Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:36 pm
the RH (1st & rev
) shifting fork broke on my 52
I did get the piece out w/o falling down in or jamming in the gears
can it be replaced with out splitting the tractor?
is that replaced with a used one or new?
Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:46 pm
Yes, the rails will slide toward the rear, be sure to catch the spring loaded ball as it comes out.
You might weld your old part and be fine or call Ralph's Cubs for a good replacement.
Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:48 pm
You can get the a new fork from TM or a Case dealer.
Unfortunately the tractor needs to be split to replace the fork and you may consider replacing bearings in the transmission and the PTO pilot bushing while you have it apart.
How To Rebuild A Cub Transmission: http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=47391
~ Jim Perry
Edit: You do not need to split the tractor
Last edited by Jimdawg on Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:59 pm
You do not have to split the tractor to slide the rails out of the way and change a shifting fork. Like Yogie said, the rails can be slid back. Just be sure to put your finger over the hole to keep the poppet ball from shooting out.
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:03 pm
ya'll helped two of us. my latest cub has one poppet ball missing and i also wondered if it was a big job. thank you very much guys, coppersmythe.................
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:44 pm
Based on the above warnings, you now know how your poppet ball got lost. It likely is long gone and hiding in the corner of the PO shop or it could be in the bottom of your tranny. If it is in the bottom of the tranny it will not cause any problems. The spring may still be in the poppet hole and all you will need to buy is the ball.
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:51 pm
Yeh now that you mention it when taking the tranny apart on my other 52 I remember the ball popping out
It does look weldable , and i may fire up the heli- arc tomorrow
and advise my wife not to use an "iron hand " when shifting next time
(she was driving it when it broke
probly work on it tommorrow
I'll report back on how I make out
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:56 pm
I think it would be good to keep my mouth closed also when sliding the shifting rail back
Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:03 pm
Howard - I make it a habit to keep my mouth closed when working underneath a cub. So far, I have not swallowed a poppet ball but there is always a first time.
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:57 pm
I've fished more then one poppet ball out of the bottom of my tranny. A long thin wooden dowel with a dime sized magnet jbwelded to the dowel, works for getting down in there and picking up the poppet ball in the gear oil
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:55 pm
I got the shifter fork out w/o losing the ball bearing
checked it & noticed another crack so I popped of the 2nd & 3rd fork
for a look - A-ok
so I welded up the 1st / rev fork installed it along with some fresh gear lube
and she SHIFTS GREAT
SO FAR SO GOOD
i appreciate the knowledge of the people on this site
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:17 pm
Howard...great to hear that you got it fixed.
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:43 pm
Good work Howard, I've opened several and found them welded. It'll be fine now...
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