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I have added a bunch of the 12v linear actuators to my DGT6000 for the sleeve hitch and the JBJr. But I was wondering if anyone has added hydrolics to a tractor that was not equipped with it from the factory.

My search for inexpensive actuators led me to trim tabs for boats. The 2 big names are Lenco and Bennett. Lenco used 12v actuators similar to what I have now. But Bennett add a 12v hydrolic pump and pushes its actuators with hydrolics.

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12v hydrolic power pack

I also know you can dip off of the PTO. But have no idea how complicated that would be.

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The old Deere 200 series garden tractors could be had with hydraulic lift as a dealer installed option. It isn't that hard. The kit had a pump and bracket that bolted to the engine crank on the oposite side of the PTO and allowed the pump to run full time. Some hoses and a valve and you are in business.
 

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My step dad made a setup for an old Homelite tractor we had. used all junkyard power steering pump, and hoeses, and some salvaged rams, and valves. Made a homemade sleave hitch also. Worked pretty good, and I used that tractor to put in 4-5 lawns in the naborhod. Looked like hell though:D
 

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mercruiser pump and trim rams works great
 

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If you burn the motor on the Mercruiser set up ( at least on mine)
the motor is a modified Tecumseh starter motor. When the one on my boat messed up we used lawnmower starter parts. I would hate to think of the cost from mercury.
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