Using a linear actuator to control the top link

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Thanks guys. I guess it was a stupid idea. I just hate hydraulics but it looks like I better change my attitude about them.

BTW ArlyA, it is a Cat 1 3 pt on a 24HP JD855, and I was planning a getting the Land Pride BB1254 Box Blade and Titan forks

Just curious, why do you "hate" hydraulics?

Also consider the 25 series box blade from Landpride. They are heavier and stronger then the 12 series. Weight is your friend with ground engagement equipment.
 
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Hydraulics are your friend, and are not deserving of your hate. All Hydraulics want to do is to serve you and make your life easier. Perhaps you didn't mean to say hate, and you meant to say "don't understand?" We can help answer questions here. I am also more "electrical" oriented having spend most of my life working with electronics, but I have learned much here and on you-tube about hydraulics. Hydraulics are a wonderful thing, and I believe everyone should learn more about them. Call me Pollyanna if you wish, but more hydraulics, mean a better world :)
 
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Once you figure out the hydraulics terminology and operating concepts, it is a wonderful tool. The initial learning curve at least for me was more like a wall, but once I got over that, no problems. And indeed there are many knowledgeable folk here to lend a hand.
 
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Hydraulics are your friend, and are not deserving of your hate. All Hydraulics want to do is to serve you and make your life easier. Perhaps you didn't mean to say hate, and you meant to say "don't understand?" We can help answer questions here. I am also more "electrical" oriented having spend most of my life working with electronics, but I have learned much here and on you-tube about hydraulics. Hydraulics are a wonderful thing, and I believe everyone should learn more about them. Call me Pollyanna if you wish, but more hydraulics, mean a better world :)

You are correct. I have experience with air and electric but none with hydraulics. I have some learning to do. I will search for threads on installing a top link cylinder. Thanks
 
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Thanks guys. I guess it was a stupid idea. I just hate hydraulics but it looks like I better change my attitude about them.

BTW ArlyA, it is a Cat 1 3 pt on a 24HP JD855, and I was planning a getting the Land Pride BB1254 Box Blade and Titan forks

I have a Sleeve Hitch with an electric actuator that lifts and lowers a rear implement on my garden tractor. Johnny Products sells it. Not a huge weight capacity--around 350 lbs--but then it's a pretty small actuator. Nice thing is it has down-pressure, which helps since you're using a pretty lightweight implement with it.

SleeveHitch.jpg

Could a bigger one do the job? I have no idea, but agree it would be great if it could.
 
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If you really want to bad enough, you could mod a stock three point turnbuckle with a gear reduction. I bet. Not worth the effort but I bet it could be done.
 
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I have seen a 100 inch cylinder compress rubber into something resembling iron or concrete. I freaking love hydraulics.
 
 
 
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