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PostSubject: craftsman steering totaled    craftsman steering totaled  Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2014, 6:59 pm

can any one give me some ideas about how to redo the total steering system for an off road tractor, I use my tractor mostly for off roading and I don't want to pay for a new factory steering. I think direct steering would be too hard for off roading. any help would be great. thanks guys
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman steering totaled    craftsman steering totaled  Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2014, 7:39 pm

get one off of one from a junkyard
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman steering totaled    craftsman steering totaled  Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2014, 7:51 pm

I probably could, but I want one to last longer than what was on there originally, and I want it to have very little play....
here's the thing my tractor is at my cabin 60 mi and at my cabin i have very limited tools and supplies
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman steering totaled    craftsman steering totaled  Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2014, 8:30 pm

fast adam wrote:
I probably could, but I want one to last longer than what was on there originally, and I want it to have very little play....
here's the thing my tractor is at my cabin 60 mi and at my cabin i have very limited tools and supplies  

First thing you need to do is to stop trying to climb trees with it. LOL

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PostSubject: Re: craftsman steering totaled    craftsman steering totaled  Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2014, 8:45 pm

Whats broken really? Bent? worn out?

If  its gears id try to get a used steering shaft gear and sun gear from ebay or salvage yard.

If its a tie rod, i'd thread new ends on it, like a female or male heim joint witch will last a long time.

If the hole thing is junk and you want something different, it sounds like you need to get it to where you have more tools available. I too have a camp and my tractor is there. My steering is also junk. Im throwing in a new steering shaft i picked up last week so i can drive it till i can bring it back home and go under the knife.

I have a tractor salvage yard that has some old tractors, like john deere's and stuff, so i was going to adapt a john deere steering column/box to my tractor, just a bunch of custom work. Maybe even a gear box from a rototiller.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman steering totaled    craftsman steering totaled  Icon_minitimeAugust 27th 2014, 10:01 pm

I was testing out my new wheel horse and i took out the whole factory sterring because its all bent worn out, i might just put in direct steer with a big sterriing wheel
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman steering totaled    craftsman steering totaled  Icon_minitimeOctober 25th 2014, 9:21 am

i put this in it with a ackerman extension.......now i have to find a sterring wheel........ http://www.ebay.com/itm/28-Go-Kart-Steering-Shaft-With-Welded-Arms-5-8-Dia-8140-28-/200888938048?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec5e9ee40
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman steering totaled    craftsman steering totaled  Icon_minitimeOctober 25th 2014, 11:28 am

BMIkarts.com ? They have that axle and steering wheels that fit.
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman steering totaled    craftsman steering totaled  Icon_minitimeDecember 21st 2014, 9:27 pm

no I just used threaded rod and the long nuts to make a tie rod going to the stock axle. But i should have bought the package with the steering wheel because the one I already had didn't fit. I like the steering but it needs some tuning and a real steering wheel. its not to hard to turn as long as its moving but now Im looking for better tires now and a new steering wheel. but it starts to get scary in 6th lol
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman steering totaled    craftsman steering totaled  Icon_minitimeDecember 21st 2014, 10:14 pm

Rack + pinion or worm gear box off a tiller/ snowblower.


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PostSubject: Re: craftsman steering totaled    craftsman steering totaled  Icon_minitimeDecember 21st 2014, 10:34 pm

Ya I thought about that but it has too much play
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PostSubject: Re: craftsman steering totaled    craftsman steering totaled  Icon_minitimeDecember 21st 2014, 10:58 pm

A rack + pinion will have the least amount of play, aside from a properly built direct steering setup.


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PostSubject: Re: craftsman steering totaled    craftsman steering totaled  Icon_minitimeDecember 21st 2014, 11:06 pm

Ya I'm probably gonna just stick with the direct steer I'm planning on putting skinny snow blower tires on it so it would be a little easier to steer
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