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Kent
Mike, To my knowledge, no one has done plans for an L-12 clone. To be perfectly honest, unless it's the "cloning" that interests you, you could probably build a much more useful loader. The L-12 didn't have double-action cylinders so the "down-pressure" was limited to curling the bucket. What it did have was a well thought out subframe that provided reinforcement, yet still allowed you to mount center attachments such as your mower deck at the same time. Here's the plans that I find most interesting (much more than the CADplans site, whose garden tractor loader is a "single-arm" type which would seem to put a lot of twisting force on the tractor). This guy lives about 20 miles from me, and is willing to help create a subframe that will allow his plans to fit these tractors... I've just never gotten the whole coordination done to get a loaner tractor to him, and he's been focusing on doing plans for his mini backhoe... http://www.p.f.engineering.50megs.com/ [img]http://www.p.f.engineering.50megs.com/images/micro_hoe_loader.jpg[/img]

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Leroy, I don't see why not -- with a different subframe.... IMO, you must figure out a way to "bridge" the bevel gear box with a subframe, or you seriously risk breaking your tractor. The entire front and back halves of the tractor are joined there by 4 bolts, which bolt into the cast BGB, in what is essentially a "butt-joint" which is the weakest way to join two objects....

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