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jazo
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Drawbar

Post by jazo » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:21 am

Hi, anyone attempted to build up a worn drawbar tongue before? What would be the best to do it with? Cheers
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cobbadog
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Re: Drawbar

Post by cobbadog » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:45 am

Put up a pic so we can see what is worn so any ideas can be put forward. It might be the case that it needs totally replacing or simply building up with weld but without an image it is hard to guess.

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Re: Drawbar

Post by jazo » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:19 am

Good idea
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db2d
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Re: Drawbar

Post by db2d » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:08 am

Welding drawbars can be dangerous because afterwards they can suddenly snap.

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cobbadog
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Re: Drawbar

Post by cobbadog » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:41 am

It has had a very hard life.
First option is to find one in better condition.
Second option is to buy a new length of apropriate steel and cut the weld on this one slip it out and fit the new one.
What is left would make a light weight mandrel for metal working. It is pretty far gone.

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GeoffDEAL
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Re: Drawbar

Post by GeoffDEAL » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:01 pm

Hi jazo building up the tip of drawbars was common practice years ago and done by the DB service if tractor was in for repair, a mild metal to metal hardface rod was used i think, the tip is not where they usually break, yours looks to have been welded to the frame in the picture if so this is where it Will Break and the end is very worn and would need a lot of build up, keep temperature low with short runs if you did, replacement may be the best option.

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bedwards1966
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Re: Drawbar

Post by bedwards1966 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:04 am

That's had a miserable life!

Before welding it, have a look at this thread which has been moved to the top, but seeing your picture I thought I'd put a direct link in: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18043[url][/url]

I very much doubt you could cause it to break there after welding it, but personally I would want to replace it with one in better condition. Having a trailer come loose is something to be avoided at all costs.

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Re: Drawbar

Post by jazo » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:42 am

Hi, the tractor has 9998hrs on the clock, most must of been pulling something. Finding a better one is proving a challenge. It also has a home made top tongue which is quite weak.
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