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Having a blast mowing with the 310-8 then.....

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Since no one has bought the 310-8 yet, I've decided to put it to work.  I fixed the 36" SD deck with new blades, belts, idler pulley, and got the tractor running very nicely.  I have to say that I am actually enjoying the 310 with the 36" SD deck. 

 

While mowing today, all of a sudden the left wheel decided to make a sharp left turn all by itself.  The tie-rod popped off on the inside.  That's never happened, so I popped it back in only for it to come out again. So time to talk to Lowell @wheelhorseman1000, he has some quality reproductions on his site WheelHorseMan1000.com

 

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Where's the farmer in you? :) Get some bailing wire wrap it up and Git er Done! :banana-wrench:

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  Or take it off and put the ball back in the socket on a bench and peen the edges of the socket so the ball won't pop out. I usually stick a dab of grease in the socket as well. 

  Of course a brand new one will last much longer!

  Mike....

  

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I have a set of Lowells tie rods.  They are high quality

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Thanks Karl! 

I will throw this in the box with them. (Bottom one) :handgestures-thumbup:

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OM Thank you!  That's the last piece for the 50" Sickle !

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As Mike said, peening will buy some time.  I too like the rear discharge decks.  Trim up close with either side and never throws grass in the drive.  Wish it was a 42 inch though.

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I fixed mine back about 1989 haven't had any trouble out of them .

 

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1 hour ago, Lee1977 said:

I fixed mine back about 1989 haven't had any trouble out of them .

 

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that's what I have in mind for my machines!

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My 310-8 used to do this all the time.  I had actually gotten used to keeping tension on the wheel by holding it past the steering slack points.  :laughing-rofl:  But then put new ones on right before I sold it. 

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