Loose steering on a 184

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Loose steering on a 184

Postby Sfulton13 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:00 pm

How much play should their be in the steering on a 184? New to these older tractors and realize most older equipment always has some play. But how much is to much?

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Re: Loose steering on a 184

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:35 am

When new, there was no play. Too much play is when it becomes a safety issue with controlling the equipment.
This is typically most dangerous when using road gear. I would consider 1/8 turn of the wheel to be a "lot" of steering slop.

Find the source of the steering play. Often, it is found in a place where it is easily serviceable. Check the Ball Joints https://hamiltonbobs.com/cart/product/drag-link-tie-rod-ball-joint-p6176/steering-hubs-and-brakes-c72/ih-m13/184-cub-lo-boy-mm5 and the steering arms (mounted to the steering support) https://hamiltonbobs.com/cart/search/steering-hubs-and-brakes-c72/ih-m13/184-cub-lo-boy-mm5 to see if they need to be tightened up. Worst case would be a steering box rebuild.
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