Had welded the steering worm shaft on a Farmall 140 a few months ago to correct a half-round of slack. At the same time, put in new bushings, seals, and bearings. Well about 2 weeks ago I had gotten it out to let it run and drove it around the yard and upon putting it up, one of the bolts sticking out from the front wheel weight on the right side caught the steel post in the building (was driving in at idle with foot on clutch). Upon hitting it, I stopped and tried to turn the wheel to the left to miss it, but apparently it was still up against the post. I couldn't see from my point of view. I barely turned the wheel and before I knew it.....POP, then I had a half-round of slack back in the steering. Took it apart today, and saw where the weld had broken all the way around the shaft. Haha, I'm blaming it on the shed not being big enough instead of too many tractors.
I wonder why it broke so easily? Is it because we ground down the weld? Just thought I would share. Back to the grinder and welder.
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