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Unkle Spike
Talk about bad tractor Kharma! My neighbor the lawn tractor test pilot stopped by and was showing me how her Huskee tears up and throws mower belts, and I told her I would keep my eyes open for a "good" tractor. She e-mailed me from work to ask me about replacing that steering thingy by the tire, hers had broke. I told her it was just a tie rod end, and wasn't too bad to replace, well I'll be darned if mine didn't break tonight 2/3 of the way through the lawn. I am wondering if her bad tractor Kharma is spreading... Now the question: The one that broke on mine is the non-removeable end, can I cut it off, drill it and weld a bolt in the end and add a removeable tie rod end? Or should I replace the whole drag link?

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Update: The replacement has heavier ends, and BOTH ends are now adjustable, cost me $90 local, but if it lasts 20 years like the last one that is fine....

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