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wayne bullen

01-04-2021 14:17:11




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on a 501 mower, what is the purpose of the push rod that clamps to the left lower link?




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mikewood869

01-04-2021 14:34:58




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 Re: ford 501 mower in reply to wayne bullen, 01-04-2021 14:17:11  
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Thats the right side.



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mikewood869

01-04-2021 14:34:34




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 Re: ford 501 mower in reply to wayne bullen, 01-04-2021 14:17:11  
I found it acts like a stabilizer bar so the thing doesn't go side to side.



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Eric in IL

01-04-2021 14:34:10




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 Re: ford 501 mower in reply to wayne bullen, 01-04-2021 14:17:11  
If we are thinking of the same rod, I believe it adds more tension to the spring that holds the bar up.

The higher you raise the three point, the more tension is applied to the spring.



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wayne bullen

01-04-2021 15:03:41




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 Re: ford 501 mower in reply to Eric in IL, 01-04-2021 14:34:10  
ok. I thought it was something like that. Mine doesn't have the stabilizer clamp, so I use a stabilizer bar.
Thanks.



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paul

01-04-2021 21:25:14




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 Re: ford 501 mower in reply to wayne bullen, 01-04-2021 15:03:41  
Yup, it lifts the far end of the bar, the geometry of lifting the three point puts more pressure on the linkage and spring setup. Moving the spot it clamps a half inch one way or the other affects how high the bar lifts, a little goes a long way.

Those little stabilizer deals, my mowers never had those, always used the tractor stabilizers. It is really important the three point doesn’t move side to side.

Paul

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