I've managed to bend a number of IH Scout tie rods, right where they dip down, over the years. Get it kinda wedged up in rocks on the left side. Have someone horse on the steering wheel to the left and watch the tie rod for bending. If it's not flexing, I would guess you will be fine. Just bring a heavy ratchet strap and a hammer to straighten it out if you do bend it. Just my thoughts.