Re: Kingpin no crank hole

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Posted by Brad on March 15, 2020 at 12:04:04 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Re: Kingpin no crank hole posted by Tim Daley(MI) on March 15, 2020 at 06:49:02:

Hey Tim! Thanks for your reply, that's great information to have.

As for why my search "kingpin" turned up no results, I think I know what happened: Search didn't look through archives, rather in current/active threads. Lesson learned :-)

The crank that I've designed (for my personal preference) is quite unique, in that it contains a ratcheting mechanism eliminating potential kickback (reminiscent of PTO overriding clutch), while perusing features from several different OEM hand-starting cranks.

Since I don't have to satisfy any but my own preferences, I'm fabricating features I like: a) rotating "handle-sleeve" b) spring around shaft (retaining crank from dislodging) c) "boss" that prevents over-insertion of crank & looks "cool" d) hand-starting crank length designed to work past/through tractor bumper guard. e) AND Because I can. lol Unique custom features generate amusing/puzzled/confused "faces" on "peanut gallery" observers

Since I'm putting some effort into fabricating hand crank, I don't want someone just "tossing" crank in future (who knows how many previous owners this tractor has gone through? Nobody lives forever), so I'm contemplating where on tractor to hang crank for best chances of retention. It would be simple enough to weld-up a crank stowage bracket, but I've also heard-tell battery compartment's one potential location.

Since no one has chimed in with potential "booby trap for the unwary" in "un-welding" crank access through kingpin, looks like I'm "good to go" moving forward with my pet"cranky" project. lol ;-)

I'll post some pictures, once I figure out how Google photos web hosting works.

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