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#1 JohnWR OFFLINE  

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Posted March 15, 2014 - 08:38 PM

I tried searching around before posting this but it seem i came up empty handed. Today i took the Snow caster off the 1050 as it is starting to get warm and if we do happen to get any late snow ill just use my LF. While i was driving the tractor to where i store my snow casters for the summer i noticed when i turn the steering wheel its sloppy and my brake pedal now moved when the wheel is turned. I do need a new frag link and tire rods and that will be ordered in the next week or so but those shouldn't affect the brake pedal. Thanks for any help i do appreciate it greatly.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 08:48 PM

It may be that all you need is some adjustment.

 

Down load this manual:

http://gardentractor...anual-552875-1/

 

On page 5-1 you will find the procedure for getting rid of slop in the steering.

 

If that doesn't cure it, then you need to look at the various linkages.

 

When trouble shooting, always look at the simplest, easiest, or less costly solution first.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 08:58 PM

It may be that all you need is some adjustment.

 

Down load this manual:

http://gardentractor...anual-552875-1/

 

On page 5-1 you will find the procedure for getting rid of slop in the steering.

 

If that doesn't cure it, then you need to look at the various linkages.

 

When trouble shooting, always look at the simplest, easiest, or less costly solution first.

 

I figure there is no less costly way out of this with over 50 years of abuse it's time i'm going to replace the bushing in the brake pedal and re shim the steering gear when i order the other parts in a couple of weeks.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 09:04 PM

There is a cross-shaft that the clutch/brake pedal attaches to that also passes through the steering gearand steering arm. It may be dirt. rust, debris that is causing the steering arm or gear to move the cross-shaft. This area is also a lubrication point. Check for a zerk to grease else use oil can to lube every 8 hours of run time.

 

Good luck.


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Posted March 15, 2014 - 09:07 PM

Good to know i have not greased that one ever.


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 08:38 AM

These old tractors generally have about 1/2 turn of slop each way in the steering wheel, I would not worry about it.

The clutch petal and steering shaft are connected to the same shaft which is why the petal will sometimes wiggle when turning the wheel.



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Posted March 16, 2014 - 06:30 PM

I have often seen this shaft (1714840) that supports the steering sector as well as the clutch/brake pedal worn badly where it pivots in the main tractor mounting plate (1717315).  There are sleeve bearings (1185558) for this pivot joint on each side, but they are often worn out.  There is nothing special about this shaft (not hardened, not machined), other than some cross holes for cotter pins and a roll pin for the steering sector.  The shaft is either 5/8 or 3/4 material and could easily be made.  The sleeve bearings are bronze and are a standard size.


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