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Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Harry Bursell (Hydroharry) on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:29 pm:

Scott and Kraig - well to each his own. I think you've both been kinda lucky. The mowing decks will raise slightly because of the slots in the adjusting pins, but not a whole lot. If you happen to run one gauge wheel on a high area that raises that side of the deck as much as possible you're putting pressure on the deck housing where the wheel is attached and I've seen lots of decks cracked at that point. Same type thing goes for the other attachments. If the attachment is locked in place and can't raise up do to an obstacle - well something has to give - it could be the sub-frame, the lift arms under the tractor, the attachment, or the obstacle itself.

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Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Kraig McConaughey "Keeper of the Photos" (Kmcconaughey) on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 08:15 pm:

Hydro, yes the manuals state to use the float setting, however never had any damage to either the mower deck or the snowthrower. Couldn't use the float setting on the QA42 snowthrower with the gravel driveway at the farm growing up or it would throw gravel into the yard. I still can't use it at my house because I also have a gravel driveway. Prefer to set it just above the gravel an inch or two and vary it as I go. If I set the lift stop to keep the snowthrower above the gravel and used float per the manual, I couldn't lower it beyond the lift stop for those areas where the ground drops away along the edge of the driveway or other uneven areas around the yard that I clear and would leave too much snow. I think we may have used the float on the mower deck up until it broke sometime back in the late 1970's, by then my younger brothers were mowing and I was off having fun.

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Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Scott Nicklas (Snicklas) on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 07:30 pm:


My comment to the everything is supposed to be used in float comment....

The float lockout pin has been in Dad's 149 since at least 1978, and in my 1450 since 2007. Both have been used with every attachment we have. Never had an issues of damage with the pin installed.

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Harry Bursell (Hydroharry) on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 04:38 pm:

Kraig - Oh Great One Keeper of the Photos:

REALLY!!! I can't hardly believe it. All the IH attachments are really designed to be used in the float position. Using them in the locked position can cause damage to the lift arm detents, damage to the gauge wheels on decks, crack the deck housing, damage the dozer blade, and lots of other things.

I suppose there are a lot of guys on here that will disagree but I always floated all my CC's attachments.

Frank you ole F - you really saw me coming? All the way up there in Maine?

Hydro Harry
Old Cubs Never Die
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Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy David C. Quillen (Dquillen) on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 04:13 pm:

Kraig, I knew you had it! That's all I need to scrounge the shop & fab up a reasonable facsimile.

Gerry, that makes perfect sense to me and my application. Float & up! Thank you both!!


Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Gerry Ide (Kide) on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 03:54 pm:

Oops - been gone a day or so, see I put some bad info about the blue trim on the 122.. Apparently the few I've ever seen had been redone (not too unusual, I'm guessing) and they had used piping.. Ah well - see, ya just can't trust anything on the 'net

BTW, your comment about rarely using the float control; I've posted my solution some place - after I got tired of fighting it, I brazed in all the sector "teeth", ground it smooth, leaving just the "up" one to lock the lift up. Never missed the ability to lock the blade or other implements in any position other than up.

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Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Kraig McConaughey "Keeper of the Photos" (Kmcconaughey) on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 01:36 pm:

David Q., why yes, yes I do. :-)



Here's some photos that might be helpful:




And a drawing from a parts manual:


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