Kubota OEM top link bent

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Tomtint

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So somehow I bent one of the threaded rods on my top link. Not bad enough so its unusable..but bent none the less. Called my local dealer to see if I could get just that one end and I can...for just about $125.00.......Went to my local TSC and picked up a whole new top link for like 35.00, ...Apparently Kubota is fairly proud of their little threaded rod...
 
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Yes they are........
 
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Must be orange paint.;)
 
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So somehow I bent one of the threaded rods on my top link. Not bad enough so its unusable....
If it's still usable it can't be bent too bad, why would you be so worried about it, that you replaced it??

SR
 
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That's an expensive screwed rod.

I bent the right lift arm adjuster on (I think it was) the JD 4010. It still worked, but a pain at times. Have no idea how I bent it.

Ralph
 
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If it's still usable it can't be bent too bad, why would you be so worried about it, that you replaced it??

SR

If it had to retract to fit in a shorter opening...it may have been a problem. Not all my implemints are the same length TL. I just know that I would have needed to adjust it someday and wouldn't be able to... Rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
 
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OEM toplinks and parts for them are high. Fortunately aftermarket replacements are cheap and plentiful.
 
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What bends them? In compression and buckle?
Somehow rear tires enters a dip and weight of tractor rests on implement (and through top link) because 3 point hitch parts don’t rotate quick enough?
 
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If it had to retract to fit in a shorter opening...it may have been a problem.
I have bent them back, especially with that asian steel, it's pretty soft, compared to most of the others...

Straighten it, and you will have a spare.

SR
 
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What bends them? In compression and buckle?
Somehow rear tires enters a dip and weight of tractor rests on implement (and through top link) because 3 point hitch parts don’t rotate quick enough?

I had one fall out of the holder while the implement was off. It was long enough to reach the ground and got bent going backwards.
 
 
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