Senior MTF Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.
AYP obsolete strg bushing 124373X
1990 Sears LTII 12/38 6 speed 917.254920
This is (one of) the worst spots for play/slop in the strg column unit on my, an others sears tractors, and ya can't buy'em anymore. AYP probably used them on a lot of their other older tractors also
Of course they are plastic an wear out in no time anyway even when they are new.
Mine was shot, so I decided to go a different way. The new bronze bushing needed thinned down a little in a drill press with a file, an the hole in the plastic part needed rounded out some with a dremel. Once I got it to where it fit snug in the plastic part, I JB welded it in. Now its a permanent part in the plastic strg support.
Bronze bushing came from the tractor store in those little pick a part boxs,$2.59
It is 3/4 id by 7/8 od an 3/4 long with a flange. Click on the pics for a blowed up version to read the package
Now I got something to grease once or twice a year, an will out last the tractor an me.
Might wanna make this an ayp/sears sticky or not
1979 Wheel Horse C-101 Garden Tractor
1990 Craftsman II 12 hp 38" lawn tractor