3510 Tie rod end replacement

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looking for a part number/supplier for a Branson 3510 Tie rod end, the threaded end snapped off of my left hand side. I can tell the right side has some play in it, I’d like to replace them both.

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Mike

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Mike here is a link where you can find the parts book for the 10 series.

It shows a upgrade kit but it looks like the same one for the original 20 series. If so, did you ever do the upgrade?

I will do more looking and comparing.

 
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I wonder how different it is from the original 20 series tractor. I have a old left hand tie rod that is not to bad of shape. The old right hand one I have is junk. If you think it will work you are welcome to it.
 
  
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Thank you K5lwq,
I was aware of an upgrade, I have not upgraded though.
I did do a cheat, several years ago, I added a washer under the nut, which removed most of the slop for a while anyway.
I really need both sides, Thanks for the link.
I may take the ball joint to some auto parts suppliers, if I could get the correct taper, I may be able to do a bit of cut and weld…
 
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Got to do whatever it takes sometimes. Looks like a good temporary fix. (y)
 
  
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Thanks guys,

I really want to move up to a 240v mig one day, currently I make due with a Lincoln gas mig 110v.
Yep, “what ever it takes sometimes“, Did allow me to get the tractor out of my brothers driveway, where the tie rod snapped on him.
 
  
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Well, the original tie rods are not available, the upgrade kit costs $700 with tax and shipping. Unbelievable, that will put me over $2k in recent repairs.
 
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Yes, not cheap by any imagination. The thing that happened to me was they kept sending me left side knuckle arms and no right side. So I paid the $700 and yet to receive a right knuckle arm. I had my old one machined to accept the new tie rod. I am told they will send the right side when they get it in but I doubt they will ever ship it.
 
  
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Ugg, hate to hear that K5lwq (for both of us), I bit the bullet and order the upgrade kit. I hope it’s not like the HYD pump gear I ordered that took quite a while to get, or a mismatched kit like you received.

Mike
 
 
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