Stearing axle pin

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Stearing axle pin

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As I have been working on the 1985 448 PTO I have fitted and removed the snowblower drive belt numerous times and getting more and more frustrated at the access, etc. On examination the PO had installed an (upgraded) axle pin that I am sure he made himself! How am I sure? well besides the fact that the bolt through the pin was several inches too long that made fitting and removing the drive belt hard, almost impossible to fit when I disassembled the pin it had a 3/4 inch plus hole through it!

Got a new pin, fitted the bolt so the nut protrudes forward (easier access for removal and no threads for the belt to hang up on) .. Here's a few pics..
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New fitted
New fitted
Correct Vs the PO's version
Correct Vs the PO's version
Long pin bolt thread
Long pin bolt thread
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Re: Stearing axle pin

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Nice fix ras101, looks good. :thumbsup: At this time I'd also like to thank you for all your contributions to the library, very much appreciated. :cheers:
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keith wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 11:12 am Nice fix ras101, looks good. :thumbsup: At this time I'd also like to thank you for all your contributions to the library, very much appreciated. :cheers:
Keith, Thank you! you have no idea how much your post meant to me...
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Re: Stearing axle pin

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So my first steering axle pin came from #Teapotlinda on Ebay and was totally stainless! A really great kit and seller that was part of the Case/Ingersoll community. Unfortunately he has retired and no longer making/selling. Even though I know that keeping the pins greased stops any rust I still prefer stainless to anything else but not to be...

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Re: Stearing axle pin

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Nice repair Ray, looks much, much better! That should last a long time.
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Re: Stearing axle pin

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Just some food for thought and something to check on your pin, as you already have one. But We ended up having to get pins made to our specs, we also now have grease grooves cut in them now since video as shown on our site. But we tried to support other dealers and CI owners making pins bu in the video we explain why we had make our own pin kits. https://youtu.be/IskK509NYho?si=bdlky-Sig5SV3mgc
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Re: Stearing axle pin

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The second pic has our latest updated pin with grease channels. https://www.caseingersolltractors.com/p ... l-tractors
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CaseIngersollNE wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 6:52 pm The second pic has our latest updated pin with grease channels. https://www.caseingersolltractors.com/p ... l-tractors
Nice pin - always wondered about why groves were not a part of the original design. Grease is really only as good as being able to retain it why it is needed.
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Re: Stearing axle pin

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ras101 wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:37 am
CaseIngersollNE wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 6:52 pm The second pic has our latest updated pin with grease channels. https://www.caseingersolltractors.com/p ... l-tractors
Nice pin - always wondered about why groves were not a part of the original design. Grease is really only as good as being able to retain it why it is needed.
There was one groove as part of the original design, but incorporated into the axle not the pin.

Bob
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Re: Stearing axle pin

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myerslawnandgarden wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:59 am
ras101 wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:37 am
CaseIngersollNE wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 6:52 pm The second pic has our latest updated pin with grease channels. https://www.caseingersolltractors.com/p ... l-tractors
Nice pin - always wondered about why groves were not a part of the original design. Grease is really only as good as being able to retain it why it is needed.
There was one groove as part of the original design, but incorporated into the axle not the pin.

Bob
Thank you Bob, did not know that but it makes sense too!

Ray
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