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Tractor, Mower, & Trailer Talk. Links to parts websites in 1st post.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by six5crèéd, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Apr 29, 2021 at 10:47 AM
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    shaeff

    shaeff Well-Known Member

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    Spent a few more minutes on the mini skid steer’s tilt cylinder. Got the auto-leveling linkage removed. Had to hand file and debur the ends of the pin. They were slightly mushroomed from someone else failing to get it out. It’s seized HARD.

    Went to take off the gland nut. Also seized. Gotta hit it with some heat and a pipe wrench. Chain wrench as tight as I can possibly make it takes all my strength and it finally slips. I’ll try it again with some heat on it, but pipe wrench is going to likely be the way...

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  2. Apr 29, 2021 at 2:34 PM
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    Blkvoodoo

    Blkvoodoo a Hooka smoking caterpillar has given me the call

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    Careful using heat, too much and you can cause cyl to blow out. I usually take a small beater hammer and tap in the thread area on barrel, not hard enough to deform, just hard enough to motivate. While holding tension with pipe or chain wrench. I’ve been called to customer site when they couldn’t get cyls apart and done that, and they’re just amazed, it actually works pretty well. But there are occasionally some that just don’t want to come, and those get hot......carefully...
     
  3. Apr 29, 2021 at 6:26 PM
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    shaeff

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    Thanks for the heads up. I’m aware that buildup of pressure in the cylinder by application of heat is a recipe for disaster or getting hot oil sprayed all over me.

    I’ve rebuilt a few cylinders over the years, I’m always very careful for the reasons you state. My dad taught me years ago that ya can’t just dive in and expect good results and no injury- life is fragile.

    I tapped around it earlier while applying tension. I need a large pipe wrench, my small chain wrench doesn’t have the leverage or grip I need. I think with a bit of heat it’ll loosen right up. :)

    20T press sounded like a shotgun when this finally let loose:

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  4. Apr 29, 2021 at 6:31 PM
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    six5crèéd

    six5crèéd [OP] Born again

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    If you lived closer I’ve collected a few small pipe wrenches over the years you could borrow. Done a welding job and traded it for the 48” & 36”.

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  5. Apr 29, 2021 at 6:52 PM
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    shaeff

    shaeff Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! I work for a Natural Gas Pipeline, I’ve got lots of pipe wrenches at work :) I just forgot to grab the one that belongs in my truck ☹️
     
  6. Apr 29, 2021 at 6:53 PM
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    six5crèéd

    six5crèéd [OP] Born again

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    The guy I got these from was a plumber in a hospital.
     
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  7. Apr 29, 2021 at 7:18 PM
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    Pablo8

    Pablo8 The Watusi

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    Hard to follow that!

    I FINALLY got the left wheel off the rototiller. First time EVER a pickle fork proved very very useful.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2021 at 4:35 AM
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    Noelie84

    Noelie84 What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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    The GF had me open a jar for her last night. :notsure:

    Didn't quite need the use the fire wrench, but it was close...
     
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  9. Apr 30, 2021 at 4:40 AM
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    Pablo8

    Pablo8 The Watusi

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    I'm old, is that secret talk code for something?:bananadance:
     
  10. Apr 30, 2021 at 5:06 AM
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    Basically the same thing, different medium in the pipe haha. By the way, I appreciate the offer if I were closer!

    In all honesty, we don't use pipe wrenches often, but they're here if we need 'em! Reminds me, I really need to grab a few for my home toolbox. (To be clear, I mean purchase them haha)

    I used a picklefork when I replaced the bushings in my power steering rack. Popped the new ones right out of the reman rack after a few whacks. I found that to be reasonably useful lol.

    I always spray them with wd40 or something, if you're actually using it to pop a ball joint or something like that it's a *little* less likely to tear the boot if it's lubed up.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2021 at 5:22 AM
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    Pablo8

    Pablo8 The Watusi

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    All kinds of solutions on the internet for removing the stuck wheel from a Troy Bilt Horse, usually 1980's vintage like mine. Many involve fabbing a tool or welding a nut on. I've been spraying with Kroil for over a week, but it would not come off. Tried a few things, no luck. Then when going through my wooden crate of odd steel car tools...this pickle fork might work IF wide enough for the shaft...........it fit perfectly, whack, WHACK and WHAM, LOOSE!!!!
     
  12. Apr 30, 2021 at 5:39 AM
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    Noelie84 What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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    Yes, 'fire wrench' is code for 'torch'

    :stirthepot:
     
  13. Apr 30, 2021 at 5:43 AM
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    Flame on!!
     
  14. Apr 30, 2021 at 5:49 AM
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    This was a rare craigslist deal. This couple was selling two matching units for $600 so a buddy and I bought them. He flipped his right away but I managed to hold on to mine for a couple of years. Deals like that don't pop up too often, and I was just lucky enough to be the first to see it and respond.
     
  15. Apr 30, 2021 at 5:59 AM
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    Noelie84

    Noelie84 What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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    Obviously irrelevant at this point, but whenever I've run into one of those pins that won't budge I've doused it in penetrating oil for a couple of days, drilled a shallow centering hole in one end and gone to town on it with a punch fitting on the air hammer. That's never failed to break it loose, but I also have never had to deal with one that was mushroomed, either.
     
  16. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:04 AM
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    Noelie84 What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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    See, now that's a classical reference.

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  17. Apr 30, 2021 at 8:56 PM
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    shaeff Well-Known Member

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    I think I tried the air hammer on the last one, it wouldn’t budge. That said, my air hammer kinda sucks lol.

    I ended up having to use a piece of 1” stock carefully guided by a c-clamp and a big sledge to break it loose. That wore me out. (The last one, did it in the fall)

    Today:
    Got the gland nut off today, only took 150lbs of me hanging off a 36” pipe wrench with a breaker bar attached. Next is to replace the seals.

    Weird camera trick/optical illusion looking into the cylinder bore. It’s scratch free, that’s a good sign.

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  18. May 1, 2021 at 2:33 PM
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    Steve Urquell No Pants

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    Picked up a pair of 24x12-12 tires on 12x8.5" 4:4 rims today for $50 off FB marketplace. I don't need the tires, just got em for the rims.

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  19. May 1, 2021 at 4:58 PM
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    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen If you like to drive -- drive what you like !

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    Sweet deal, I have bought 6 mower tires and 2 flat free wheels/tires in the last 2 months. :spending:
    Mowing is expensive this year. :sadviolin:
     
  20. May 1, 2021 at 6:20 PM
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    shaeff

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    No pics of the actual work I did today, really... but I got ADD and switched gears from the mini skid steer back to the MF35 Utility. Propped the hood up, finished installing the dash, I think I mentioned in a previous post that I didn’t realize the tach had seized up over winter and when I installed the tach drive cable it broke the damn cable. Ugh...

    So I pulled the tach today, oiled it up, clipped the squared drive end off the cable (other end broke) and used that to rock it back and forth while the Kroil did its thing. After it freed up I chucked it up in my cordless drill and ran it up slowly until it was nice and free.

    Also used my previously posted access holes to hook the hand throttle back up, it’s a monster PITA to access back there so the new holes are a life saver! Also started to install the new gauges. No fuel gauge for me- my tank has no location for a sender. Oh well, it came with the kit. I could always cut a flange and weld it on, then drill the tank. Not worth it, the machine never leaves my property.

    Doggo approved:
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    Tach seized up:
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    Lubed and tested.
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