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Posted October 27, 2015 - 06:09 PM

I had this steering column as a back up for my HD-12. One of my 12's steering is getting harder to steer and was curious if there was a way to get the harden grease out without taking the complete steering assembly off. So I decided to look inside the spare assembly to get an idea that I was up against. Do after opening it up - my question is the end copper or brass? The races are the same metal. Plastic casing for the ball bearings. Is this how all these Ross's were made?ImageUploadedByTapatalk1445987373.818399.jpg

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Posted October 27, 2015 - 06:17 PM

I wouldn't think they would use brass since its so soft and would wear much easier over time.  wonder if one of the bearings could have broken in yours since they have plastic keepers?


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 06:57 PM

All the Ross boxes I've been into didn't have that copper color.  Not been into a Bush Hog column but one time, and it was plain steel too.  Likely some sort of hard plating.  It would be very hard to truly service a steering column without pulling it from the machine.


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 07:05 PM

Some zinc plating has that color and appearance. I have never had the chance to work on those machines, but that could be plating.sometimes plating is used in high temp bearings to prevent wear and corrosion. Just my two cents.
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Posted October 27, 2015 - 07:20 PM

It's steel with a coating. I rebuild steering gears for a living and had many of those apart. The cone shaped stud that rides on that worm shaft is usually what wears out. Let me know if you need any info on parts and such and I'll see what I can do.
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Posted October 27, 2015 - 08:15 PM

Thanks guys -good info- well I managed to break one of the plastic retainers - I had cleaned the ball bearing and we're putting them back in and dropped it. I am open to suggestions on what I need to buy to replace itImageUploadedByTapatalk1445994912.266950.jpg

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Posted October 27, 2015 - 08:17 PM

Pharmer Here is the part I think you are talking about that tends to wear-ImageUploadedByTapatalk1445995073.427120.jpg

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Posted October 28, 2015 - 05:41 AM

Is this an aluminum housing? If so, scroll down here, as he sells the bearings.


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