Touch Control Rockshaft Repair

Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:45 am

I had some damage to my touch control rockshaft; it is the one with the helper spring for the fast hitch. The hole for the helper spring was worn and egg shaped. This is how I fixed it.

This is what it looked like prior to the repair
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I have a friend that is a machinist and I asked him to make me a brass plug that was about 2" long, exactly 3/4" on one end and 1-1/2" on the other end.
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Knowing that weld will not stick to brass this work great for fixing the wear. I clamped the plug in the good part of the hole and welded in the worn out area.
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This is how it turned out. The entire job took 20 minutes to complete.
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I thought of several ways to try and fix it and this seemed to be the fastest and easiest way to do it.

EDITED: by Barnyard for wording and sizing.