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#1 speed005 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 20, 2015 - 05:27 PM

I re-assembles the direction of my MF10 and I do not know if it is normal, but when I turn the wheel on right 3/4 turn to the full lock, and I to the left for 1 1/4 turn to the full lock

that it is possible that this is normal and that the number of tour is asymmetric turned to full lock??

I adjust my stopper according to the manual, 13/16 on the left and 1 13/16 on the right

can you help me??
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Posted March 20, 2015 - 05:49 PM

Mine turns sharper to the left than the right. I have not checked the the amount of turns, but mine does. Two reasons for it is, one, if you use a tiller like I do, if you turn to sharp to the right with the tiller running you tire will contact the belt and cut your tire, in a hurry. Has happened to me. Two, turning sharper to the left makes it easier to trim around objects with the mower. Just my experiences. There could be other reasons or maybe they are suppose to turn from lock to lock the same?  Noel    



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Posted March 20, 2015 - 05:59 PM

could you look at the number of turns on each side ???
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Posted March 20, 2015 - 06:06 PM

A lot of slop in my steering, but from center to full lock to the right is about 3/4 of a turn and center to full lock to the left is about 1 1/2 turns.  Noel



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Posted March 20, 2015 - 06:19 PM

Good. Mine is tight but i have the same number of turn. I really appreciate
thank you a lot
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Posted March 20, 2015 - 06:21 PM

Just like Zoolander.

 

Cant turn Left.



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Posted March 20, 2015 - 06:34 PM

You are welcome, noel

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Posted March 20, 2015 - 06:44 PM

The bar that goes from the bottom of the steering column to the left front axle spindle needs to be adjusted.

 

Making it longer or shorter will affect hole many turns to the end right or left.

 

If you remove 1 end of that bar, set the steering wheel in the middle ( same turns left or right) with the wheels straight the end of the bar should line up with the spindle arm. 

 

These tractors can turn sharper to the left because when you turn to the right the PTO jack-shaft pulley can hit the right front tire if you go too far.



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Posted March 20, 2015 - 06:54 PM

The bar that goes from the bottom of the steering column to the left front axle spindle needs to be adjusted.

 

Making it longer or shorter will affect hole many turns to the end right or left.

 

If you remove 1 end of that bar, set the steering wheel in the middle ( same turns left or right) with the wheels straight the end of the bar should line up with the spindle arm. 

 

These tractors can turn sharper to the left because when you turn to the right the PTO jack-shaft pulley can hit the right front tire if you go too far.

 

 

I agree with Doug.

As he was typing that, I was looking for this picture.

 

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Everything is adjustable. You should be able to center as Doug says, and

then follow through the adjustments, to get it turning equally.


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Posted March 20, 2015 - 06:56 PM

I agree with Doug.

As he was typing that, I was looking for this picture.

 

attachicon.gifP1010123.JPG

 

Everything is adjustable. You should be able to center as Doug says, and

then follow through the adjustments, to get it turning equally.

 

That's exactly what I was trying to say but a picture tells it better.


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Posted March 20, 2015 - 07:07 PM

That's exactly what I was trying to say but a picture tells it better.

 

 

But, it just occurred to me, that if the hole in the plate on the steering box, is

not centered ( in line with the shaft ), that throws it off.

We need a picture of the steering box.



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Posted March 20, 2015 - 08:00 PM

But, it just occurred to me, that if the hole in the plate on the steering box, is
not centered ( in line with the shaft ), that throws it off.
We need a picture of the steering box.


Gee, if only we knew of a guy with several 10's or 12's to compare them. Maybe even a parts unit or two. :poke:

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Posted March 20, 2015 - 11:08 PM

thank you,

 

you made me realize that right side turn less than left, and is logic that number of turn is less in this side than the other side


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Posted March 21, 2015 - 10:08 AM

But, it just occurred to me, that if the hole in the plate on the steering box, is

not centered ( in line with the shaft ), that throws it off.

We need a picture of the steering box.

 

I just took one out of a MF12 this am, don't know if there is any difference to the 10. Here are a couple of pictures 100_0203.JPG 100_0204.JPG . I was just getting on here to look for a steering gear box rebuild article or manual.


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