MF-14 Control Shaft Bearing Replacement
Posted September 14, 2011 - 11:04 PM
- kdubban said thank you
Posted September 15, 2011 - 07:04 AM
the inside, into the frame. The other 2 are for the deck lift. They are made from some sort of cast white metal, and they break. Brittle.
NLA. You'll have to get them made on a lathe, out of bronze, and file that flat on them.
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to replace them if you want to keep it looking original. You'd have to
free up all the linkages that are well rusted on to the shaft, and take it apart.
On my MF14 working girl, those bushings were shot, so I made up bronze bushings and slid them onto the shaft from the
outside. I then drilled and tapped a hole close to the bushing hole and used a 1/4" bolt and washer to hold the bushing in place.
I hope the descprition makes sense. If not, I'll take some pics.
Posted September 15, 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted September 15, 2011 - 02:28 PM
Edited by mac102004, November 08, 2012 - 03:50 PM.
Posted September 15, 2011 - 02:38 PM
Posted September 15, 2011 - 05:52 PM
from a bearing shop, and then file the flat on it. Considering what it does, tolerances aren't that critical, if you just
wanting to make it work again. Just like every other dimension on these GTs, it's more than likely nominal, and a hole drilled
into round bar stock would suffice. Thats one of the great things about these old tractors. Everything is done with fractions.
Plus or minus 1/16"
Mac, you should fire up the CNC, and make a swack of em. Post it in the sticky for parts. This will be coming up again.
- kdubban said thank you
Posted September 15, 2011 - 07:15 PM
Posted September 15, 2011 - 08:46 PM
Posted September 16, 2011 - 07:48 PM
- olcowhand, IamSherwood and kdubban have said thanks
Posted September 16, 2011 - 08:18 PM
That Stens # makes it real easy to find.
Posted September 17, 2011 - 07:30 AM
yep, thats where I got it from. I have friend, that has three MF14s, Ive been helping him search for parts, hes not good at the computer, but really a whiz with tractors, he really likes the way they fit
Edited by Frank Morris, September 17, 2011 - 07:55 AM.
Posted September 17, 2011 - 09:34 PM
Posted September 17, 2011 - 11:33 PM
- mikebramel said thank you
Posted January 20, 2019 - 02:29 PM
I needed a quick fix so I fabricated a set for the lift shaft out of Teflon,so far they are holding up and that was using the dozer blade and snow blower. However they are starting to show signs of failure. Teflon is impact resistant and self lubricating so it would work well for the control arm shaft but I dont think its strong enough for the lift shaft.
- mac102004 said thank you