If the tubes are straight and not mangled I always just replace the tie rod ends.
Just finished replacing the fronts on a similar tractor about 10 minutes ago.
Cost was about $25 for the pair. Not hard to do.
The fronts are left hand threads. Easy job and definately makes the tractor steer nicer.
I usually use anti seize compound where the tie rod end screws into the tube but am out of it so I used grease instead.