Posted by 68Case440 on September 19, 2012 at 18:49:39 from (220.127.116.11):
Just replaced a spindle on Case 440 and the new key groove was machined in off a few degrees so I have a wheel now kicked out a few inches. This 440 has hydraulic steering and two equal length tie rod sleeves. I removed the clamp on the tie rod sleeve and opened up the gap slightly with a hammer and chisel, wd-40, and the propane torch. I can't get it to budge pounding on it or using big pipe wrenches in case there are threads I don't see. I took it completely off and heated it up real good with a bigger propane torch and tried again with no movement whatsoever. As I am without a welder at the moment, I plan to have the local shop weld it back together after I take out the inch of length which I guesstimated will get me close for weekend mowing. I would like to be able to adjust for toe though at some point in the future. Anyone know if I can find a universal tie rod sleeve so I can put in new threaded ends to get fine adjustment? I already called O'reilly Auto parts and they said they didn't have a universal kit. The shortest sleeve I can figure I could use is a 19" sleeve so that at least an inch of each tie rod end is threaded into the sleeve as I need a hole to hole length of 22 1/8th and the tie rod threaded ends are 3 1/8th from end to center.
If I need more than one inch of tie rod end threaded into the sleeve, somebody please tell me. Also, do I want any toe out when I align the front end in the drive? Wide front axle already has plenty of degrees of positive camber on each side and if I remember right, a fraction of an inch of toe makes cars track good and enter corners good. How much toe for a tractor using the tape measure or long 2x4 method? I have new tires up front so I want to make an effort to get it lined up good.
Thanks for any suggestions to get me going for the weekend and later with dialing in a better alignment.
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies! Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]
TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.