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Shifter fork

Postby Jack » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:28 am

Hello,
I have a question, yesterday I backed my cub out of the barn, and when I put it in first gear to head out it wouldn't move. So I took the shifter cover off, I noticed that the shifter fork bolt was loose and wouldn't let the shifter go into gear. So I tightened back up, After looking at it better I noticed that the fork is broke, it still shifts since i tightened it. But I'm sure it will continue to work loose. so my question would be, do I have to split the tractor to replace the shifting fork, or can it be done without splitting the cub.
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Re: Shifter fork

Postby Slim140 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:49 am

It can be done without splitting it, be careful when you slide the shaft to get it out though. There is a small steel ball with a spring behind it and be sure to not drop the ball in the tranny or let it fly across the shop.
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Re: Shifter fork

Postby Jack » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:57 am

Shane N. wrote:It can be done without splitting it, be careful when you slide the shaft to get it out though. There is a small steel ball with a spring behind it and be sure to not drop the ball in the tranny or let it fly across the shop.


When I go to slide the rod to put a new fork in. Will I slide it towards the front of the tranny or towards the rear?
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Re: Shifter fork

Postby Jack » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:06 am

Another question, if I'm standing behind the tractor, looking down at the tranny gears, the fork on the right is the one broke. So would that be the reverse/first gear ? I want to make sure I order the right fork.
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Re: Shifter fork

Postby Slim140 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:06 am

I want to say the rear, been a couple years since I did mine but I think that's right.
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Re: Shifter fork

Postby Slim140 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:07 am

Jack wrote:Another question, if I'm standing behind the tractor, looking down at the tranny gears, the fork on the right is the one broke. So would that be the reverse/first gear fork, or is it the second/third gear fork, I want to make sure I order the right fork.
Thank you

That's the reverse/first fork. If you have a welder or know a good welder they can repair that one and it will be good to go.
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Re: Shifter fork

Postby Jack » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:16 am

Thank you
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Re: Shifter fork

Postby Jack » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:02 am

I tried to remove the fork rod, I cannot figure out how to get it out to remove the fork, without splitting the tractor, any ideas would be greatly appreciated
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Re: Shifter fork

Postby Slim140 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:05 am

Try turning it with a pair of pliers 90 degrees, the shaft has grooves in it that the balls go in to lock it into place. If you turn it, it will compress the ball/spring and you should be able to slide it to the back.
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Re: Shifter fork

Postby Barnyard » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:35 am

Put a rag over the spring and ball before removing them from flying across your shop.
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Re: Shifter fork

Postby Jack » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:51 am

Barnyard wrote:Put a rag over the spring and ball before removing them from flying across your shop.

I got it out... a piece of the fork that goes around the shaft is gone, I tried to find it with a magnet and cannot locate it I drained the fluid still can't find it. So I guess I'm not welding it, have to buy a new one.
Hopefully I can get the spring as end ball back in without losing it
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Re: Shifter fork

Postby Barnyard » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:26 am

PM sent
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Re: Shifter fork

Postby Jack » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:33 am

I ordered a new fork ,
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Re: Shifter fork

Postby Jack » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:50 pm

Question !!!!
Is there a trick to get the spring and ball back in place after replacing the shifter forks?
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Re: Shifter fork

Postby Jack » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:51 pm

:help:
Is there a trick to get the spring and ball back in place after replacing the shifter forks and rods
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