Fixing a steering cylinder on a tractor

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  • Bob Ross
    Bob Ross  3 days back

    The last scene is my favorite.. let's work on something else

    • icicicles
      icicicles  3 days back

      OMG----I got to go to BED!
      Damn it Andrew, you just keep feeding my addiction!
      Just one more video, just-----one------more----video!
      Oh God, help me shut it down!

      • Matthew McGrew
        Matthew McGrew  5 days back

        now you need to repaint the tractor , lol

        • Bobs Youruncle
          Bobs Youruncle  2 weeks back

          Keep planting until something grows.

          • Dennis The Menance
            Dennis The Menance  2 weeks back

            Andy? TGhis Guy Made this for his Excavator- to teare up stumps5/8ths Steel..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJSx4kTTCtE

            • Baby Catcher
              Baby Catcher  3 weeks back

              Is it rubbing the cylinder anywhere?

            • Baby Catcher
              Baby Catcher  3 weeks back

              Engineering par excellence! This is why i like to watch AC at work!

              • just1Nic
                just1Nic  4 weeks back

                If it saves you from spending another $215 it's well worth it.....

                • Don Lipscomb - NOAA Federal

                  I would suggest you add a small lip on the back side of the support brace to keep the angle iron from rubbing against the outside of the hydraulic cylinder when you turn to the right.

                  • Thomas Marcelli
                    Thomas Marcelli  1 months back

                    Andrew has such a iron will to get things done, he never seems to let problems get in his way!
                    If a machine breaks down (which would upset the rest of us), Andrew seems to take it as an opportunity to make another video!! Man I wish I could do that!!

                    • Martin Lopez
                      Martin Lopez  1 months back

                      $215 and they couldn't even primer the cylinder. That's odd.

                      • Mingo Hernandez
                        Mingo Hernandez  1 months back

                        I useto drive a old Ford 6610 with a cab no ac of course

                        • shadowolf576
                          shadowolf576  1 months back

                          YOU CAN NOT WELD CAST WITH MIG.

                          • shadowolf576
                            shadowolf576  1 months back

                            YOU HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO WELD CAST IRON.

                            • Thomas Roberson
                              Thomas Roberson  1 months back

                              You had the right idea by welding to the axle. Since you couldn't do that bolt a plate to the axle which extends under the cylinder. I saw two bolts over on the side of the bell housing that could anchor the plate on that side. No constant movement to your plate. done.

                              • Brian Dufty
                                Brian Dufty  1 months back

                                Happy birthday Levi. Nice job on the ram protection device. In the past ive made removable skid plates for that size tracktor and bigger for contractors.

                                • John Warden
                                  John Warden  1 months back

                                  Is it just me, but every time you showed that repair, it looks like the tie rod is bent pretty bad. Hope your repair holds up and protects your steering cylinder.

                                  • Matthew Taylor
                                    Matthew Taylor  1 months back

                                    Would it have been worth putting a grease fitting on that steering cylinder guard?

                                    • lennie capuano
                                      lennie capuano  1 months back

                                      hi andrew i like the way you dont give up lennie from england

                                      • jlucasound
                                        jlucasound  1 months back

                                        Tell me Andrew doesn't look exactly like...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Sarrazin

                                        • James Mcalarney
                                          James Mcalarney  1 months back

                                          Use two ball peon hammers for making gaskets round end over hole one hit and you get your outline

                                          • Eugene Courtney
                                            Eugene Courtney  1 months back

                                            I can't find the links like the one for that colored half inch socket wrench, hammer, point-alignment tool. A better design change cool.

                                            • Cheiro O
                                              Cheiro O  1 months back

                                              8-September-2019---My wife was wondering the breed of dog is Levi?  He sure is a nice dog and he's nearly always with Andrew on jobs.   Thanks

                                            • Joe G.P.
                                              Joe G.P.  2 months back

                                              $215 ? so is all your profit from that raking job just gone now ?

                                              • Car Guy
                                                Car Guy  2 months back

                                                Andrew!!! You should put omething to protect the outer part of the steering cylinder. The shield you made is scratching against it

                                                • tim wilkinson
                                                  tim wilkinson  2 months back

                                                  Brilliant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                  • ray hammond
                                                    ray hammond  2 months back

                                                    I thought it was impossible to not be able to get a willow to grow!

                                                    • ray hammond
                                                      ray hammond  2 months back

                                                      Will that rub a hole in your cyclinder??

                                                      • Roy Sandberg
                                                        Roy Sandberg  2 months back

                                                        Might need a nyloc nut for the tie rod end on your hydraulic cylinder, should not back off from all that turning.

