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Can You Weld A Broken Tie Rod End Back On To The Rod


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#1 searspullingtractor OFFLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2013 - 10:36 PM

will it hold up for pulling if the tractor does a wheelie
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Posted July 16, 2013 - 10:41 PM

I would think so if the if the person doing the welding is qualified to make the repair. I wouldn't do it on anything where someone's well being is involved but your speeds are going to be very low. 


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Posted July 16, 2013 - 11:52 PM

Sometimes the tie rod end is made of a dissimilar material than the Tie rod.  Welding it back on would be iffy or tricky to do..  JMO


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 06:26 AM

Is it a screw on end? What's broken, the rod or the end ? I'd just buy a new end if it's the broken part. 


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 07:28 AM

There is not much for me to say, that has not been said. Maybe a picture to help us see where and how it broke would help us determine if it is repairable.


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 09:01 AM

I don't think it is wise. If I were a Tech Inspector at A Pull I would not approve a welded Tie Rod. The pulling association or event sponsor is leaglly responsible  if they knowingly allow equipment on the track that is a potential safety hazard to participants or spectators. I would reccomend buying or making a new Rod.


Edited by JD DANNELS, July 17, 2013 - 09:02 AM.

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Posted July 17, 2013 - 09:32 AM

Why don't you take the guess work out of the equasion and just buy a new one. Pretty sure they are less than 10$ at a hardware store.


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 10:44 AM

It could be welded but safety is more important. I'd replace it myself

 

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Posted July 17, 2013 - 10:43 PM

I would have to make new ones if it can not be welded. it broke in side the tie rod

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Posted July 18, 2013 - 09:24 AM

I would have to make new ones if it can not be welded. it broke in side the tie rod

So your saying the lead screw on the tie rod end broke off inside the tube? Can you drill it  and use an Easyout to extract the broken part?  Then you could screw in a new end. That would be the best solution.


Edited by JD DANNELS, July 18, 2013 - 09:25 AM.

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