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1971 580ck steering wheel just spins...

Discussion in 'Tractor/Loader/Backhoes' started by not2bad, Jul 12, 2022.

  1. not2bad

    not2bad Member

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    So, I am going to move my 1971 580ck and need to pull it to move it. Problem is that the steering wheel just spins. It's not running ..unfortunately..but is there any way to turn the wheels with the steering wheel without the hydraulics so I can drag/move it around a couple turns? Thanks in advance..
     
  2. 1693TA

    1693TA Senior Member

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    A large prybar between the tire and spindle, and elbow grease will turn them. Most times you can get the orbital steering valve to make a little hydraulic pressure by spinning the wheel very fast and several times to turn the wheels. That is assuming you have fluid in the system.
     
  3. not2bad

    not2bad Member

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    Yeah, that's what i was contemplating. What did I get myself into?...lol oh well..the fun is never ending with this machine..Thanks
     
  4. 1693TA

    1693TA Senior Member

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    If a machine that old could tell stories.....
     
  5. jimg984

    jimg984 Senior Member

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    we used a boom pole and lifted front end off ground a little GL
     
  6. not2bad

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    I have to drag this thing with my 1999 k2500 4x4 around two bends. I don't know if it will work or but have to try while the ground is still hard..
     
  7. T-town

    T-town Senior Member

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    .....I'm that old (- er).... and I have a ton of stories.. ;)