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New here..maybe steering issue

Postby Turk999 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:22 pm

Hello all. I just picked up what i think is a 1970 cub lobby 154.....I can not read the plate and have not tried to clean it yet. But on to the real question. As I drive it around I wonder how hard it should be to turn. I need to use both hands and really put effort into it. I can not imagine driving this to do the grass on my land. The guy I bought it from did not say anything about problems and the as I look around the tractor all the grease fittings look very well greased. :help:

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Re: New here..maybe steering issue

Postby randallc » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:41 am

Welcome to the forum from Arkansas. An no Tom, they should not be that hard to steer. Check into the steering gear box, where the steering shaft goes in is a filler plug, a level plug and drain plug. It may need some gear oil in it, or may be some other problem, but drain it and see what you got.
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Re: New here..maybe steering issue

Postby gitractorman » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:26 am

Check to make sure the tires a fully inflated. It makes a big difference, and they only hold about 15 pounds of air, so they will look full at 5psi, but will make it really hard to steer.
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Re: New here..maybe steering issue

Postby Eugene » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:30 am

Check steering knuckles to see if bound up on bushings. Jack up front end. Unbolt tie rod ends and move tires back and forth.
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Re: New here..maybe steering issue

Postby SONNY » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:50 pm

I steer mine and also the 185's with a spinner knob and one hand,---so you have either badly worn inner steering box parts or spindles are stuck from lack of lube!---grease fittings can look good on the outside, BUT not let grease in to the shafts behind.--check to make sure the grease is actually going in and not just building up pressure in the gun---(VERY MESSY JOB but needs to be done) thanks; sonny
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Re: New here..maybe steering issue

Postby Turk999 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:54 pm

Thanks guys. I will get on it this weekend and let you know what I find.
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