2021 - Volume #BFS, Issue #21, Page #22[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Farmall Loader-Mounted Mower Lift
“The open center between the boards makes it easy to change the oil and work on the mowers. I can lift them to any height needed for service,” says Stemmann. While working on the mower, he also blocks the loader arms for safety.
The loader is original to the tractor, which was built in the mid 1940’s. Stemmann replaced the bucket with an angled blade purchased from a friend, which he uses to plow snow off his driveway. The back side of the blade is welded to a semi-circular steel frame. It pins onto another frame that Stemmann built, which bolts onto the loader arms. The semi-circular frame and blade can be easily removed with one center pivot bolt and nut, and the blade’s angle can be adjusted by changing the position of a pin.
To install the mower lift, Stemmann removes the blade and the semi circular frame, which were built as one unit. He then inserts each board between a pair of flat metal straps and into a length of channel iron across the back of the frame. Each plank is held in place by a pair of 3-in. long, 5/16-in. dia. metal rods, which run down through the channel iron and into holes drilled into the planks. A big washer welded onto the head of each rod helps keep the boards in place.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Neil Stemmann, 29332 Hwy. 58, Red Wing, Minn. 55066 (ph 651 388-6629).
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