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Frank in VT    Posted 10-26-2015 at 08:03:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Tractor jack bent arm
  • This is a Ferguson IT-TO-20 jack with a slightly bent arm...
    Anyone ever heated and staightened these..

    Suggestions on how to?....

    I have used it as is, but am looking to clean it up and would like to straighten it up, but still be able to use it for it's intended purpose.

    Frank


    Chris Custer    Posted 04-04-2016 at 11:26:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hello, I was wondering if I could get the dimensions for the Ford 8n tractor jack. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks ..

    Chris

    Frank in VT    Posted 06-05-2016 at 15:17:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Chris,

    There are plans and sketches with measurements for the tractor jack in the How To section.

    Frank

    Tim 'PloughNman' Daley(MI)    Posted 10-28-2015 at 06:36:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HiYa Frank-
    You might try a tube or pipe bender too. Heat will usually work harden steel, but with tubing/pipe, being so thin, you may blow a hole in it and then you're really up the creek. Once the steel is bent as it is, bending back will need to be done cautiously so as to not kink it as well.


    Tim 'PloughNman' Daley(MI)

    Frank in VT    Posted 10-28-2015 at 07:51:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thanks Tim,,

    Kinking is my big worry, that's why I was thinking heat would help. Heat is out for me now..

    It got where it is cold.. Can probably get it back...

    One of those projects where the time and effort to set up will far far exceed the actual repair... But winter is coming..

    I love the simplicity and pure genius of that jack.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 10-27-2015 at 07:43:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I would prop it up on some wood blocks and smack it with a really big hammer. Shouldn't need to heat it but that might make it easier.

    Frank in VT    Posted 10-27-2015 at 08:49:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I like your thinking Dan..

    Maybe I'll bolt it between some lumber to keep it straight...
    Treat it like a radius rod..

    Farmer Dan    Posted 10-27-2015 at 20:37:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • there you go. That should work.

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