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    Is it possible to get replacement rubber boots for steering track rod ends - in this case manitou telehandler. Just bought a very tidy 3 year old manitou handler and about the only thing wrong with it was all four track rod end boots are split. Joints are fine but wont be for long - if only replacement rubber boots were available.

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    Re: track rod ends - replacement rubber boots

    Got same problem with JD 3200 loader. Dealer can only supply new knuckle joints complete with rubber boots.
    300/ corner when all I want is a couple of quid boot. Current fix is 2 cable ties and inner tube wrapped like a bubble.
    Well at least it's better than nothing!

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    Would these be of any use? http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/track-rod-end-rubber

    Tazzie

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    also these might be worth a look, http://www.southwalesprops.co.uk/pro...ball_joint.htm

    Tazzie

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    Re: track rod ends - replacement rubber boots

    I have used the split glue together type of cv boot on my jcb 526 and although fiddly to fit they work well.Not so sure they would last on their intended application.They were the only thing I could find that was large enough plus there's no dismantling involved.Track rods ends that are well greased and sealed seem to last forever whereas once the boot goes they don t last long.Sometimes it's not the price of a new one it's the grief involved in fitting them.The split cv boots hold plenty of grease though don't look the tidiest


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Univer...item5d442125d5

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    I have often seen track rod end boots for sale at vintage tractor shows.

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    Re: track rod ends - replacement rubber boots

    Quote Originally Posted by tazzie View Post
    Would these be of any use? http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/track-rod-end-rubber

    Tazzie
    Quote Originally Posted by tazzie View Post
    also these might be worth a look, http://www.southwalesprops.co.uk/pro...ball_joint.htm

    Tazzie
    Thanks guys, exactly what I was after - the dealer didn't know these were available - now he can put the machine right for us to buy without breaking the bank for him

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    Re: track rod ends - replacement rubber boots

    Quote Originally Posted by solo View Post
    Got same problem with JD 3200 loader. Dealer can only supply new knuckle joints complete with rubber boots.
    300/ corner when all I want is a couple of quid boot. Current fix is 2 cable ties and inner tube wrapped like a bubble.
    Well at least it's better than nothing!
    Had the same problem.

    You will find that the boots off one of the 6 cylinder JDs are the same and CAN be bought seperatly.

    Acorn

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    Claas do them! Got a couple for a scorpion a couple. Of years ago. Still on shelf as it went up in flames before I fitted them! Around the 20 pound mark if I recall correctly.

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    Re: track rod ends - replacement rubber boots

    Before and after fitting.


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    Would have been tidier with the supplied clips but the jubilee clips can be slackened to add more grease if deemed necessary was the thinking. Seem very durable rubber compared to the original sort, as you can see from the corrosion on the jubilee clips they're on a while now. getting the tongue and groove together quickly before the glue sets is important but not that hard. I was well pleased at the price and especially no dismantling required will be doing the other two soon.

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    Re: track rod ends - replacement rubber boots

    like that

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    Re: track rod ends - replacement rubber boots

    On the track rod end you can drill the tin cover on the top and fit a grease nipple

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