My "new" Struck Md-45 Mini Dozer
Posted March 26, 2012 - 08:40 PM
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Posted March 28, 2012 - 05:46 PM
Welcome to GTT! Great find! Very cool getting the kids involved too. I also see a neat Cub Cadet in the background. - Mark
That's just an MTD built 1320 cub cadet that my wife's grandpa gave me. Dragged it outta the shed, got it running cause he said it had a snowblade that came with it. Snow blade does not fit at all (it's for a much older and larger cub cadet). SO it sits there with no purpose because there's no deck for it or any other attachments.
Now my wife's OTHER grandpa has an "original" Cub Cadet that he still mows his yard with (shares duty with a 110 John deere). I'd like to think that someday the kids and I will be restoring it. But you never know.
- markdombroski said thank you
Posted March 28, 2012 - 05:58 PM
The housing would be fine with a new bushing and then swap them side to side so the load isn't on the worn area. BUT to put a new shaft in requires custom machining a shaft, I'm going to assume that putting a keyed shaft in a brass bushing is going to have the same effect as when I egg out a hole with a unibit, LOL. The keyway is going to eat the bushing out. Engineering a roller bearing setup looks pretty easy actually. A new 5/8 keyed shaft with roller bearings that are pressed into a tube, with a 3 bolt flange fabricated and welded on the end of the tube. Maybe a gusset or two. Only takes about $75 per side if I do all the work.....
A new bushing with all existing parts would get it going great, for a while. Roller bearings will outlast me if done properly. Roller bearing conversion process pics will be coming (gotta wait till payday to start on this).
Edited by boostedbuick, March 28, 2012 - 05:59 PM.
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Scooters aren't really post worthy either at this point. Maybe when they're done.....
Posted June 26, 2012 - 11:53 PM
- Cvans and superspeedex have said thanks
Posted June 27, 2012 - 12:08 AM
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Posted June 27, 2012 - 05:37 AM
Which one gets to go 1st? (gotta get the important stuff figured out now )
Tell your son Happy Birthday too!
Posted June 27, 2012 - 09:28 AM
Posted June 27, 2012 - 09:40 AM
Just so you know, it is theoretically impossible to go overboard on pictures. Lol.