Boss Hog wrote:With the free play in the steering he has the keyway is worn and the slot wallered out I bet and most likely the bearings are shot, there is a kit on e bay from time to time for about $70 with all the seals , bearings and gaskets, weld up the other or spend $400 plus more for the shaft and gear.
Thanks Boss, you wouldn't happen to know the Ebay item # by chance? I'll look for it when I get home later.
The only part about a job like this that worries me is losing time to snapped bolts. I wouldn't anticipate this taking very long if everything comes apart the way it should but this thing has been together for 66 years.
The clean up on my property will just take time. I'll have a few extra days off this week to get some of that done. Got to go over the Lo-Boy and make sure its ready for plowing. Already got caught unprepared with the noreaster that dumped a foot of snow on us last week.
At least with it being early the temps came back up and it melted pretty quickly.
The huricane and noreaster dropped a lot of big trees that I can't replace in my life time. The snow fell on trees that were still full of leaves and snapped most in half under the weight some 50' up. Alot of my dogwoods suffered that fate and a monster tulip tree flattened my Bayliner bowrider boat. Not sure if the homeowners will pick that up and I may have to eat that but I still consider myself very lucky.
The bottom line of it all is though my house may be a little roughed up ... I still have one.
Oh ya on a side note, that 12x20 shelter logic shed I got from tractor supply made it through the huricane ok. A tree fell catching the corner pipe kinking it and a couple sticks poked small holes in the roof which could have been fixed with duct tape. I had secured it down with ratchet straps hooked to the tractors. I was quite impressed to see how it made it through. We had winds hitting 120mph.
Then came the snow which was another story. I went out three times in that evening and bumped the snow off with a push broom from inside. That was a bit hair rasing as all the while I heard limbs cracking and snapping all around me.
I called it a night when the snow all but stopped, needed some sleep as I had to report into work the next morning.
The next day I found a hole in the roof big enough to drop a cat through and another split that gave way under the weight of the snow.
Oh well, harbor frieght sells tarps right.