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    Default PHD on YM1810D

    I recently acquired a YM1810D from Fredericks (thru Best Used Tractors) in Alabama. Seems to be a great little machine. A PHD I used on my old kubota L185DT doesn't seem to fit the Yanmar. On the Kubota, the PHD auger could be raised at least 12" off the ground. With the Yanmar lift all the way up, the auger likes about 2" getting off the ground. I'm considering reworking the lift arms by drilling new holes for the side links closer to the pivot points to gain additional lifting height. I've already had to re-drill the lift arms to accommodate the stay chains that came on the tractor. Comments please.

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    Default Re: PHD on YM1810D

    You may be able to add another 1 of these to get the xtra height screw it in or out to raise & lower the lift arms. I have 2 on my tractor. 1on each side. It allows me to be able to tilt my box scraper from side to side
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    Default Re: PHD on YM1810D

    I used a Speeco PHD from TSC on my YM1700. The tip just drug the ground, but worked for me. I now use it on my NH TC18 and same thing.


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    Default Re: PHD on YM1810D

    Many post hole diggers are like this one CountyLine Post Hole Digger - 2100220 | Tractor Supply Company from Tractor Supply that have spaced holes at the top of the lift bracket so as to fit different tractors. Could yours be adapted at that point without major surgery?

    I thought the speedco had different holes at that point?

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    Default Re: PHD on YM1810D

    Winston
    I hadn't thought about modifying the boom pole, but that would sure as **** be easier than reworking the lift arms. I'll check it out in the morning. I'm already using the existing hole that gives the most lift, but that's easy to fix.Thanks for the idea.

    Kenmac
    I have side links on mine. An adjustable one on the right like your picture and a fixed length on the left, just like most set-ups. I don't see how an additional adjustable link would help. Explain?

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    Default Re: PHD on YM1810D

    Kenmac
    Duh! It just dawned on me what a good idea it would be to have adjustable links on both sides. That would make hook ups a lot easier. Thanks.

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    Default Re: PHD on YM1810D

    If the tractor-end bracket for your top link has two holes then attaching the top link pin in the lower hole might tip the PHD up steeper when you lift it.

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    Default Re: PHD on YM1810D

    Quote Originally Posted by stoatspur View Post
    Kenmac
    Duh! It just dawned on me what a good idea it would be to have adjustable links on both sides. That would make hook ups a lot easier. Thanks.


    Adjusting them all the way up just might give you the 2 '' you need to get the phd off the ground
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    Default Re: PHD on YM1810D

    OK. Thanks for all the ideas. The attached pictures show the fix. Drilled a 3/4" hole about 4" forward of the existing mounting point and relocated the hitch yoke. This raised the point of the auger plenty. The plastic tie strap worked as a square to assure the 3/4" hole aligned side to side. See the black line.
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    Default Re: PHD on YM1810D

    The zip-tie square is clever. Nice job, I'm glad you fixed it.

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