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#31 IHCubGuy OFFLINE  

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Posted January 19, 2015 - 11:15 PM

Got the one off the 102 but can't the steering wheel off the 129 already ruined the threads.

I know you say the threads are already ruined but here is a trick that works every time for me.  Get a fine thread bolt and nut.  Thread the nut onto the steering column half way into its threads after taking the nut off that holds the wheel.  Thread the bolt into the other side of the nut and tighten it down against the column.  Sit down on the seat and put your knees under the wheel and push up on the wheel with your legs to give upward pressure on the wheel.  Now with a short handled sledge or a large ballpean hammer whack the heck out of the head of that bolt.  The wheel should pop up off the taper against the nut you threaded on.  Un-thread the nut and bolt and take the wheel off.  I have done many this way and have yet to ruin a column or a wheel doing it.  Good luck.



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Posted January 19, 2015 - 11:23 PM

I know you say the threads are already ruined but here is a trick that works every time for me. Get a fine thread bolt and nut. Thread the nut onto the steering column half way into its threads after taking the nut off that holds the wheel. Thread the bolt into the other side of the nut and tighten it down against the column. Sit down on the seat and put your knees under the wheel and push up on the wheel with your legs to give upward pressure on the wheel. Now with a short handled sledge or a large ballpean hammer whack the heck out of the head of that bolt. The wheel should pop up off the taper against the nut you threaded on. Un-thread the nut and bolt and take the wheel off. I have done many this way and have yet to ruin a column or a wheel doing it. Good luck.

it ended up mushrooming where we hit it cause I didn't leave the nut on it. We had to use the grinder and a chisel I hope that I can still re thread it.

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Posted January 19, 2015 - 11:36 PM

Never whack the crap out of those Ross steering columns, they can break, heard many do it before.

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Posted January 20, 2015 - 04:04 PM

Never whack the crap out of those Ross steering columns, they can break, heard many do it before.

If you hold up on the wheel like I said with your legs it should not be a problem as none of the shock is going into the box.  It's all between the wheel and the shaft.  I would however never beat on the shaft without doing this for the reason you said.  I have seen those aluminum boxes break just from a lack of grease causing binding in the front axle spindles.



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Posted January 20, 2015 - 06:09 PM

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Going to need a new steering wheel for the 129
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Posted January 20, 2015 - 07:03 PM

You better repaint that loader while it is off.

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Posted January 20, 2015 - 07:43 PM

I think the plan is to paint the tractor too.

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Posted January 22, 2015 - 09:47 AM

Just ordered a steering column for the 102.



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Posted January 28, 2015 - 09:36 PM

I had to send it back it was 3 inches to short but the guy is sending out another one should be here saturday or monday 


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Posted February 04, 2015 - 06:24 PM

Anybody know what size die tool I need to redo the thread where the steering wheel goes ?






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