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#1 Mike125s OFFLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 12:26 PM

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I have a 66 chief 1000,and a 42 rotary mower. Is the turn stop on the left turn arm necessary??I guess it is so the front wheels won't hit the deck??If I need one ,I am going to fabricate it.  What are the dimensions??  Thanks much!!

 

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 12:53 PM

My Ford 120 doesn't have that and I've never had the tires hit the deck so I'm honestly not sure why they say it's required
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Posted February 28, 2014 - 02:48 PM

In the ford manual I downloaded today,it says turn stop required for models 53057,53059,and 53091. It looks like these are all 1966 tractors.  The jacobsen manual did not specify specific models.

 

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 05:24 PM

I wonder what changed on them...mine's a 68 model and I've never noticed any discrepancies in pictures or parts lists (but I've made a mistake once or twice before :D ). I say try it and see what happens, I'd like to see some close up pics of the axle and such for comparison purposes as well.
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Posted February 28, 2014 - 06:45 PM

I wonder what changed on them...mine's a 68 model and I've never noticed any discrepancies in pictures or parts lists (but I've made a mistake once or twice before :D ). I say try it and see what happens, I'd like to see some close up pics of the axle and such for comparison purposes as well.

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Posted March 01, 2014 - 05:13 PM

Usually that feature is now cast into the front axle.
It's there to stop the front wheel from turning too far and locking up.
That may cause the tractor to flip!
If you disconnect the tie rod and check the rotation of the spindle, you may see what I'm talking about.

Or, I could be wrong!

Joe
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Posted March 01, 2014 - 07:00 PM

Usually that feature is now cast into the front axle.
It's there to stop the front wheel from turning too far and locking up.
That may cause the tractor to flip!
If you disconnect the tie rod and check the rotation of the spindle, you may see what I'm talking about.

Or, I could be wrong!

Joe

 

Thanks Joe

 

I understand what you are talking about.  The operators manual did not mention the stop,only the mowing deck(42 Rotary).  I am thinking it might be related to the deck because of this.  I will think about the locking scenario though, that would be dangerous.  Thanks much!!

 

Mike

Genoa,IL


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Posted March 02, 2014 - 09:11 AM

 

Usually that feature is now cast into the front axle.
It's there to stop the front wheel from turning too far and locking up.
That may cause the tractor to flip!
If you disconnect the tie rod and check the rotation of the spindle, you may see what I'm talking about.

Or, I could be wrong!

Joe

 

Thanks Joe

 

I understand what you are talking about.  The operators manual did not mention the stop,only the mowing deck(42 Rotary).  I am thinking it might be related to the deck because of this.  I will think about the locking scenario though, that would be dangerous.  Thanks much!!

 

Mike

Genoa,IL

 

There are stop tabs cast into the bottom of both sides of the axle.  The one on the turn arm would further limit turn radius.

 

Mike

Genoa,il






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