1986 580 E Case Backhoe Repair

Customer testimonial:

Richard Nicholas Jr. recently repaired the front axle on his 1986 580 E Case backhoe, using 77 cast iron electrode and an AC arc welder .   The king pin bearings were gone, and the pins had worn into the axle.  Since Richard could not remove the king pins, he cut them with a friction saw, put the spindle into a press with heat, then filled in the wear with 77 electrode, built up the axle, and used a Dremel to cut a groove for the snap ring.

Richard sent photos of his project with the comment “the rods worked very well, and machined easily, and I am very happy with the results.  The front axle is as good as new.  Thank you very much for your 77 arc rods”


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