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Steering shaft removal 185

Postby Bronccat » Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:01 pm

I bought a basket case (they welded the steering wheel on among other things).

I have a donor shaft (assuming all loboys take same shaft) and curious how you remove the shaft?

Or do I need to replace the whole assembly?

TIA

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Re: Steering shaft removal 185

Postby Eugene » Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:30 pm

Ross type steering. Assumption on my part based upon Cub Cadets. The shaft comes out of the bottom of the steering sector.

You need to remove the steering wheel. Elevate and block up the front end of the tractor. Unbolt the steering sector. Remove the steering sector from the bottom of the tractor.

Once the steering sector is removed from the tractor, disassemble to remove the shaft.

You will need the sector disassembled because there will be adjustments made during reassembly - - after the shaft is replaced.
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Re: Steering shaft removal 185

Postby Bronccat » Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:39 pm

Thanks. I have the steering wheel amd tube off and was hoping I could just remove the shaft and not the entire assembly.

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Re: Steering shaft removal 185

Postby Eugene » Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:27 pm

I don't think the tube is supposed to come out of the housing. The housing and tube are one unit in the narrow framed Cub Cadets.

Actually, take a look in your parts manual and you will see how the steering sector goes together.

Service manual will have the adjustments required during assembly.
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Re: Steering shaft removal 185

Postby BigBill » Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:04 am

The steering shaft is a inner tube. The outer casing is seperate. If you look at the bottom plug on the lower gear box I believe you can remove the steering shaft with the steering box in the machine. If you have enough height. It’s similar to a cub cadet only bigger.
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Re: Steering shaft removal 185

Postby Bronccat » Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:48 am

Thanks Bill. So the square plug on the front?

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Re: Steering shaft removal 185

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:09 pm

You now have enough posts to access the manual server. Click on the quick links at the top left and select PDF Manuals.
The 154,185,and 184 share the same manual. The steering section is the same for all three.
[IH LoBoy Series - 154, 184, 185]
[Cub-154 Lo-Boy]
TC-131 Parts Catalog Rev 8 1-72 Page 75-76
184 w/ Creeper & 3-Point
IH 3160a Mower
IH Model 15 Tiller
IH-54 Blade

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Re: Steering shaft removal 185

Postby Eugene » Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:24 pm

Remove the sector from the tractor. Easier to work on, on the bench. You will need to clean up the sector/remove the old grease.
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Re: Steering shaft removal 185

Postby Bronccat » Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:38 am

outdoors4evr wrote:You now have enough posts to access the manual server. Click on the quick links at the top left and select PDF Manuals.
The 154,185,and 184 share the same manual. The steering section is the same for all three.
[IH LoBoy Series - 154, 184, 185]
[Cub-154 Lo-Boy]
TC-131 Parts Catalog Rev 8 1-72 Page 75-76


Thanks - yes, I had them printed last week. Still didn't know if the shaft could be pulled without pulling the entire assembly but looks like it can according to post above. Easy enough to try.

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Re: Steering shaft removal 185

Postby Bronccat » Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:39 am

Eugene wrote:Remove the sector from the tractor. Easier to work on, on the bench. You will need to clean up the sector/remove the old grease.


That's the plan if I can't replace the shaft without removing the assembly.


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