Loboy inner tie rod ends

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Loboy inner tie rod ends

Postby ntrenn » Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:29 pm

So, I got tired of my tie rod ends and tie rods shaking like a tree in a hurricane and off the come for inspection.
I expected to find worn ball ends, but they are about 0.780 diameter with some wear showing, but not terribly bad.
My plan was to weld up the balls and grind them to fit the sockets I have. They seem to be upwards of 0.875 or bigger.
The questions
- does anyone know what the original ball size was?
- does anyone know what the socket diameters were before they wore?
I don’t like doing select fit, but I like pulling the steering arm off even less.
Anybody else attempt to tighten their ball socket fit this way?

Even with all the slop, the tractor still drives fine, even on the road.

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Re: Loboy inner tie rod ends

Postby Clemsonfor » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:08 pm

The balls on my cub looks like someone has done this to mine at some point in the past. It can be done.

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Re: Loboy inner tie rod ends

Postby Glen » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:45 pm

Hi,
I guess you mean the tie rod ends at the center, attached to the arm from the steering gear.
IH put shims there, you can remove one or more shims and tighten the fit of the parts there.
Maybe yours are worn and need repair, I haven't seen them.

Below are pics from TM Tractor, you can look at the pics and see how they look.
IH changed the tie rods on the LoBoys at serial number 4801, you didn't say what your serial number is, so I put both styles here.
There is a pic of the style at the bottom of each listing. :)

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/st/463fp.htm

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/st/851fp.htm

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Re: Loboy inner tie rod ends

Postby ntrenn » Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:12 pm

1965 Loboy. 17xxx serial number.
Po beat this one nearly to a pulp.
Very worn…either in the balls or the sockets. With no shims one tie rod has what feels like 1/4 inch of play, but it’s a bit less.

Was mostly curious as to which member was worn. I’m taking pictures so maybe a write up to follow. Really starting to like my little inverter welder….it’s already paid for itself around the house.
Weld up the balls and grind them down to fit the pockets, then size the left and right to use the same shim. Fix the zerk. And hopefully far less play in the end.

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Re: Loboy inner tie rod ends

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:00 pm

Prior discussion says 3/4 inch.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=102498


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