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Posted January 28, 2017 - 06:23 PM

Let us know if your poor mans power steering makes a significant difference in steering. Thinking adding to my 446 if it's worth the time and money.


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Posted January 28, 2017 - 07:02 PM

Let us know if your poor mans power steering makes a significant difference in steering. Thinking adding to my 446 if it's worth the time and money.

Will do!



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Posted January 28, 2017 - 09:27 PM

I installed thrust bearings on my Mtd 990 when I rebuilt it. It steered much easier & smoother.
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Posted January 29, 2017 - 07:56 AM

Just checked the USPS tracking site and the parts are delayed! Have no idea when they will arrive now. Guess I'll play with the F725 today!


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Posted January 30, 2017 - 03:25 PM

The bushings came in!  :dancingbanana:  Set about installing them. A little oil on them and a medium ball peen did the trick.

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Steers much better. Took her for a spin. Gotta find the bind up under the dash, though. This is probably a 50% upgrade!


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Posted January 30, 2017 - 03:50 PM

Niiiiice, Kenny. Simple, inexpensive, but very effective. Better machine now :thumbs:  

 

Just curious, are those bushings oil impregnated?


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Posted January 30, 2017 - 04:21 PM

Looks good!

Do you have a closeup pictures showing the new thrust bearing installed?

I'm thinking of add thrust bearings to my cub 149.


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Posted January 30, 2017 - 05:34 PM

Niiiiice, Kenny. Simple, inexpensive, but very effective. Better machine now :thumbs:  

 

Just curious, are those bushings oil impregnated?

I think so, but the spindles have a grease zerk on the axle.


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Posted January 30, 2017 - 05:36 PM

Looks good!

Do you have a closeup pictures showing the new thrust bearing installed?

I'm thinking of add thrust bearings to my cub 149.

Check out post #12!


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Posted January 30, 2017 - 06:56 PM

Glad your bushings showed up and you got them in.  I can put some snow in a big envelope and mail it to you if you want to see how she handles in snow!


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Posted January 30, 2017 - 07:08 PM

Glad your bushings showed up and you got them in.  I can put some snow in a big envelope and mail it to you if you want to see how she handles in snow!

Thanks, but no thanks! For snow down here, I think she would do well. Normally doesn't last long enough to get carried away over.


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Posted January 31, 2017 - 09:05 AM

Niiiiice, Kenny. Simple, inexpensive, but very effective. Better machine now :thumbs:  

 

Just curious, are those bushings oil impregnated?

If I remember from my maintenance days they are impregnated with graphite.


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Posted January 31, 2017 - 09:10 AM

If I remember from my maintenance days they are impregnated with graphite.

 

Ah ok, I could see that being pretty darn effective. We use oil impregnated a fair amount. Basically, when friction is introduced, the resulting heat causes the oil to ooze from the bushing. Kind of like lube on demand.


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Posted February 12, 2017 - 04:55 PM

I got to use Alice today. Finished leveling Aaron's shop floor. The steering upgrade was well worth the effort. Plus the JD 725 had a steering spinner on it that made it's way to Alice. That was sweet one handed steering!

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Posted February 12, 2017 - 08:33 PM

What no pictures of Alice working!?


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