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#1 Paulgo OFFLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 08:28 PM

There was a nice graphic that showed the clevis and rod lengths for the HT sized push rods. Can't find it. Thought it would be in the manuals section. Anyone help?


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Posted August 30, 2016 - 08:31 PM

I think mine are 26". I can check tomorrow
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Posted August 30, 2016 - 08:41 PM

I think mine are 26". I can check tomorrow

Overall? How long are the threaded rods themselves?  Thanks.


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Posted August 30, 2016 - 09:51 PM

Here you go Paul.

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Here you go Paul.

I can figure out the rod length from that. Perfect. Thanks!


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Posted August 31, 2016 - 07:21 AM

The rods themselves are 22-3/4" long.
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Posted August 31, 2016 - 10:02 AM

In case you or anyone else is looking for some threaded rod to make new push rods, here's an amazon link to ones that I purchased in the past.  Just click on the drop down menu, unclick the default length, and choose the length you need. 

 

https://www.amazon.c...-bin:5485798011


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Posted August 31, 2016 - 10:45 AM

In case you or anyone else is looking for some threaded rod to make new push rods, here's an amazon link to ones that I purchased in the past.  Just click on the drop down menu, unclick the default length, and choose the length you need. 

 

https://www.amazon.c...-bin:5485798011

The rods I have appear homemade and are bent. Probably that cheap grade 2 all thread from tractor supply. Napa sells grade 5 in 3 foot sticks for about $12, which is cheaper than the 5/8" with threaded ends on Amazon. He just lists it as carbon steel and doesn't give a grade.  Paul


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Posted August 31, 2016 - 01:08 PM

The rods I have appear homemade and are bent. Probably that cheap grade 2 all thread from tractor supply. Napa sells grade 5 in 3 foot sticks for about $12, which is cheaper than the 5/8" with threaded ends on Amazon. He just lists it as carbon steel and doesn't give a grade.  Paul

The Amazon rods are listed at a tensile strength of 125k psi which is on par with grade 5.  I have bent a few of the stock Bolens push arms, even snapped one, but haven't had any trouble with the Amazon rods.  Yes the all thread will work, but the effective diameter will be reduced compared to regular bar stock, reducing it's overall strength.


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Posted August 31, 2016 - 01:24 PM

The Amazon rods are listed at a tensile strength of 125k psi which is on par with grade 5.  I have bent a few of the stock Bolens push arms, even snapped one, but haven't had any trouble with the Amazon rods.  Yes the all thread will work, but the effective diameter will be reduced compared to regular bar stock, reducing it's overall strength.

Sorry to bug you again. Guy at napa was wrong. Their rod was grade 2. I will try the amazon rod. Will have to cut 1 1/4" off, so will probably take 5/8" off each end to keep the threads consistent. Thanks!


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Posted August 31, 2016 - 02:04 PM

Sorry to bug you again. Guy at napa was wrong. Their rod was grade 2. I will try the amazon rod. Will have to cut 1 1/4" off, so will probably take 5/8" off each end to keep the threads consistent. Thanks!

Try them out first as you may be able to just cheat the clevis end enough to make them work.  I bought longer than needed for my 1250 and they work ok. 


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Posted September 02, 2016 - 06:39 AM

is there a reason they are adjustable?


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Posted September 02, 2016 - 07:15 AM

is there a reason they are adjustable?

Adjusted one way, you get good solid down pressure for something like scraping with a plow blade. The other way gives more height.  My snowblower has skids and sits just above ground. I am then able to raise it higher for working into deep drifts.

 

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Posted September 02, 2016 - 09:47 AM

thanks for the response, because i have a plow for my 1250 but no rods, so i have some flat stock and it wouldn't take much to make a few pieces, so is 26.5 what everyone sets theirs at or is that just the standard, because i thought that you had down pressure until you put it in the float postion?


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Posted September 02, 2016 - 11:51 AM

thanks for the response, because i have a plow for my 1250 but no rods, so i have some flat stock and it wouldn't take much to make a few pieces, so is 26.5 what everyone sets theirs at or is that just the standard, because i thought that you had down pressure until you put it in the float postion?

The stock rods (not including the clevis ends) are 22-3/4" for the Kohler-powered Large Frames, and 20-1/4" for the Wisconsin-powered Large Frames.


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