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    Changing 1025r Mechical Lift to Hydraulic

    I want to change my mechanical lift to the hydraulic for the MMM on my 1025r.

    I found in JD literature that I need 2 parts kits, LVB26205 and LVB26206 to do this. I assume they will come with instructions, but I would like to know beforehand how big a deal this is to make the change. It's not obvious to me where and how the new hydraulic cylinder even mounts. Also how much if any tear-down will be needed to connect and route hydraulic lines.

    Would appreciate any instructions, advice, opinions, etc., about making this change.

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    The cylinder will end up mounted under the left floor board and the hose gets routed to the other side of the tractor to the loader valve.

    You will have to pull the seat and floor board I believe is all so it shouldn't be too bad.
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    Here's a few pics of the independent lift kit and what you'd need to remove to install it.

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    Like psrumors stated, the floor board and a few other items need to be removed. Overall, it's a very easy job. Just be aware the assist spring is pretty powerful. Just don't smack yourself in the face with a pair of channel-locks when they slip off the spring during installation.

    I wouldn't know anything about how that could happen......
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    The instructions should come with the 2 kits. The seat does not need to be removed. I have attached the instructions for your review.
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    I would advise that you strongly consider going with the Independent Hydraulic Lift option rather than just the Hydraulic Lift option.

    When I ordered my tractor, I ordered it with the Mechanical Lift. To save a few bucks, I ordered the tractor with the mower deck crated and I would install the lift kit myself. When they delivered the tractor, they delivered the box kits for the Hydraulic Lift kit rather than the Mechanical Lift kit. It saved me a few hundred bucks, so I installed the hydraulic lift and was good to go.

    A few weeks of working with the hydraulic lift left me wanting the Independent Lift kit; I was tired of getting hydraulic oil on my hands and on the mower every time I wanted to remove the deck and use the loader. Because of my limited parking space, that meant EVERY time I used my tractor I had to drop either the deck or the loader and had to get hydraulic oil on my hands. I ordered the kits and installed the independent lift just a couple weeks ago. Keep in mind that had I bought the independent lift in the first place, I would have only had to take apart my tractor once.

    The independent lift is wonderful compared to just the hydraulic lift and well worth the extra $300. Now removing the deck is just a push of the button with no hose swapping.
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    Like psrumors stated, the floor board and a few other items need to be removed. Overall, it's a very easy job. Just be aware the assist spring is pretty powerful. Just don't smack yourself in the face with a pair of channel-locks when they slip off the spring during installation.

    I wouldn't know anything about how that could happen......[/QUOTE]



    Just use a muffler spring tool to attach the spring, then you don't have to put your beer down.....::beer:
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    Quote Originally Posted by shock-n-awe View Post
    Just use a muffler spring tool to attach the spring, then you don't have to put your beer down.....
    Sad part was, I had one...... Guess I had it coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traction View Post
    I would advise that you strongly consider going with the Independent Hydraulic Lift option rather than just the Hydraulic Lift option.

    When I ordered my tractor, I ordered it with the Mechanical Lift. To save a few bucks, I ordered the tractor with the mower deck crated and I would install the lift kit myself. When they delivered the tractor, they delivered the box kits for the Hydraulic Lift kit rather than the Mechanical Lift kit. It saved me a few hundred bucks, so I installed the hydraulic lift and was good to go.

    A few weeks of working with the hydraulic lift left me wanting the Independent Lift kit; I was tired of getting hydraulic oil on my hands and on the mower every time I wanted to remove the deck and use the loader. Because of my limited parking space, that meant EVERY time I used my tractor I had to drop either the deck or the loader and had to get hydraulic oil on my hands. I ordered the kits and installed the independent lift just a couple weeks ago. Keep in mind that had I bought the independent lift in the first place, I would have only had to take apart my tractor once.

    The independent lift is wonderful compared to just the hydraulic lift and well worth the extra $300. Now removing the deck is just a push of the button with no hose swapping.
    I do have to agree with this, the independent lift makes everything just that much nicer and the changing of equipment that much easier.

    This thread gives you an idea of what is required to do the independent piece. .http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...-lvb26207.html
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    Many thanks to all of you for the great responses, especially for the pics from dieselshadow and psrumors, and the pdf's from xcopterdoc. I wish JD would make these pdf's available when looking up parts.

    BTW, if you have the pdf file for the LVB2607 kit for mechanical to independent lift I'd appreciate if you could post it also. I wasn't really considering going to the independent lift but you guys have me thinking about it now. That part looks a lot worse than just doing the hydraulic, but if I go into it... ...that might be the thing to do.

    I'll have to give this some more thought.

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    Unless you have some implement attached to the 3pt while mowing I don't see any need for the hydraulic lift. It actually seems less convenient to me. What am I missing?
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