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#1 bbuckler ONLINE  

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Posted November 05, 2017 - 05:45 PM

Got the deck on the C-120 and it mows great and the deck is quiet but I broke a tie rod on the tractor today so I will be out $80 on tie rods. 

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Posted November 05, 2017 - 05:50 PM

Did you break the end or the rod itself? If it's the rod, sleeve it. Replacement ends are available. I would expect you could find something g to work for less than $ 80.
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Posted November 05, 2017 - 05:52 PM

Did you break the end or the rod itself? If it's the rod, sleeve it. Replacement ends are available. I would expect you could find something g to work for less than $ 80.

The end but mine isn't a threaded style it made into the rod. 



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Posted November 05, 2017 - 05:54 PM

If you had a lathe, you could thread the rod for new ends. (I'm assuming you have the cheapo rods that have the ball sockets machined directly into the rod.)


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Posted November 05, 2017 - 05:57 PM

If you had a lathe, you could thread the rod for new ends. (I'm assuming you have the cheapo rods that have the ball sockets machined directly into the rod.)

I wish I had a lathe also wished I had a mill. And yes it the cheapo ones. 



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Posted November 05, 2017 - 06:53 PM

Measure your current rod, measure the new end, cut the end off your rod, weld the new end to your rod.
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Posted November 06, 2017 - 06:26 PM

I replaced the ones on my 416-8 with RH threaded Heim joints and all-thread rod. Now they are adjustable and much stronger for a fraction the cost of factory replacements.


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Posted November 18, 2017 - 05:55 PM

 Saved money on tie rods by making my own. Made with a 3/8 rod and 1/2 tube for extra reinforcement. I'm went with RH threads on both sides.

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Posted November 21, 2017 - 03:56 PM

I think I'm going to put the old exhaust back on for mowing the stack is a little loud






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