Got a real dumb question about a top link

Wed May 02, 2012 6:52 pm

Sorry guys....I didn't grow up around farm machinery. Everything I do on my little piece of heaven with my Cubs and tractors and equipment I have to teach myself. I feel like an idiot just asking this....

I bought a JD 750 2 years ago and I recenlty acquired a Ford tiller. My tractor came with a loader and a backhoe, but did not come with any of the 3 point hitch pieces. I found them at tractor salvage places, but I had to buy an aftermarket top link. How the heck to I get the little bar that goes through the top link through the hole? The bar has these 4 knurled edges, and it doesn't go through. Do I just kind of hammer it through? If so....what prevents it from falling back out?

Sorry for the lame question.

Blair

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Re: Got a real dumb question about a top link

Wed May 02, 2012 7:14 pm

Hit it wiff'en a big hammer.

Re: Got a real dumb question about a top link

Wed May 02, 2012 7:17 pm

Yep, what Mike said. Just smack it through and it shouldn't come back out. I've done about 6 and they're still ok.

Rick

Re: Got a real dumb question about a top link

Wed May 02, 2012 7:23 pm

See, there is always a use for a BFH ! :lol:

Re: Got a real dumb question about a top link

Wed May 02, 2012 7:42 pm

Great. Thanks guys. Thought maybe that was it. Just wanted to be sure.

Will this hammer work?

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Re: Got a real dumb question about a top link

Wed May 02, 2012 7:42 pm

I carry a lenthy, large diameter phillips screwdriver in the tractor's tool box.

Re: Got a real dumb question about a top link

Wed May 02, 2012 7:55 pm

Bigschuss wrote:Will this hammer work?

Yes, but you need to get a running start at it!

Re: Got a real dumb question about a top link

Wed May 02, 2012 10:37 pm

Blair:

Now that is what I call a mallet :D

Re: Got a real dumb question about a top link

Thu May 03, 2012 6:00 am

Barnyard wrote:
Bigschuss wrote:Will this hammer work?

Yes, but you need to get a running start at it!


:lol: Good one!

Re: Got a real dumb question about a top link

Thu May 03, 2012 9:13 am

Not an electrical problem.