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Broke A Tie Rod End On My Allis-Chalmers 5050 Tractor

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by mercer_me, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Yesterday I was about 1/4 mile behind my house in the woods cuttinging fire wood. I had hauled out 2 twiches and everything was going great. As I was backing up to a tree I had cut down the tractor started to spin so I stoped and looked down at the front tires and the left tire was cocked off to the left and the rite tire was cocked off to the rite. So I shut the tractor off and got off it. I went up to the left tire and saw that my tire rod end had snapped. So I had to walk back to my house and bring some tools out on my ATV. I took the broken peices off. It's had to se in the picture but it was already cracked so it was going to break sooner or later. I had a hard time finding a new tie rod end since Allis-Chalmers is no langer made. But I finaly found one and they are going to next day air it to me. So hopefully I will get it tomarow and put it on my tractor so I can cut more firewood.

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  2. bigbadbrad

    bigbadbrad Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    get the welder out
     
  3. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    It's cast and the break is on a bend. My cousin who welds for a living and is the best welder I know said it would crack and break again.
     
  4. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Welding is at least a temp fix to get the tractor out of the woods!
     
  5. bigbadbrad

    bigbadbrad Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    weld cast with stainless rod then plate it, go back to work when yu get new one, replace, did you get a new or used one? there is a guy in dover foxcroft on rt 15 who has a bunch of old tractors along side the road, he might have some thing that works for it, i know he used to be an agco-allis dealer, so he might have been a allis chalmers dealler back in the day
     
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    The new tie rod end is suposed to come today so I'm not going to weld the broken tie rod end.
     
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    I know exactly who you are talking about and I forgot all about him. The new tie rod end is suposed to come today so it's to late now. I wish I had called him, but it's to late now. If I break anything else I will give him a call.
     
  8. RoGrrr

    RoGrrr Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I seriously doubt that is cast. I would say that it's a forging. Castings don't have torsional strength while that's what forging was designed for. I would give it a try with welding and see what happens. I think you would be pleasantly surprised at the results.

     
  9. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    A good weld wouldn't last forever, but temporarily it would... replacing the part is the best bet of course :nod:
     
  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I got a new tie rod end over nited and put it on the day after it broke. I would have welded it but it was obviasly going to break again. Since I drive it down the road on a regular basis I didn't dare to weld it.
     
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Isn't that a pitman arm?
     
  12. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    That's what I said, but all the parts stores on-line was clling it a tire rod end.