Getting the Tow in corrected on my lawn tractor.

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Chevy 97
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Getting the Tow in corrected on my lawn tractor.

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The first picture, this is how my tow in was since I bought the tractor. I purchased a snow blower for it a couple years ago, the weight of the blower made it hard to steer.

Chevy 97
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I removed both rods then cut them.

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I used a 9/16 die to cut some threads on all four pieces. The rods were a bit thick for the 9/16 but two small for 5/8. Never did try a metric die.

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I used a coupling nut, red Loctite on one end and a jam nut on the other. I broke one die too, so I had to buy a second one to finish.


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Cannot wait now to try it out.

97k15004wd
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Post by 97k15004wd »

That was a good idea. Seems on most of the yard tractors now, the front end parts are "remove and replace". I would rather fix it

Chevy 97
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Post by Chevy 97 »

97k15004wd wrote:That was a good idea. Seems on most of the yard tractors now, the front end parts are "remove and replace". I would rather fix it
I got a you tube degree on that one. It was a very good Idea.

z71gmc06
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Post by z71gmc06 »

Ha ha,

I like that. "Youtube degree" I have a couple of those too.

Hog
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Post by Hog »

Nice.

I've got a 1974 JD 112 12 hp Kohler single cylinder, 4 speed manual, triple blade 38" deck that I've been nursing for the last while. It needs an engine, but its done well for cutting the same acre of land for the last 45 years.

I hope all is well with you.

peace
Hog

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