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#1 Buck OFFLINE  

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Posted April 06, 2013 - 03:31 PM

Something broke in my '73 GT 14 steering assembly last fall when my son and i were towing it back to the shop. I parked it outside, covered it up for the winter and planed on getting it ready for the spring. Well I got it inside and started to get into the steering issue. Took the things off to get to the assembly. Then came the hard part of getting the steering wheel off. Gave it some wd-40 for about a week and borrowed a gear puller. When I was using it, it forced the shaft down and blew out the bottom of the box out so that it broke a peice off that holds that big hex nut. It seems to be cast iron, I did not think cast could be welded. Its still in tractor and the wheel is still on. I can not locate one through ebay, site sponsers, craigslist, etc. This project is getting the best of me!

Anybody have any ideas? I was also thinking of trying to modify one from a different brand but not sure if it would work.

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Posted April 06, 2013 - 05:03 PM

I have been searching around for you. Nothing yet. Do you happen to know the part number of your steering gear (column)? I see the JA-121926 is used on a bunch of Jac's and Fords, but I am still not sure if it will swap into yours?

 

Also the model and serial of the tractor will help too.

 

I'm sure this is a Ross steering gear but I am not sure yet what machines used the same one as this. Pictures would also help a lot if you can get them.


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 07:58 PM

Cast iron CAN be welded, but someone that knows what they are doing should do it for you.


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 08:29 PM

Hi,
Would a steering box from a closed side LGT125 work?
I have one that I am ready to part as no one seems to be interested in a complete tractor.
Chuck
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Posted April 06, 2013 - 08:42 PM

I knew if I turned to GT Talk I could come up with a solution! I will get the model number and serial number in the am. If the pic showed up it would be the tractor on the back of my trailer. Seriously guys, thanks for the help!

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Posted April 06, 2013 - 09:03 PM

After checking the parts manual that I have for this tractor, it is listing the part as the steering gear assembly part number 121486.



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 09:11 PM

After checking the parts manual that I have for this tractor, it is listing the part as the steering gear assembly part number 121486.

Ok thanks, I will see if I can find anything out with that number.


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 09:27 PM

Hi,
Would a steering box from a closed side LGT125 work?
I have one that I am ready to part as no one seems to be interested in a complete tractor.
Chuck

Chuck what year is your LGT125? If it is with in the years of 1972-1976 it should be the same steering gear assembly as Buck has.


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 06:26 AM

Closed side part # is JAC-121926, so it's different. The original part # JAC-121486 was replaced by JAC-502384. $700 + at New Holland.

Gotta be one out there somewhere! Could be the new # may turn up something!


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:43 AM

Hi,
Here is the model number and sn of the closed sided LGT 125 that I will be parting out
Model09JC3281
SN 2738
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Posted April 08, 2013 - 05:27 AM

Buck I have a steering column for your rig, but it needs to be rebuilt as its sloppy, but it still works. To get the wheel off you need a bearing splitter puller and a lot of patients. These rigs are totally rebuild able unless the tube or shaft get ruined. In this case you need a really good machine shop / Fab shop to make / repair what was damaged.

I see you in NH , where abouts ?
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Posted April 08, 2013 - 05:54 PM

I would bet that the pin that goes through the steering box is broken. I have welded a couple with good results.

 

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Posted April 20, 2013 - 01:14 PM

Got. The steering column out !!
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Posted April 21, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Thanks Sky! pm me if you want to get rid of it.



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Posted April 21, 2013 - 12:29 PM

Decent used steering assemblies show up on ebay with some regularity. I had a guy that listed one rebuild the unit for my '73 GT-12 and he did a nice job, all for just shy of $200.






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