Been thinking about these pieces installed and this is my concern... Will dirt collect on the top surface in this picture and settle down into the assembly.
This takes me back to my original idea of using the open type with bolts and large washers to keep dirt out.
Any thoughts on this? I am open to your thoughts.
Nope. Have the same end links on my Ransomes Bob Cat mower project and they have been on there and working since new. Actually, all the link connections on the machine, are of the type you have and everything works smoothly. MUCH better than the ball and socket type, that most machines come with. If they fit...you'll never need to replace them, again.
One other note: Those little holes on the side of the ball end link, that lead to the threads on the rod, use a drop of light weight oil in them and fill the hole with a dab of grease, and they will always be turnable by hand. Keeps the threads from getting gummed up.
Edited by dave8338, September 26, 2012 - 08:25 AM.