Green Tractor Talk banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
569 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I was taking my tractor into the woods again today for more hauling of logs out of the woods.
I somehow got a branch/log wedged between the tractor and the ground.
I was going forward and I didn't notice what was happen till it was too late.
Apparently the branch/log bent the outside of the Forward/reverse linkage bracket back. The bracket is P/N LVA801231.
This shifted the linkage/pedals over to the outside of the tractor.
I couldn't go backwards as the pedal was hitting the bolt that holds the hydraulic hose retainer.
There was physically something (the bolt) that stopped the pedal from moving down to allow you to back up.

So I had to somehow how back up without using the reverse pedal.
After climbing under and looking at how the linkages worked I discovered that if you grab the forward pedal with your hand and pull it up the tractor will reverse!!

After backing up I could get back to my workshop.

After tearing the thing apart its apparent that the bracket that holds the linkages is not very strong/rigid.
Its easy to get it out of square and go into a parallelogram shape.
I bent the thing back to roughly square and tossed it back together.

If I had access to a welder I'd of welded in a plate on the bottom of the bracket so that it couldn't go out of square and it would keep sticks and other debris out of the linkages.

Another problem I have had in the past is sticks getting in the linkages and making them hard to work.
Easy enough to get under and get the sticks out but the plate would prevent them from getting in there in the first place.

Someone smarter than me could maybe post a picture of the assembly so others might better understand.

A new bracket costs $120 approx. I'm sure mine is slightly weaker having been bent once and then bent back.
But hopefully it'll hold out for another 10 years or more.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
995 Posts
I had something similar happen on the other side of my 2520. A short stout log was tilted up by the weight of my rear tire going over it when I was backing up and lodged in the steel hydraulic lines going thru the bracket that holds them for the quick disconnect 4 lines for the front end loader. I can get the flexible hoses on and off. Bought a new bracket, only about 12-14 bucks if I remember correctly. But I haven't attempted a repair, I am concerned about straightening those steel lines to fit back into the new bracket, etc. Good luck a good day in the yard can turn to sh!t in a hurry.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
569 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
I'm beginning to think there might be a serious need for a belly plate.

Today I had a stick run up along side my fuel separator and shut the fuel off on me.

Of course the tractor died. Didn't take long to find the offending stick, remove, turn the fuel back on and get the tractor running again.

I've had the neutral safety switch get unplugged a few times by sticks also.
I used a zip tie to fasten it better to the terminal block and that seems to be working.

I've taken to policing the work area every now and then for larger sticks so I don't hopefully damage anything more serious.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
5,643 Posts
Seems it doesn't take much to cause a problem! Nothing with branches or sticks underneath the tractor this time. Just cutting around the power pole in the front yard and got too close to one of the guy wires! It just about ripped the PTO switch out of the dash!:banghead: Luckily all I need is a new switch! One side of the switch got yanked on and broke the locking tabs. Oh well, stuff happens!:unknown:
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top