Broke a hard to find part.... FH lift rod for a Lo Boy

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Re: Broke a hard to find part.... FH lift rod for a Lo Boy

Postby Buzzard Wing » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:20 pm

Thanks Mike.... but I am all set, getting one from CubGuy47 (Brian). I really appreciate the offer.

Guess I can get back to the tranny on the long stripe now. :roll:
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Re: Broke a hard to find part.... FH lift rod for a Lo Boy

Postby danovercash » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:38 pm

Broke mine years ago, sleeved, welded and forgot about it. Take that collar off and throw it away! let the rake float, weight implement if needed.
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Re: Broke a hard to find part.... FH lift rod for a Lo Boy

Postby Bus Driver » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:08 pm

The previous fractures lead me to believe that the rod was badly bent at some point in the past, then straightened, sort of, cold. That damage, plus the flexing since then have made the rod brittle. Welding would repair it for a while. Any flexing would cause it to break again. Other than replacing it entirely, replacing the majority of it- the center section-- and welding that to the existing ends, are about the only good choices available. Long sections of the same diameter will last longer as having part of it larger simply means that the majority of the flexing will occur in the shorter smaller sections and they will become brittle sooner.
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Re: Broke a hard to find part.... FH lift rod for a Lo Boy

Postby sdurnal » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:09 pm

I went to the steel center and purchased a piece of 7/8 and had it threaded on the end. I asked for dimensions on the board, and from that made my own link for around $30 if I remember right. My own design on the front loop and a couple of bends with the help of a press, and works great. (cold rolled I think) FWIW
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Re: Broke a hard to find part.... FH lift rod for a Lo Boy

Postby sdurnal » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:27 pm

Photo from a test fitting. I tweeked the bends a bit afterward for a more direct pull.
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Re: Broke a hard to find part.... FH lift rod for a Lo Boy

Postby Matt Kirsch » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:27 pm

Some clever come-along work would get the harrow home before the new part arrives. By that I mean hitch the disk up and lift it with the come-along.

Heck I might even try a chain from the FH to the TC. It is a pull after all.
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Re: Broke a hard to find part.... FH lift rod for a Lo Boy

Postby Boss Hog » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:51 pm

he can get it home using a chain as a lift rod, he knows why it broke , it will not break again
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Re: Broke a hard to find part.... FH lift rod for a Lo Boy

Postby jim turner » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:01 pm

Gee! I didn't know they were different until now, tst made me one and it is for a reg Cub now I need one for a LoBoy as well.
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Re: Broke a hard to find part.... FH lift rod for a Lo Boy

Postby Buzzard Wing » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:37 am

I knew they were different, most every part is different on a Lo Boy's Fast Hitch. I was surprised they were the same length, but a Lo Boy hangs a lot further back than a Cub, so guess it makes sense after all.

A bit of chain and I got the harrow home. Left the cobblestones behind :lol:
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