sure where you found it.  This is the links to the old site's DIY rear lift post:

https://simpletractors.com/research/do-it-yourself/__rear_hitch/

And see this recent post for info:

https://simpletractors.com/forums/topic/65927-sleeve-hitch-for-17gth-l/

And unless you find a "rear lift kit" collecting dust on an old dealer's shelf, I don't think they're available anymore.  

You could also put a "want ad" in the site's classified section.  

 

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As far as I know the rear lift kit has been no longer available for years. Hat said at one point in time the individual parts were available. That mean you could order all the parts to make a rear lift. That was many years ago, so more than likely the individual parts are no longer available. 

Members here do make many of the parts and you maybe able to get something to work..

Rick…..

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thedaddycat

After trying several times to build my own cable, I went to SEPW.com to get a new one which was about $90 shipped. Then I got a rear lift and got the cable and pulley with it. I am doing some mods on it, see my posts for more detailed info.

https://simpletractors.com/forums/topic/65957-alternate-sleeve-hitch-ideas/?tab=comments#comment-526846

https://simpletractors.com/forums/topic/65819-rear-left-on-the-7112/?tab=comments#comment-526001

I'm sure there are other posts related to the sleeve hitch and rear lift...

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RayS builds rear lifts for both Sovereign and Sunstar. Not sure if his design is finished for the sunstar but he does quality work. 

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Ocie Steiner

Glad to know someone still has them. Thanks for the info.

My cable snapped after my spring plowing this year. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to keep the cable from fraying? I don't have either of the guides (#25 or #19 on the attached diagram) and can't get them (or make ones that work right)? 

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1 hour ago, Ocie Steiner said:

Does anyone have a suggestion on how to keep the cable from fraying?

I have both cable guides on both of my Sovereigns and I had a cable fray when it jumped over something under the seat. I don't know what that something is since I can't lift my seat due to a snow cab being mounted. But after putting an extension spring on the rear lift to keep the cable tight it has not happened since.

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I like the spring idea.  I just put a stick of steel in the lift to keep some tension on the cable.\

Still have the frayed cable hanging on the wall........

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My theory (from several events) is that the loose cable is rubbed by the flexible disk in the driveshaft.  Bill's spring fixes that nicely.

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I like that spring idea, think I will do it. 

I bought a used rear lift for my 710 but it did not come with a cable. I had a local logging/construction supply store build me this one. One end has the clevis and the other is just a loop that I put a large nut in to approximate the knob fitting. I mis-estimated the length so I had to make the adapter shown in the pic. That worked well because the clevis is too narrow for the lift hole.

They used a 300 ton press to swedge the fittings and stainless aircraft cable. It's not coming apart. I think it cost about 30 bucks. Would be more now.

 

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This is what I have done to 2 of my tractors.  Got the cable and parts from Menards.

Total length of cable eye to eye is 41-1/8"

 

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