1412 Adjustable track rods

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starider
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1412 Adjustable track rods

Post by starider » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:27 pm

Hi, fitted 4 new track rod ends and decided as the 1412 had a front loader I would widen the front axle width for better stability.Freeing off the front axle ends was a piece of cake,then I looked at the adjustable track rods and before I even started,I knew that I was going to have problems.It became obvious that what the instructions were in the operators manual, did't take into account almost 40years of not being slid "easily" in or out,they are solid!!!
I have tried without success to slide the two halves apart to use the adjusting holes.
At the moment they are soaking in diesel, if that doesn't do the job I will be lighting the barbeque and giving them a good "cooking", unless of course anyone has a brilliant idea..............................starider :evil:
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Re: 1421 Adjustable track rods

Post by jazo » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:39 pm

Hi, widening the front track will not add to stability until your on the axle stop with a rear wheel in the air! It's the rear wheels that give you stability. As it has a loader I wouldn't widen it to much but that's me personally. But back to your question, have you tried hammering around the pipe with a hammer against a vice/anvil
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Re: 1421 Adjustable track rods

Post by starider » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:48 pm

Only going to try that idea if all else fails,it's obvious there is corrosion between the solid inner and the outer tube, if I can get them hot enough,fit the old track rod ends, put one end in the vice and hammer the other track rod end outwards, will post success or otherwise..................starider :wink:

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Re: 1412 Adjustable track rods

Post by starider » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:53 pm

PS Wouldn't totally agree viz-a-viz stability....................starider

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Re: 1412 Adjustable track rods

Post by jazo » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:02 am

Hi. It will look more stable with the front wheels out but it won't be!
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Re: 1412 Adjustable track rods

Post by ollek » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:28 am

Widening the front track will NOT make the tractor more stable. The front axle can tilt the same amount regardless of the track. You need to widen the rear track if you need more stability.

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Re: 1412 Adjustable track rods

Post by bedwards1966 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:40 pm

As others have said, widening the front axle will do nothing to aid stability, it's all down to the rear wheels to hold it down. Ballasting the rear tyres with water can also be beneficial for stability, as can a counterweight.

Personally I would keep the front wheel width narrow on a loader tractor as it makes for a more useful machine that can work in tight places.

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Re: 1412 Adjustable track rods

Post by starider » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:01 pm

Hi, Happy with the wider front track, all sorted.Thanks for the comments..................starider :)

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