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Old 10-13-2010, 05:47 PM
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At a tractor show the pther week an i meet a nice jemtlemen who said he wanted to scrap a Exhaust Lift from his Farmhall A now i got his number at the show an my oldman an myself stoped over. Here the lift is in good shape its not stuck the guy jest never used it he didnt know how it worked hes ben keeping inside. You know what i gave for it ???


i gave 20.00$ heres picks


heres my questions what am i missing to use this on my single bottom? Can i take the cylinder apart to clean? or what seals should i replace? AN how dose it hooke up thow i have an idea.

You know going to shows is still the best places to meet new people an find great things.
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:44 PM
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Nice buy, we had one on our Farmall A, a long time ago, it worked ok at high rpm, but at low rpm would be erratic, I know one day my dad got mad at it, took it off and tossed it into the creek, still a nice item to have. Phil
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Going from memory the cylinder was mounted on the front and the conection came off the exhaust manifold, there was a regulator valve on the exhaust manifold going to the lift lever and to the cylinder. I may have an old photo of our A somewhere or you might find info on the web. Phil
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:39 PM
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funny part is my A orignily had this style lift ibut was removed sometime during its life i have the exhaust manifold still on it for the lift.

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im missing the start leaver to raise an lower thow i cant find meny picks.

i herd these lifts are hard to find as well.
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yes there hard to find, because they didnt work well and people threw them in the creek...lol. Ours went in the trash ditch, probally the best to happen to it.
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im up for a challange i would like to get it working again. Whats the best way to clean it an take it apart?
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:25 AM
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If you can find the actual article, there was one all restored in an issue of Antique Power that the gentleman told of finding and using. Seems he talked about construction and such. Perhaps that would be a good place to start? Think they had a leather bellows seal, but not sure.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:14 PM
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What does an "exhaust lift do? exactly ive never heard of one before,
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it is basikly a cylinder that uses the exhaust gas presure from the exhaust manifold to work a cylinder for lift. Substituting exhaust gas for hydraulik fluid. A hose would run from the exhaust manifold to the a regulator to a control valve to the lift cylinder, nice idea but in practice they never worked well.
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only as far as i know the straight A,B farmhalls had them.
one of the reasons i herd is because during the war hydraulik fluid was not cheep or being used in diffrint places for war effert. They did work thow not as well as hydraulik if they were kept after. so around the years 1939 to 1947 they were made im gussing on the years the A was made.
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Heres what i got so far its ben siting awile an im cleaning all the rust out. A buddy of mine is makeing me custom leather gaskets for it so im thinking i got lucky on that one

Hears another question how do you lower your attatchment i dont have the check valve? I can get a new one thow diffrint style was there a release of somesort?...thanks
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http://www.ssbtractor.com/wwwboard/v...mall&msg=15352

another i have the two point hitch can the Exhaust Lift be added to it?
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Many of the old Italian tractors like Landini hot bulbs had an exhaust lift and lots of them still are enjoyed at plowing events to lift the heavy old plows.
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Default Re: Exhaust Lift

Other than the previously mentioned erratic motion at lower RPMs with less exhaust pressure to work with, I see no reason why they wouldn't work.

I don't know how long they lasted in actual use, or if they're still being made anywhere, but 30-40 years ago someone was making an airbag lift that you slid under your car and slipped a hose over the tail pipe to fill the bag and raise the car off the ground to change a flat tire. You may not get very high pressure, but the big bag or large diameter cylinder spreads that pressure over a larger surface and gives a fair amount of lifting capacity.
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i got the cylinder working with the new seals. Thow now i have a new problem i picked up a check valve but you think i can get it to seat a 100% would anyone have any advice?

It got late so i couldent get any photos tonight ill have some up tomarrow thow.


Thanks again
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Heres what i have
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update i seem to still be haveing trouble with the check valve holding im thinking a stronger spring any thoughts?

picks_ so far it hasent ben to bad it works rather well im really surprised
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I wanted to say thanks to everyone who helped with the info i dont know what i would do with out yous.I can say im 100% done for now.
It relly is a nice little piece of IH history considering it was made from 1939-1947 an also running off the exaust power like a steame cylinder. All together i couldent be happyier. It has the power to lift the single bottom pluse myself thats not to bad. It was a very good lerning experence.

if anyone has quections feel free to ask.
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