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Lynch in E.TX    Posted 01-23-2003 at 19:32:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was Happily bushogging the pasture 2 days ago in lovely 69 or 70 degree weather(it's real cold now...but sunny and dry) and I noticed the cut wasn't looking good so I started to adjust my hydraulics to set the mower at a different level and noticed that the top link was gone...disappeared. And I was 1/3 of the way done, so the thing is laying somewhere on 7 or 8 acres in the grass. What happened was my father in law decided he needed to adjust it, after I already mowed 2 acres just fine, and adjusted it to the last thread evidently...I knew I should have told him not to, but I was taught to respect my elders. I also told him he should always use a big washer on the link pin and he said it didn't need it(I got the tractor from him). I think either the link pin pulled thru the slot on the mower and then the vibration made short work of the last thread on the top link end and fell off...of course with 65 HP and a bushog running I didn't hear anything...My fatherI-L finally accpted the blame on his own after I spent 4 hours looking for the top link...so did he...not a trace of the top link, link pin, or link end....I'm sure I'll find it some year...at least it's too big for a cow to eat. Anyone have a spare adjustable(approx.23"-36")top link??? Lynch


Cindi    Posted 01-24-2003 at 04:04:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
At the risk of getting too technical, we have these doughnut shaped thingies on the arms dealies of the doodad that holds the mower deal and blade thing on the tractor. We are constantly losing them and they are not your typical tractor supply type of doodad that you can just buy anywhere. There's one place about sixty miles away that sells them. Thought we'd never find them. However, I did find them on the internet. Check for a web site of your tractor mfr.


AndyH    Posted 01-24-2003 at 12:05:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cindi,

I think you are talking about Lynch Pins. I lose them on a regular basis. My tractor dealer has a big ol' bucket of them and sells them for something like 4 fer a buck. Everytime I go in for parts (which according to my wife, is TOO often) I pick up a fist full. Course, due to creeping geezerhood, I still have to hunt for them when I need one.


Cindi    Posted 01-24-2003 at 20:46:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know what you mean. In an effort to be more organized I continously 'hide' things from myself, by actually putting them away/storing them in an appropriate manner. I need labels for my labels and then a list to list my labels on, sheesh. It's a lot easier and safer to be disorganized.


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