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#1 LuCarp06 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 07:41 PM

I am looking for a steering wheel for my chief 1200.

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 09:04 PM

I have 1. I will see if I can remove it from the tractor lol. Steering wheels are the hardest things to get removed
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 11:30 PM

Welcome to GTT. Check out our Manuals Section for info. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted January 24, 2016 - 06:19 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! A few pics of your tractor would be nice to view. Check out the link in my signature for a video on uploading them.



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Posted January 24, 2016 - 09:04 AM

:welcometogttalk: & :wewantpics:   Welcome fellow nutmegger.



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Posted January 24, 2016 - 11:12 PM

Yeah I agree, I still have to get the old one off. The entire round part of the steering wheel came off leaving the horizontal cross bar with the nut.
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Posted January 25, 2016 - 03:01 PM

They do always seem to be a pain to take off. Trying to remove a broken wheel is difficult enough, let alone one that isn't damaged. I've ruined more than one during the process.

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Posted January 25, 2016 - 05:10 PM

I have a couple from the closed side models, one for a Jake and one for a Ford already off. I will compare them to the 120( Ford version of the 1200 chief) I have. Post pics soon as I can.



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Posted January 26, 2016 - 04:38 PM

okay, about 2" smaller in diameter. sorry not much help here


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Posted January 26, 2016 - 06:23 PM

The earlier (1966-1971) Jakes had a keyed, tapered steering shaft with a nut. I am not sure if any other brand used the same design. Over tightening the nut and/or any amount of rust makes them virtually impossible to remove without damage, even with a puller.

The later tube-frame Jake tractors had a Ross steering gear with a splined shaft like many other makes.

The steering wheels themselves were used on many makes. I am not sure of the company that supplied them but mostly mounting style are the only differences.
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Posted January 26, 2016 - 11:24 PM

Having a difficult time removing the steering wheel. I don't want to damage anything

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Posted January 26, 2016 - 11:27 PM

Is there a way to cross reference to see if another steering wheel will fit?

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Posted January 27, 2016 - 11:56 AM

Having a difficult time removing the steering wheel. I don't want to damage anything

There is not much room between the wheel and the dash. If you can loosen the locking collar on the underside of the dash you will be able to slide the steering shaft up some to get more room to work.

A while back I asked a guy that restored many MMs and Whites for his advice on steering wheel removal. He said the best way he's found is to remove the entire dash and set it up in a hydraulic press to drive the shaft down. No other way about it, these are absolutely a pain. I've only seen one come loose without a fight.

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Posted January 27, 2016 - 02:21 PM

i've also heard people cut the shaft to put it in a hydraulic press


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Posted January 27, 2016 - 04:22 PM

That would probably be the easiest method for removing the wheel. The dash would still need to be loosened to get the shaft back in once it was welded back together.





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