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801-b Front axle questions

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10-16-2018 17:08:32

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I have a few questions regarding the front axle as I dig into my 801-b.

First, here is a link to hi-res photos: Link


1. Does it appear the left side spindle steering link is bent down. Hard to believe since it appears to be a cast piece but that's quite an angle for the tie-rod.

2. The left side versus right side certainly appears to have different angles on tie rod and overall drop...is that normal or do I have mis-matched spindles/Steering arms (not really sure what these are called)?

3. The steering arm between the axles appears to be bent on the left side...I assume it should be straight for it's entire length.

4. I'm trying to narrow up the front axle on each side. I started on the right side, but it's really not moving at all. Any suggestions? Do I need to push or pull, twist, heat up the axle tube, remove the wheel, use a breaker bar, etc...?

5. I noticed the right side spindle has extra washers on the top versus the left...any explanation for this?

Thanks for your help,

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Adirondack case guy

10-17-2018 16:23:21

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 Re: 801-b Front axle questions in reply to Case801-B, 10-16-2018 17:08:32  
Steering arm is bent down. Steering rod should be perfectly parallel to axle tube.

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10-16-2018 18:52:20

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 Re: 801-b Front axle questions in reply to Case801-B, 10-16-2018 17:08:32  
There is a tool designed for exhaust pipes that might help here, you beat it into the split groove on the end of the larger pipe, it expands it. A cold chisel will do it also but not as well. There is a version that fits in an air chisel too.

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Den N Ms

10-16-2018 18:44:15

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 Re: 801-b Front axle questions in reply to Case801-B, 10-16-2018 17:08:32  
Case801-B Might use a hydraulic bottle jack and a chain to pull them in.

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Jon f mn

10-16-2018 17:42:06

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 Re: 801-b Front axle questions in reply to Case801-B, 10-16-2018 17:08:32  
First that arm does look bent, and it is cast steel, not cast iron. So it should bend back with some heat. Don't get carried away with the heat tho, just barely glowing red is about it.

Moving those axles after sitting for years can be a real bear! I worked for days to get one side on my 1030 this spring. What I found works best is to lock and block the rear wheels and use another tractor with a loader. Just chain the bottom of the spindle to the loader and tug, then push, repeating often and giving as much jerk and bang as you can without doing damage or pulling the tractor off the stands. I have also used heat and a mall, but that resulted in some damage to the axle. Soaking with a mixture of auto trany fluid and acitone for a few days might help too.

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