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Old 02-28-2019, 09:13 PM
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Default New to group. Looking for advice on a homemade spring assist

Hello All.

Got my 1st garden tractor that I enjoy working on. I traded a recurve crossbow for a Cub Cadet 1250 last fall. Since then, I've been tinkering around with it, and getting it running fairly smooth. Searching for attachments and asking around about these cubs, I bought a snow plow , decent #1 tiller, hitch and Brinly plow. I am excited to plow some new ground soon!

Seems like there would be an easy way to make a spring assist. But I feel like I would spend more time trying to figure it out.

Does anyone have any info on that?

Looks like they are around $150 new.

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Old 03-01-2019, 02:24 AM
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As far as the spring,, THIS really is a Goldilocks situation,,

If the spring is too strong, it will not work
if it is too weak, it will not work,

the spring has to be JUST RIGHT,,

and, that is because the range of motion of the spring attachment is so small,,
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:28 AM
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Welcome to OCC.....

I would agree with CAD on the Spring Assist.
Roland Bedell

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Old 03-01-2019, 08:27 PM
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Made one up a couple years ago for a 129 I was selling, used a Cub Cadet 2135 Lawn Tractor OEM Lift Spring 732-3093 which I got on ebay for 15 bucks or so it was close but not identical I think a little smaller ID than a normal wide frame lift and maybe a coil or two less but I also had a factory wide frame assist to copy the rest of the parts from and a local fab shop that made me a couple brackets for cheap ! It worked as well as the factory ones, the only reason I did it was that I didn't want to send my factory assist down the road with a tractor I was flipping ! If you have none as a pattern to copy then maybe not so easy ! If it's a tractor your planning on keeping then it'd definitely worth putting the assist on your arm will thank you !
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