Yeah the little E clip fell off somewhere in this video. I am glad I was only going like 3 mph when it came off and not doing 10 mph on tarmac. The spindle did dig in about 3 inch but luckily it didn't throw me off.
Now i know why you guys drill and tap the spindle and put a bolt in it.
Craftsman Dude Member
Age : 29 Join date : 2012-09-08 Points : 4346 Posts : 145 Location : MS
Though I don't have a video of it, I had a "Blooper" today that probably would have been very funny on video. I took the tractor for a spin this morning, forgetting I hadn't bolted the steering wheel on yet! (You can imagine what happened next) Well, on the way back to the house, I tore after my bro who was on his bike. I was flying in 6th gear with half throttle through a wide trail, when I hit a bump, making me lean back a little and off went the steering wheel. Still at half throttle and 6th gear, It didn't hit my right away. When it did, the tractor was on its own and started turning, heading strait towards a tree! My first thought was to get the clutch and hit the "Brakes". Well, I got the clutch, but...... OOPS! I forgot I had NO BRAKES! (Stupid ME) Grasping the unattached steering wheel harder and harder, I couldn't think fast enough to simply slip the steering wheel back on, so I was carried away helplessly with a tree looming closer and closer. (Yes, I was in vain, steering the "In air" steering wheel) Well, I was hoping the the brush guard would strike the tree, but NO! It was the left wheel! The impact on the wheel sent my flying of the tractor to the left. So there I was on my back, amazingly with my foot still on the disengaged clutch pedal, and with the steering wheel STILL in my hands! My brother had seen my fly off and came running, yelling to me to see if I was fine. (That's what brothers are for ) With a smile, I waved the steering wheel, still in my hands, into the air and both of us burst out in laughter. Amazingly, I wasn't hurt at all. It could have been worse. Needless to say, the steering wheel is bolted on TIGHT, and brakes are on my priority list.
Yeah it's very wet here. We've have weather front after weather front dumping LOADS of rain over the hole of the UK. There's been wide spend flooding. But on the good side, it means there is plenty of soft mud to play in