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Add-On Attachments For Front-Mount Deere Mower
When George Lehnert, Bowling Green, Ohio, needed a hoist to do lifting work around his farm, he built one that mounts in place of the deck on front of his Deere 911 riding mower.
Lehnert used 2-in. sq. tubing to build a lift frame that simply pins in place on the mower mounts and is supported by two caster wheels off the mower deck. A 2 by 24-in. hydraulic cylinder, powered by the mower's hydraulics, raises and lowers a hinged steel arm that's pinned to the top of a vertical post. A boat trailer winch mounts on the lift arm.
"It lets me lift 700-lb. loads up to 10 ft. high," says Lehnert. "It cost less than $200 to build. I use the boat trailer winch only to take up slack on the cable. I use the control lever that normally raises the mower deck to raise or lower the entire boom frame and the lever that rotates my snowblower chute to raise and lower the hinged arm."
Lehnert also built a boom sprayer to mount on front of the mower. He mounted a section of spray boom on a frame made out of square tubing. A 30-gal. barrel serves as a spray tank and a small gas engine is used to belt-drive a sprayer pump.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, George E. Lehnert, 15077 Kellogg Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 (ph 419 353-0427).

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1993 - Volume #17, Issue #5