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Kimberly    Posted 04-16-2019 at 17:41:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Torque Specifications
  • I am having difficulty finding the torque specifications for the bolts and nuts. Have already done a lot of searching. Is there a listing? I have found some torque in the service manual; in this case I need the torque for the draft control plate. Also, the torque for the side cover plates; haven't seen that info either. Thanks in advance.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 04-17-2019 at 05:49:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You are making work for yourself. If there is no torque spec in the manual then don't worry about it. Make it tight and move on, its not rocket science.

    Kimberly    Posted 04-17-2019 at 09:44:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I am use to working on cars where everything has a set torque. I guess with these old machines it is not as critical.

    R Geiger    Posted 04-16-2019 at 21:06:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If a torque is not listed in the manual, just use the standard torque for the bolt size. Not real critical for most things.

    https://www.boltdepot.com/fastener-information/bolts/US-Recommended-Torque.aspx

    Kimberly    Posted 04-16-2019 at 22:33:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I don't see any head markings; I am assuming grade 5 bolts. Looking at recommended torque chart for 7/16 coarse I see 37. I had guessed earlier 40; set torque wrench to 40 but didn't reach it; didn't want to do harm; reset to 35 and they are at 35 lb-ft. Is that OK? I will check again tomorrow and set wrench to 37.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 04-17-2019 at 07:00:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Kimberly,

    You're over-obsessing on torque. Most farmers did not know what a torque wrench was let alone have one.

    When I was younger (and stronger)I used to torque bolts down with a ratchet wrench. By the time I picked up a torque wrench the bolt would be over specified torque. Never damaged anything that I know of.

    Relax and have fun with your tractor.

    Jack

    Kimberly    Posted 04-17-2019 at 09:46:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • OK, guess I am worrying too much.

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