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#1 adamjd200 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 04, 2016 - 11:37 PM

The lift linkage on my fast hitch apparently locked up on my tractor, leading to it snapping meaning I can not lift the hitch, the piece that broke is the bar next to the cylinder, the to locked tight in place, the bottom is still free.  I need to remove the entire bar and the top end so I can get it repaired, so far I have managed to remove the cotter pin on the top portion, but haven't been able to get it to budge at all.  So far I have soaked it in PB Blaster, heated it with a propane torch to no avail, thinking that the acetylene plumbers torch may be next, any ideas before I turn the big torch on it?  See picture for reference (not my tractor, this is how it should look.)

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Posted February 05, 2016 - 08:23 AM

Without some photos can't really tell what your talking about.  If you have a pin that is seized use a big torch and only heat one side, not the whole thing.  Use an air hammer with a flat punch and bear down on it with the punch on the end of the pin.  Once it is broke loose it will probably come out.


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Posted February 05, 2016 - 08:39 AM

Up close pics might help


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Posted February 05, 2016 - 12:22 PM

I'll try to get some pics of what I'm dealing with Sunday, have to go to work soon, and have to work all day tomorrow as well.



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Posted February 05, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Without some photos can't really tell what your talking about.  If you have a pin that is seized use a big torch and only heat one side, not the whole thing.  Use an air hammer with a flat punch and bear down on it with the punch on the end of the pin.  Once it is broke loose it will probably come out.

I don't have an air hammer, but I can always substitute the 2lb drilling hammer and some muscle.



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Posted February 05, 2016 - 02:20 PM

Are you talking about this vertical bar in the pic?

 

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Posted February 05, 2016 - 08:29 PM

Are you talking about this vertical bar in the pic?

 

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Yes, thank, I don't have the computer savviness to add an arrow like that, the top pivot point is stuck solid, the bottom shouldn't be a problem.  Oddly enough mine has a sickle bar mower hooked to it at the moment too, why didn't IH put grease fitting here in the beginning?



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Posted February 05, 2016 - 09:05 PM

Yes, thank, I don't have the computer savviness to add an arrow like that, the top pivot point is stuck solid, the bottom shouldn't be a problem.  Oddly enough mine has a sickle bar mower hooked to it at the moment too, why didn't IH put grease fitting here in the beginning?

Where did the bar break? Can you get a pic?



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Posted February 05, 2016 - 10:18 PM

Where did the bar break? Can you get a pic?

Not until Sunday, bar broke just inside top piece, above the bottom pin (from what I know this is supposed to be pulled when using a mower or similar to allow it to "float"), but below the top pin, I have a guy locally who can weld and machine it to work, but I need to get that top part  off first, I'm also going to add a grease fitting so that this doesn't happen again.



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Posted February 05, 2016 - 10:59 PM

Not until Sunday, bar broke just inside top piece, above the bottom pin (from what I know this is supposed to be pulled when using a mower or similar to allow it to "float"), but below the top pin, I have a guy locally who can weld and machine it to work, but I need to get that top part  off first, I'm also going to add a grease fitting so that this doesn't happen again.

We use heat (acetylene torch) to free up most stuck parts on these old tractors.


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Posted February 05, 2016 - 11:35 PM

We use heat (acetylene torch) to free up most stuck parts on these old tractors.

That's what I figured I would wind up doing, I don't have an oxy-acetylene but I do have an old acetylene plumbers torch, have to put a new hose on it (have one just need to install it), that should get plenty hot enough.  BTW, know any good places to get PtO shafts for the sickle bar mowers?



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Posted February 05, 2016 - 11:46 PM

That's what I figured I would wind up doing, I don't have an oxy-acetylene but I do have an old acetylene plumbers torch, have to put a new hose on it (have one just need to install it), that should get plenty hot enough.  BTW, know any good places to get PtO shafts for the sickle bar mowers?

My dad bought some pieces and made up his own when he replaced the original shaft for our mower.


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 06:54 PM

Any update on your Farmall?



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Posted February 14, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Any update on your Farmall?

Not as of right now, had to work all last weekend and then hurt like crazy, so didn't do much on my days off, then work plus the bitter cold, hope to try to work on it this week, weather may have other plans.


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Posted April 06, 2016 - 03:51 PM

Managed to get the mower unhooked, now back to crap weather, can't do much with it right now, here's a pic of where the bar broke.SUNP0010.JPG

 






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