Some people go a simpler route and just cut the drive shaft. Something to think about though. The square hole in the drive shaft that slips over the square mower shaft doesn't run the full distance of the drive shaft. It's just a piece about 6 or 7 inches long with that square hole and welded onto the drive shaft. I'd me a little leery of shortening that square drive end.
You might find a shop that can actually take a piece out of the middle of the shaft and weld it back together. I know if it were my tractor, I'd rather have someone that actually knew what they were doing and had the equipment to do it. At the very least, you would certainly want an experienced welder.
One quick fix would be to clamp a stop to your quadrant so your lift lever can only go up to a certain height.
This post was edited by Caryc at 09:04:02 09/25/12.
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