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#1 alexcole OFFLINE  


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Posted October 11, 2014 - 07:11 AM

I recently had the tie rod on the "passenger" side of my lawn tractor separate. Mine are the solid bar type that does not have screw-on tie rod ends, it appears that the entire assembly (bar with both tie rods) needs to be replaced. So I started looking into it and found that it is about $100 to replace! I have seen that the 110 model has a bar with screw-on replaceable tie rod ends. I am thinking of purchasing a used assembly of this variety so that I can use the bar portion, and purchasing new tie rod ends to replace the used ones. Even with shipping, I would save money this way. My question is, are the 110 and 112 tie rod assembly's interchangeable? Has anyone done this? I am not a purist (flame suit on) and this lawn tractor is a work horse, not a beauty queen. Is there something else I can do to remedy this broken tie rod that will be less than $100? Thanks in advance, Alex.

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Posted October 11, 2014 - 07:51 AM

You could build one. Steel rod, cut to length, then cut threads on each end. McMaster Carr has tie rod ends up the yinyang for about 5 bucks each. Or you can use all thread rod to make your bar, also.

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Posted October 11, 2014 - 07:51 AM

Alex, if the 110 is the same as a 112, I have a spare for you. 


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Posted October 11, 2014 - 08:38 AM

Alex, if the 110 is the same as a 112, I have a spare for you. 


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Ben, They are the same and should work for him.

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Posted October 11, 2014 - 07:59 PM

I have an almost complete extra axle if you are still looking for parts.  It came from an early '68 112 that Lyall parted.  I used a few pieces from it to fix my '68 110.