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Colin was moving some stuff for me and all of a sudden when he turned right the left wheel went that way but the right one turned left :shock: :? :shock: :? Woodruff key in the spindle sheared. At least it did its job and nothing else got damaged. Though since we still don't know where everything is at (I know I have some) we had to run to NAPA to get another. Going to just go ahead and change the other one out tomorrow. Good thing this was the loader tractor (with down pressure). It broke with the tractor in the sandy yard. That would have been fun to crib up.
 

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i helped a guy down the road that had a superior laoder on a ford that had a sheared key. he was trying to sell it but couldn't figure out what it wouldn't steer.. even had PS.. the top of the key didn't look broke.. but it was.

glad you got it fixed and nothing else broke!
 
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Thought it would be a good idea to check the other side. Good thing, it was offset bout .030 already. Wouldn't be long before that one went. Checked the toe - in and made an adjustment. Runnin good n straight now.
Also cleaned plugs and filters on both the 850 & 861. They've worked harder out here in 3 wks than they have in the last 6 months at the old house.
 
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i helped a guy down the road that had a superior laoder on a ford that had a sheared key. he was trying to sell it but couldn't figure out what it wouldn't steer.. even had PS.. the top of the key didn't look broke.. but it was.
And you didn't buy it :shock: :shock: :shock: :mrgreen:
 

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How much stuff you finding in the dirt???? :shock: :? :lol:
If your wearing out the tractors in a few weeks at the new place I better be coming soon ;)
 
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How much stuff you finding in the dirt???? :shock: :? :lol:
If your wearing out the tractors in a few weeks at the new place I better be coming soon ;)
Found this today just around the base of the propane tank.

 

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petra79 said:
soundguy said:
i helped a guy down the road that had a superior laoder on a ford that had a sheared key. he was trying to sell it but couldn't figure out what it wouldn't steer.. even had PS.. the top of the key didn't look broke.. but it was.
And you didn't buy it :shock: :shock: :shock: :mrgreen:
don't need any more ag tractors.. focusing on rowcrops.. :)
 
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And you didn't buy it :shock: :shock: :shock: :mrgreen:
don't need any more ag tractors.. focusing on rowcrops.. :)[/quote]
I hear ya. I know you'd rather have the RC's. Didn't know what he had. I think I need to get a row crop (Ford)
 
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buddy of mine in VA just got a sweet 741 with PS I'm envious... I have a 740 though.. no ps.. :)
Don't be envious, just look a lil harder. You'll find one. Wouldn't mind finding a 961 like my friend has in Neb. Has PS as well.
 

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I don't know how many old tractors I've seen that they kept using them long after the spindle could be repaired and instead of replacing the spindle they just put an ugly farmerize weld on top and let the next owner deal with it.
Not many ford RC's in my area but I wouldn't mind running across a 741, maybe even with a sherman. But at this point I think my wife would kill me. She has been a good sport and I promissed "this is the last tractor" for the last ten tractors. So I think I would have to sell something first before I can sneak another one home.

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petra79 said:
Thought it would be a good idea to check the other side. Good thing, it was offset bout .030 already. Wouldn't be long before that one went. Checked the toe - in and made an adjustment. Runnin good n straight now.
Also cleaned plugs and filters on both the 850 & 861. They've worked harder out here in 3 wks than they have in the last 6 months at the old house.
Just wait 'till you get settled and decide you want to start farming some of that land you lease. :? ;)
 

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i've got a 4600 ford i picked up cheap last year, it has an ugly weld on the steering arm atop the spindle. when it gets time to do spindle bushings, I'll address the issue then. untill then though.. it's a great mowing tractor, especially for the price i paid!
 
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petra79 said:
Thought it would be a good idea to check the other side. Good thing, it was offset bout .030 already. Wouldn't be long before that one went. Checked the toe - in and made an adjustment. Runnin good n straight now.
Also cleaned plugs and filters on both the 850 & 861. They've worked harder out here in 3 wks than they have in the last 6 months at the old house.
Just wait 'till you get settled and decide you want to start farming some of that land you lease. :? ;)
I'm sure the fuel bill will jump a tad :roll:
 
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i've got a 4600 ford i picked up cheap last year, it has an ugly weld on the steering arm atop the spindle. when it gets time to do spindle bushings, I'll address the issue then. untill then though.. it's a great mowing tractor, especially for the price i paid!
Be sure to post the repair job on that one. Never seen one welded up top. Sure its doable, just gonna be a lil grinding. Hopefully he wasn't a welding fool :?
 

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alotta grinding by the looks of it!

actually looks like this one was a steering arm problem, like it split.. etc..
 
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soundguy said:
alotta grinding by the looks of it!

actually looks like this one was a steering arm problem, like it split.. etc..
Hmmmmmm :?
 
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