Lt.Mike wrote:On another note, I had the tractor out to get gas a mile away into town. Ran it up in 4th and found it to shimmy badly at speeds over a fast walk. Can the slop in the steering be taken up?
Check the tie rod ends and where the tie rods go into the center steering arm. You may can tighten the seats in the tie rod ends and center arm. Don't get them too tight or it will bind. Most of your wear is in the center steering box. The sector gear is probably slipping on the shaft, and the center rod may be slipping as well.