I was clearing some brush yesterday with a grapple and the steering stopped working. I looked under the tractor and there was quite a bit of fluid and I found that a hydraulic line had been broken away from the steering cylinder on the front transaxle, I am assuming I lust have wedged it against something without noticing. I have a couple of questions. Is the piece that appears to be broken off in the hose and cylinder some kind of connector or will I need to replace the entire cylinder (or hose or both)? Does somebody make a good skid plate to prevent this from happening again?
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