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#1 Closha63 OFFLINE  



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Posted August 23, 2011 - 08:47 PM

I am still working on repairing my broken drive-shaft coupler and i was thinking about while its apart to fix a couple things. I noticed that the steering ratious (wrong spelling) of this thing is rather large. I noticed that there are steering stops on the spindle arms. Can I or has anyone cut them off and or cut and placed back further to help with steering? Is that something that would help or just be a complete waste of my time???

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 05:04 AM

I don't think it would be a good idea to cut them off or move them. The whole steering system is designed to work together. One thing I have learned over the years is that you really need to do your homework before you second guess a JD engineer.
The stops are designed into the system for a good reason and moving or eliminating them would most likely lead to damage to the tractor, or worse, an accident.
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