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Ford Lgt 145 Open Side Steering Gear Broken!


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#1 jodycon OFFLINE  

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Posted August 15, 2013 - 12:24 PM

Hi all,

 

New guy to the forums here. I have the LGT 145 with the open sides so it is the older model.  I do not have any pictures and do not have the tractor at home to get any pictures.(sorry) It is used at my mountain house about 2 1/2 hours away. My first problem is the steering shaft broke, we took it apart and welded it once used it maybe twice and it broke at the weld again. I have done some searching around and cannot find one. The part number I came up with is JAC502384. Second problem is the return spring for the gas pedal is missing. Don’t know if anyone would have a picture of this so I can just make a new one or if anyone has one available. Part number on the return spring is JAC352501. Any help would be appreciated.

 

 

 

Thank you in advance

 

Jody

 


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Posted August 15, 2013 - 12:55 PM

Welcome to GTT. I just bought an LGT 145 open side like you have. It is a great tractor. Check our manuals section for any info you made need. Check with our sponsors for parts. They are listed on the Home page. Good Luck, Rick

 

The spring may be replaced with a similar size universal spring from your local hardware store.


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Posted August 15, 2013 - 12:57 PM

Joe's parts one of our sponsers may have whatc you need.I just purshased the spring yo refed to from him and he has several Fords he i parting out.


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Posted August 15, 2013 - 01:21 PM

Welcome to GTTalk. Those Fords are a nice tractor. You could check with our sponsors as said above.



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Posted August 15, 2013 - 02:39 PM

Welcome to GTtalk  several of the member have similar Fords and may be a help to you once they see your post.

 

 

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Posted August 15, 2013 - 06:29 PM

welcome...Had the same problem when I bought my LGT100.....I welded the steering shaft and it was still holding when I found another steering box. This breakage is common on these boxes.

 

 

 

 

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Posted August 15, 2013 - 08:26 PM

If yours broke where poncho's pictures show, you may be able to get the part you need on Ebay. These Ross steering boxes were used on John Deere, Cub cadet, Snapper and others. Some people charge through the roof for parts but they are common. No need to pay too much!

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Posted August 15, 2013 - 09:29 PM

Thank you all for the fast response. Time to do some more digging.

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Posted August 16, 2013 - 07:29 AM

Someone was selling rebuild kits for those steering boxes on EPAY. Included bearings and seals but I don't know about the shaft. They were very expensive. You may be able to buy the entire assembly for it at a reasonable price. Good Luck, Rick




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