2016 - Volume #40, Issue #2, Page #29[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
He Raised His Garden Tractor’s Steering Wheel
He says the steering wheel on his garden tractors was so low that it ended up rubbing the top of his legs.
He removed the gas tank and used an air-powered cut-off wheel to cut through the center of the steering shaft. Then between the two ends he inserted a short section of shaft about the same diameter as the original, placing a short length of angle iron behind it. Then he secured everything with C-clamps.
He made sure that he got the steering wheel lined up properly. Then starting at the bottom and working up, he welded the new shaft piece in place on both sides of the angle iron.
“The angle iron provides reinforcement,” says Kuyper. “The new piece of shaft can be 2, 3, or 4 in. long or whatever length you need to raise the steering wheel.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Harry Kuyper, 13249 Indian Rd., Kewadin, Mich. 49648 (ph 231 498-2074).
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