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Re: MF50 Tie rod stuck.

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Jim Gorter

04-25-2013 10:45:33

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Thanks for the replies. I have been hesitant to beat on the tube for fear of crimping it more to the inner shaft. I am trying to do this with the tie rod still attached to the center pivot.
BTW, What is a "Stilson" Jim.

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Tom in MO

04-25-2013 10:55:00

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 Re: MF50 Tie rod stuck. in reply to Jim Gorter, 04-25-2013 10:45:33  
Jim, what you and me call a "Pipe Wrench", Down Under and in the UK, they call a "Stillson Wrench".

This is a timely topic, as I"m about to do the same thing on a Ferguson TO-20.

If you want a chuckle: look at the picture in the Ferguson Shop Manual of the mechanic adjusting the toe-in on the front wheels, by turning the tie rod with his BARE HANDS, after he"s loosened the clamps on the tie rod ends!

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Jim Gorter

04-26-2013 09:10:41

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 Re: MF50 Tie rod stuck. in reply to Tom in MO, 04-25-2013 10:55:00  
Tom, Thanks for the translation. I will try the tapping method maybe combined with the "stilson twist".
I even had trouble pulling the axle ends out of the housing. They were packed tight with dirt. Ended up anchoring one side and pulling the other side out with a comealong (what us Yanks call a cable winch) Jim.

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DavidP, South Wales

04-25-2013 14:22:26

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 Re: MF50 Tie rod stuck. in reply to Tom in MO, 04-25-2013 10:55:00  
Hi Tom,
In the factory world things don't rust. They don't seize up and they don't sometimes have to beat the **** out of things to free them!!!!

A chuckle yes, but that's the way it should be when you fit the replacement item.

I think the French call it a 'cle anglais'.


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