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  1. #1
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    Default TNT top links

    I dropped a note to Cross Manufacturing(they make hydraulic cylinders). I asked about top links, and mentioned this site, as someone was building a setup a few weeks ago. This was thier reply:

    <font color=blue>Unfortunately, we do not(Make them rn). Here is a link that might be helpful.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.worksaver.com/product/haf-op.html>http://www.worksaver.com/product/haf-op.html</A>

    also might try a search on google.com
    for hydraulic top link cylinder. It brought up some sites.
    best regards, Linda</font color=blue>

    FYI, FWIW

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    Default Re: TNT top links

    Try this one:

    http://www.green-mfg.com/?p=toplink.php

    I'm putting one on my JD4300

    JRF

  3. #3
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    Default Re: TNT top links

    I've talked with Gary at Green Mfg, trying to get them to make up some Cat I toplink cylinders. He said they weren't sure they would sell enough to make it worthwhile. The one they sell is a Category II, with 1" diameter swivels (rather than 3/4"). I installed the Category II on my New Holland TC40D, and bought two bushings for $3 to make up the difference. The cylinder hose fittings take 1/2" pipe fittings, and it is also cheaper to use a 1/2" to 3/8" reducer at the cylinder (bought at a local plumbing supply), then buy premade 3/8" hoses with swivel adapters (available at Northern Equipment).

  4. #4
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    Default Re: TNT top links

    <font color=blue>I've talked with Gary at Green Mfg, trying to get them to make up some Cat I toplink cylinders. He said they weren't sure they would sell enough to make it worthwhile. </font color=blue>
    Did Gary say how many Cat I toplinks they'd have to make in order to make it worthwhile? I bet we could get enough TBNers to buy them...me for one!

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    Default Re: TNT top links

    He said they make the Category II top links 10 at-a-time. Doesn't seem like that is an insurmountable quantity. I believe they could use the same cylinder as in the Category II top link, just shorten it 2" to make a retracted length of 18.5". I think they could do this by cutting the cylinder rod shorter and making the tractor-end swivel a bit shorter. The Category II they sell sure is a good price. Maybe Muhammad could act as an in-between and then sell hats and Top-Link cylinders!

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    Default Re: TNT top links

    Hi Chris,

    What was the cost of the cylinder/kit?

    Somehow, I thought you or someone mentioned this company before but I couldn't find it in a TBN search...

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    Default Re: TNT top links

    The cylinder was $90, with $9 shipping to Michigan, from <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.green-mfg.com/?p=toplink.php>Green Manufacturing Top Link</A>

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    Default Re: TNT top links

    I made my own setup a year ago. Recent conversation here made me think "why not ask a manufacturer?". That was the replay from Cross.

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    Default Re: TNT top links

    I have cat hydraulic top &amp; side links available. Email me at sheaftractor@coiinc.com for more info.

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