                                                        • Tony Gray
                                                          Tony Gray  2 months back

                                                          very clever Andrew

                                                          • Frank Hinde
                                                            Frank Hinde  2 months back

                                                            Pretty stupid design putting the cylinder under the axle like that!

                                                            • David Rogers
                                                              David Rogers  2 months back

                                                              Andrew Camarata What kind of drill bits do you use? I have terrible luck with bits, Dewalt.......

                                                              • Lextech Lighting
                                                                Lextech Lighting  2 months back

                                                                Andrew if you're gonna keep migging instead of stick welding you are gonna have to get into practice of cleaning your material. Mig is terrible at penetration with dirty material. Sure it welded, but could be 5 times stronger. I like your efforts on the shields. I think those will do until you come up with something else. Good job

                                                                • jocko8888
                                                                  jocko8888  2 months back

                                                                  Everything grows but what you plant...lol...Another great video.

                                                                  • Kerry Ware
                                                                    Kerry Ware  2 months back

                                                                    I think you're going to have problems with that protective gaurd.

                                                                    • Andrew Camarata
                                                                      Andrew Camarata   2 months back

                                                                      I hope not. Just had that tractor on a job today, it worked well.

                                                                  • Dave
                                                                    Dave  2 months back

                                                                    28:40 hydraulic line popped out of its bracket

                                                                    • Peter Nicholsonu
                                                                      Peter Nicholsonu  2 months back

                                                                      Now we know what that equipment on the back of the tractor is for....love it

                                                                      • Robert George
                                                                        Robert George  2 months back

                                                                        my kinda caveman

                                                                        • Durbin Construction And Repair

                                                                          Don’t you think it is still prone to being bent? If you hit something with that bracket it will just get pushed back into the cylinder as if it weren’t there... it needs to be coupled to the brace you built so it can’t be pushed into the cylinder. Just my 2 cents

                                                                          • Juan C Gonzalez
                                                                            Juan C Gonzalez  2 months back

                                                                            You need to create an articulated hinge on the wheel side
                                                                            Like a bycicle link so Rhee is no friction on the support nut

                                                                            • Johnny Lee
                                                                              Johnny Lee  2 months back

                                                                              Thanks Andrew, love your vids, can't get enough of 'em.......

                                                                              • Jack Mock
                                                                                Jack Mock  2 months back

                                                                                This was a project that really wasn,t worth the time and really wasn,t necessary.

                                                                                • Rp
                                                                                  Rp  2 months back

                                                                                  Bro is stupid

                                                                                  • R G DEGREGORI
                                                                                    R G DEGREGORI  2 months back

                                                                                    The tapered pin in the end of the ram will wobble and wear if it’s not up and tight.

                                                                                    • BuildItFixItDIY
                                                                                      BuildItFixItDIY  2 months back

                                                                                      Thanks for showing the real world challenges in fabbing something and not just the end result. . .been there ('cept I usually burn time instead thinking out all the design alternatives upfront).


                                                                                      An alternative design for the keeper would be a piece of thin flat bar wrapped around the cylinder with ends bent 90 deg, holes drilled through near the ends and then use a bolt to clamp it around the cylinder.


                                                                                      Then to one of the ends of that, weld a washer or flat bar with the hole in the same direction as the cylinder bore (i.e., same direction as the axle runs in terms of orientation).


                                                                                      Then run a round bar through the washer hole and weld it to the the angle iron. As the wheels are turned left and right, the rod will keep the angle iron from straying away from the cylinder ram it is supposed to be protecting.


                                                                                      There might be so much travel that you can't wrap the cylinder with the flat bar. ..it would bottom out too soon, and so instead you'd have to weld the washer on the pin holding the other end of the cylinder. In fact, that would be an even easier fab.


                                                                                      It could be that a downside is that the round bar would get bent as stumps and stuff impacted it. But as long as there was enough clearance in the bore of the washer and the rod, it should still allow it to work.

                                                                                      • dennis winspear
                                                                                        dennis winspear  3 months back

                                                                                        You are a fearless mechanic, absolutely fearless. Me doing this kind of shit - I would avoid it like the plague. It would take me 35 minutes just to find the stupid zip ties. True story...

                                                                                        • Bigpoi Lee
                                                                                          Bigpoi Lee  3 months back

                                                                                          Man I have been watch your vids over the last two weeks and you have got to be the craftiest YouTuber I watch lol...🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽...

                                                                                          You find a problem rant and rave about it then find a solution good stuff I love it🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽

                                                                                          • Agdon Brister
                                                                                            Agdon Brister  3 months back

                                                                                            You worked that 1520 pretty hard getting that stump out but any of your excavators would have had it removed in less than a min. I was hoping to see you rebuild that cylinder yourself :( Good job though :)