A pretzeled tie rod or drag link is one of the most common breaks we see. The fix shown here obviously involved a welder, but you can also fix it by sliding a piece of tube over the bent section after it is straightened. A Hi-Lift handle works great, but you sometimes need to carry a hacksaw or something similar to cut it to length. We like to carry a 2-foot section of tubing with us. It works for drag link repairs and can be used for prying stuff and increasing the leverage on wrenches.