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Super A near death experience

Postby spaceghost » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:49 pm

I was working on the Super A today. I have the left final drive off and a jack stand holding up the left side. I decided to remove the right side tire so I got out my floor jack and jacked up the right side. After removing the bolts I was pulling the right side tire off when the A’s right side flipped up into the air, The floor jack got knocked out from under the A and the left jack stand was teetering to the left. The only thing holding up the rear end was the tilted left jack stand. When the A flipped up the tire (it has a wheel weight on it) pushed me up against the cabinets in my shop. It took a few minutes for me to move the tire off my legs. I than very carefully jacked up the left side and replaced the jack stand. Than I was able to push the right side of the A down on to another jack stand.

My next step was to open a cold Rolling Rock and sit down on a milk create and try to figure out what went wrong. What a way to send a holiday.
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Postby beaconlight » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:08 pm

On a Cub you have to insert wedges in the front (between the axel and bolster) to prevent tipping. I would guess the same is true of an A.

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Postby Bigdog » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:16 pm

Too close for comfort! Just goes to show you that you can't always tell what is going to happen next. Let's all be careful out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Don McCombs » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:17 pm

Here's what you needed to do. The photo shows a Cub, but the principle is the same on a Super A.

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Postby spaceghost » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:59 pm

I did not know about the wood wedges. I will have some cut up and install after work tomorrow. I have split cubs before and had them lean to one side but never thought too much about it. I think I had a case of bad judgment. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Postby Boss Hog » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:33 pm

Glad you didnt get hurt. Ouer the years we have 2 good people get killed in my area both from not blocking up what they were working on well enough.
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Postby Farmall560 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:38 am

Friend had a Ford 7600 come down on him once. Same thing, pulling a tire and the weight displacement sent the tractor tipping off the jack stand. The tire pinned him against his garage wall(16.9x38). Other than a sore back and some severe bruising, he also was lucky. I wasn't around for the festivities but I'm sure it wasn't "jacked" properly. Must pay attention!! GLAD you weren't hurt.

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Postby TJ » Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:34 am

If that had happen to me I would have opened two cans. :D :D Glade to see everything was O.K.
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Postby Bill E Bob » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:42 am

Just think of all the "Good Judgement" you have gained :lol: !!

Glad it wasn't too serious.

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Postby Little Indy » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:22 am

Thanks Guys,

I would have never thought of it. This willingness to share mistakes is one of the great aspects of this forum. Another is the willingness to share solutions for common problems.

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Postby BigBill » Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:53 am

Becareful with wooden wedges its a great idea but over a period of time the wood can compress so an extra tap with a hammer every so often will keep them tight. I'm saying months to weeks time wise. I like to use oak or maple wedges. Using wedges in the front end thats a great idea too. I never gave the front end much thought about its ability to tip and swivel on the center pin. Safety first and 3 cold ones would do it for me.
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Postby Bigdog » Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:58 am

Another way to help stabilize the front is to run a bar through the square hole for implement mounting and using a jackstand or cribbing on each side. This will keep the front from pivoting on the axle pin and even allows removal of the front axle if needed.
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Postby BigBill » Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:24 pm

How about some extra safety using wedges by taping the outside end with duct tape so it can't back out or pop out just to besafe. I seen wedges just pop out do to the angle on them too.

I know the feeling when i was a kid i was using carb cleaner in an old down stairs deep sink right near a gas stove with a pilot light. All of a sudden i was inside a ball of fire. Luckily as fast as it errupted it was all gone but it scared the sh!t out of me. Never uae carb cleaner near an open flame or in the basement.
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Postby Bigdog » Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:53 pm

Bill - cut a notch in the wedge and use a large hose clamp to keep it in place.
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Postby Ron Luebke » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:44 pm

i seen your pics and it certainly looks as though you've got the super A under control now 8)
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