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#1 chris m OFFLINE  

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 11:47 PM

I was going to just clean it up and use it. But I had to remove the sheet metal to paint because the PO sand blasted it all and primed it. So as I was removing panels, I noticed allot of loose bolts. So I decided to rip it apart so I could check everything. I am glad I did! Because after dismantling and giving it a nice bath in kerosene, I found the right rear axle tube is cracked all the way around near the flange to the trans. I have found a few parts through one of our site sponsors (Joe's Outdoor Power) But I am still in need of a few other things. I posted a wanted add in our classifieds section with the list (in case anyone on here has a donor MF12H of MF10 for some of the common stuff) Anyway here are some pictures form today. The last picture is the break.PICT1205.JPG PICT1212.JPG PICT1206.JPG PICT1211.JPG PICT1208.JPG PICT1210.JPG

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 04:18 AM

Sorry to hear of the break. Hope you find the other parts needed. Good luck!
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Posted May 02, 2012 - 05:34 AM

That's a tough break. Sorry about the axle tube and for the pun. Hope you don't have much trouble finding the parts you need.
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Posted May 02, 2012 - 07:26 AM

Looks familiar somehow.

Chris, your ad doesn't show an axel housing as a need... Was that one of the parts you found?
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Posted May 02, 2012 - 08:30 AM

I don't know what it is but ya can't just take one part off and not have the desire to take them all off and redo it all. Must be part of the GT bug.
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Posted May 02, 2012 - 08:36 AM

I have an axle tube...off a JD110. I think identical tube...Peerless 2300. One for Alan too if you want it Alan.
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Posted May 02, 2012 - 09:44 AM

Sorry about the cracked axle. I hope you get that, and your other missing parts situated. Good Luck!
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Posted May 02, 2012 - 11:17 AM

Chris, it's always hard to stop when you start tearing into an old tractor. It always seems to get more involved and suck up more time and money. But after all it's a hobby and in the end you'll feel much better with the results if you do everyhing you want. At some point in the process you'll look at it and say "Its done"! Then you'll have a tractor that you are happy with in the long term.
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Posted May 02, 2012 - 11:59 AM

Chris, I got into that same thing with the GTV. Hard to say when to stop taking apart and start putting back together. But, I am very happy with what I did do. I stopped just short of a complete tear down.
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Posted May 02, 2012 - 12:52 PM

Looks familiar somehow.

Chris, your ad doesn't show an axel housing as a need... Was that one of the parts you found?

I'll check the add. I did go back and edit it and add the axle tube last night.

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 12:55 PM

I have an axle tube...off a JD110. I think identical tube...Peerless 2300. One for Alan too if you want it Alan.

I'll do some checking. I didn't realize it might be the same as a 2300 one.

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 01:03 PM

Chris, I got into that same thing with the GTV. Hard to say when to stop taking apart and start putting back together. But, I am very happy with what I did do. I stopped just short of a complete tear down.

And you are doing a great job on that GTV! And yes it is very hard to stop yourself lol.

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 01:09 PM

Chris, it's always hard to stop when you start tearing into an old tractor. It always seems to get more involved and suck up more time and money. But after all it's a hobby and in the end you'll feel much better with the results if you do everyhing you want. At some point in the process you'll look at it and say "Its done"! Then you'll have a tractor that you are happy with in the long term.

I agree. And being this was partially taken apart and put back together before I bought it, This is more piece of mind. After finding things loose, I sure would have hatted breaking and possibly ruining this GT. And now I am so glad I did tear it down!!! I would never have found that break until it was to late!

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 01:32 PM

I have an axle tube...off a JD110. I think identical tube...Peerless 2300. One for Alan too if you want it Alan.

Daniel I want to Thank you!!! I Just went out to my Jacobsen 1200 and the Axle tube even has the same number cast into it! Thanks again! I had no clue on this one :dancingbanana: :bounce: :thumbs:

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 03:03 PM

I believe that there were several different lengths available for the axle tubes on the Peerless 2300/2400 axles. I broke one hitting a bump in tall grass at speed with too much weight on the back.

Just a heads up.
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