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Dan Root    Posted 05-09-2016 at 20:09:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • telescoping link questions
  • Greetings from a Noob!

    Noob to tractors, noob to ag, noob to implements. I bought a Towner/Dearborn 11-22 offset disk which is complete and in working shape. It is missing the telescoping link and seat bracket. These have been identified in the manual posted on this site, figures 10 and 11. I'd like info on replacement parts, or dimensions of both. The bracket I can have made, but I'm more curious about the telescoping link.

    Is the link "active", such that it moves with the action of the disk? Or does it instead stay at a constant distance, once it is set? If that's the case, why not use a modern top link there. Or, lengths of bar stock cut and drilled to various lengths might serve the purpose. Tedious and inconvenient to change out frequently, yes, but if used infrequently as mine is, it might be easier than fabricating something, or hunting one down...


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    so again, if you could help me find the link and bracket, dimensions or drawings of the link, and ideas for a workaround...

    Dan

    Dan Root    Posted 05-24-2016 at 12:14:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: telescoping link questions
  • Bracket was easy - a local welder fabbed the bracket using 2 inch wide, 1/4 inch thick mild steel, which I covered with three coats of Rustoleum. I installed a short top link as suggested by Farmer Dan. Other than bushing the tractor and harrow bracket holes down to receive the little top link, the new parts are working well. To make the unit fully usable, and since the second gang of disks were not rigid to the front half due to rusting of bolts plus wear over the decades, I installed some new grade 8's to join the two halves together firmly.

    Works a treat.

    Dan Root    Posted 05-16-2016 at 09:06:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: telescoping link questions
  • Bracket was easily fabbed by a local welder using steel bar stock, 2 inch wide 1/4 inch thick. Once installed, for the telescoping top link, I just dropped in one of those turnbuckles with the Heim bearings on each end.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 05-13-2016 at 00:25:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: telescoping link questions
  • an adjustable top link is only $20, I would try that.

    http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/countyline-adjustable-top-link-cat-1

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