Has anyone repaired the enlarged hole in the front axle in these tractors? Wondering which is the best way to go about it. When I put the jack under the frame, the frame will rise about 1/2" before the front axle starts to go up. I am thinking it is because the hole for the pin has wore considerable and leaves very little room for the axle to float over uneven ground.
Is it best to weld a bushing across the axle where the original hole should be? Or would it be stronger to put a flat iron, front and back inside the axle with a rounded out place for the pin? I am thinking the second option would put the weight on the bottom of the axle itself and not on the welds for the bushing. Any ideas would be more than welcome.