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grummy said:
the '76 era tractors I have had sported a much thinner front tie rod.
I was very surprised when I discovered mine were pipes and not rods. Is it possible the thinner ones were solid and later changed to tubing? Can't tell from a part number if it's hollow or not.

edit to add: Mine is an '83
 

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Virtually every tractor I have purchased had a bent tie rod when I got it. Case apparently kept upgrading them to keep up with the abuse. The early tractors had 1/2" solid rods I believe and then they went to the 3/4" tubes which are much stiffer and later to the solid (3/4"?) rod. On the newer ones it seems just the ends are bent where they are machined down to 1/2" threads.
 

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I never realized that rod was part of the steering system. I always thought that it was a convenient handle to lift the tractor over top of the deck during installation and removal. :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
 

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Hydriv said:
I never realized that rod was part of the steering system. I always thought that it was a convenient handle to lift the tractor over top of the deck during installation and removal. :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
How many years has it been since you lifted the front of one of these tractors with anything but a jack? These days I'm sure it would take you and two friends--you, of course, would be directing the two friends! :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
 

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Bart said:
Hydriv said:
I never realized that rod was part of the steering system. I always thought that it was a convenient handle to lift the tractor over top of the deck during installation and removal. :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
How many years has it been since you lifted the front of one of these tractors with anything but a jack? These days I'm sure it would take you and two friends--you, of course, would be directing the two friends! :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
I'm keeping a chart that shows all of the abuse I keep getting on this site. Have you heard the phrase "Day of Reckoning" ? :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
 

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Rockdog said:
No way I'd lift mine if I didnt have to. I just turn my 444 all the way to the right and while sitting on a large piece of heavy cardboard weasel it in place from the left hand side.
Engine hoist works quite well... just hook a couple of chains to the snap fast pins and lift away...
 

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dbeiter said:
Rockdog said:
No way I'd lift mine if I didnt have to. I just turn my 444 all the way to the right and while sitting on a large piece of heavy cardboard weasel it in place from the left hand side.
Engine hoist works quite well... just hook a couple of chains to the snap fast pins and lift away...
I purchased a small electric hoist to mount in the garage, rated single line 220 double line 440 pounds to do something like that :thumbup:
think that should be capable weight.
 
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