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Metal225

well its not new but new to me i got a simplicity 937 tractor in really nice looking shape , But today i was testing out the mower part, and the tractor started moving  in different directions from front to back, Turns out the frame was welded at some point and has re-broken its self again no wonde5r i got it soo cheap 400 bucks 

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Stormin

Looks good. Pity about the frame. Re-welding and plating should sort it I hope?

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wildman

Still a nice little rig

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Achto
8 hours ago, Metal225 said:

, But today i was testing out the mower part, and the tractor started moving  in different directions from front to back,

 

Confused a bit.  The front axle should be welded solid to the frame. The rear trans axle, fenders, & seat should pivot side to side on this tractor. It is a strange feeling at first, but this is how it should work.

 

Is this what is going on??

 

 

 

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charging10

beautiful tractor

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diesel cowboy
15 hours ago, Achto said:

 

Confused a bit.  The front axle should be welded solid to the frame. The rear trans axle, fenders, & seat should pivot side to side on this tractor. It is a strange feeling at first, but this is how it should work.

 

Is this what is going on??

 

 

 

:text-yeahthat:  I had one of those once too and the first time I drove it around it started to twist under my legs and just about scared the crap out of me.  Thought I had broken the frame pulling it out of the brush and onto the trailer with the winch

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jabelman

have to watch with the old simplicity tractors even if they look nice they could have expensive issues with the bevel gear box, transaxle and frame issues.  I had a nice 700 wonderboy once.

I looked at a few 725s but passed would like to find another one someday.

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Metal225
19 hours ago, Achto said:

 

Confused a bit.  The front axle should be welded solid to the frame. The rear trans axle, fenders, & seat should pivot side to side on this tractor. It is a strange feeling at first, but this is how it should work.

 

Is this what is going on??

 

 

 

where it pivots is broken on one side and was welded solid at one point also heres some picks as i got it apart now

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wildman

Looks like the 738 shares the same  frame sections.

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diesel cowboy
4 hours ago, Metal225 said:

where it pivots is broken on one side and was welded solid at one point also heres some picks as i got it apart now

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:jaw: Yikes.  Have to wonder sometimes what people did to break things like that.  I could be wrong but that doesn't appear to be a thin piece of metal to me

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Sarge

That design is known to fracture over time from metal fatigue. I always wondered how many tons of force it took to stamp out that heavy frame section. They way they designed the thing there just isn't enough support for that type of joint. From what I understand, any type of rough terrain will eventually crack that area of the frame pivot. 

 

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Stormin

 The welding doesn't look great either. Looks like it wasn't prep'd. I'd reweld it and add some reinforcing plates.

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The Tool Crib
2 hours ago, Stormin said:

 The welding doesn't look great either. Looks like it wasn't prep'd. I'd reweld it and add some reinforcing plates.

:text-yeahthat: take to a trusted welding shop.

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