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July 27, 2012


dogdoc

Lifetime Member Expert

posts 104

Finally making back to camp to replace bent connector rod.  I did elect to weld the angle iron on to reinforce.  Stupid question, but is it installed with the ball joints attached or put on the ball joints then tread the rod onto them?  I am off the grid up there and have to take everything with me including info.

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July 27, 2012


Bob Rooks

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posts 1412

I'm sorry, but you lost me. Is this continued from previous posts?

July 27, 2012


circleg

Supporting Dealer

posts 70

Sounds like you may be talking about tie rod ends and the drag link. Is that correct? If so it should be easier to thread them both into the drag link then install them.

 

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July 27, 2012


dogdoc

Lifetime Member Expert

posts 104

Yea I posted about bending the steering connector rod (I call it the tie rod) which moves the front wheels together.  I bent it mowing awhile back and the suggestion to reinforce was rebar inside the rod or weld angle on the outside.  My question was about installation procedure, that is with or without ball joints screwed onto the rod. 

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July 27, 2012


circleg

Supporting Dealer

posts 70

Post edited 3:31 pm – July 27, 2012 by circleg


You will do better to screw them into the tie-rod first. It seems like it would be difficult to try to install the ends first then screw them onto the rod.

 

Benjamin Bolden

Parts Manager

Circle G Tractor Sales, Inc.

(662)252-5272-phone

(662)252-7789-fax

http://www.circlegtractorparts.com

July 27, 2012


DavidPrivett

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posts 299

remember there is a left hand and right hand thread, hope you remembered how many turns it was when you took it apart

July 27, 2012


Tinbender

Lifetime Member Platinum Elite

posts 586

The left and right will only go where they go and a tape measure alignment with the wheel straight should be good enough for a tractor. Make your front of wheel measurement slightly less than the rear (about 1/4") to give it a little toe in and it won't wander.readin

July 31, 2012


dogdoc

Lifetime Member Expert

posts 104

So installed the rod Sunday, no way I could get it on with both ball joints attached.  No clearance at the front wheel drive gear housing.  Had to attach left and screw rod all the way down, then put right in link arm and try to screw rod onto it.  Took awhile but got it done.  The beefing up of the rod with angle was a problem as well.  I used 3/4 inch angle welded to the rod  instead of the suggested one inch and am glad as again clearance was really tough.  The rod barely scraped by the gear housing with each turn, one inch would not have made it.

August 1, 2012


RichWaugh

Lifetime Member Platinum Elite

posts 517

Which is why I and others recommend an inner reinforcing rod rather than external add-ons.  Glad you could make it work.


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