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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted January 14, 2013 - 06:09 PM

My 1946 Bean Cutler originally came with a steering system that was cable operated.

These were not the most effective steering systems and someone already switched my tractor to a chain operated steering system.

 

My Bean Cutler is used mostly just for showing and it doesn't get driving very much so I have been looking for an original "cable" steering  system to put back on it.

 

Well .. Thanks to a member here on GTT ( Jim Knutson ), I now have the parts for a cable steering for my Bean Cutler.

 

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I was not aware of the unique steering wheel mount that they used for these tractors.

Here is the steering hub for the cable system.

There is a counter bored hole in the top and three notches around the rim.

 

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The hub sets on a steering post that comes up from the frame and the steering wheel set down into the counter bore in the hub.

The three arms on the steering wheel set into the notches on the rim so when the wheel is turned it turns the hub.

 

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Here is a closer look at the wheel and hub.

 

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This is such a slick way of mounting the steering wheel that I don't understand why they didn't keep this type of steering wheel mount on the Ridemasters ?

The steering wheel Ridemasters are welded to the hub and it makes for a lot of work to change a steering wheel on them.

 


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Posted January 14, 2013 - 06:12 PM

That's great....nuthn like bein able to find the right parts....


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Posted January 14, 2013 - 06:56 PM

it is baffling why they would eliminate such an effective part. glad i could help Ray. it was a good deal for me too, as i plan on converting one of my Bean Cutlers into an actuall "workhorse" with a yanmar 1cyl diesel for power, with the updated chain steer i traded Ray for. the Bean Cutler i just picked up last week as a restoration to original, has the cable steer on it, so it worked well for us both.


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Posted January 14, 2013 - 07:07 PM

Glad you guys could swap parts and both be happy.

Ray that is a cool steering wheel holder.


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Posted January 14, 2013 - 07:34 PM

Thats great Ray happy you got them cant wait to see it on the tractor at buckley.

 

 

Well your reading this how wide is the bar that goes around your engine on your bean cutler?


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Posted January 14, 2013 - 08:49 PM

the first guy that designed it had knowledge the other probaly had a degree lolo.    in Christ    bobby


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Posted January 14, 2013 - 09:29 PM

Ray, That is very cool that you and Jim could trade parts. I've been following along the other thread that Jim started about Bean Cutlers. Both Y'all knowledge on these tractors is amazing to me.


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Posted January 14, 2013 - 09:48 PM


Well your reading this how wide is the bar that goes around your engine on your bean cutler?


Jerome, the bar is about 22 inch from outside to outside.

Edited by jdcrawler, January 14, 2013 - 09:49 PM.

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 05:03 PM

Thanks to jdcrawler for the swap of steering pieces....Ray does excellent work, and all parts look great.

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