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Have A Few Questions On A Mackissic Shredder (for Bolens)


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Posted August 10, 2015 - 10:53 AM

Brian,I was thinking they used the same u-joint as the blowers,maybe mount the frame up and check

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Posted August 10, 2015 - 11:29 AM

I originally thought that to until I bolted it up and it was about 3'' too short, if you look at oldbuzzards pics the universal coupling has a much longer housing than the tubeframe's 1715008 joint.

I wonder if the special u-joint had a mackissic or Bolens part number.....



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Posted August 10, 2015 - 11:34 AM

I've got a bunch of pics of when I rebuilt my two chippers. Also have lots of info on them. Feel free to PM me and I can email you stuff if you want.


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Posted August 10, 2015 - 11:57 AM

I originally thought that to until I bolted it up and it was about 3'' too short, if you look at oldbuzzards pics the universal coupling has a much longer housing than the tubeframe's 1715008 joint.

I wonder if the special u-joint had a mackissic or Bolens part number.....

 

That U-joint was supplied by MacKissic with the shredder attachment.

 

http://gardentractor...y-mac-shredder/


Edited by Bruce Dorsi, August 10, 2015 - 12:03 PM.

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Posted August 10, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Brian, there were 2 different brackets supplied by mackissic, one was to fit the tubeframes with the mower deck linkage installed and there was also an optional bracket to fit the tractors without.
I can give you the dimensions of mine which is for tractors that have the mower linkage installed.


Edited by chubien, August 10, 2015 - 02:19 PM.

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Posted August 10, 2015 - 12:51 PM

Chubien that would be great!

I'm likely to leave the deck linkage on so would like to get the specs on that bracket

Thanks!



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Posted August 10, 2015 - 02:21 PM

I'll post something up tomorrow when I'm back at home.



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Posted August 10, 2015 - 02:57 PM

Brian,Bruce,Thanks for the info

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Posted August 10, 2015 - 05:54 PM

Brian, I took some measurements and also a few pics. The bracket is still on the tractor so it could be better, let me know if you have any questions.
You'll notice I have the different bracket to what is pictured above.
The bracket is constructed of the same gauge stock as the shredder frame, the dimensions are all outside dimensions
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Posted August 10, 2015 - 05:55 PM

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Posted August 10, 2015 - 06:06 PM

Thank you that is perfect!!



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Posted August 10, 2015 - 09:13 PM

I was wondering about the belt tensioner oldbuzzard was mentioning, mine does not have a tensioner and I could not tell how his is setup from the pics he posted since it must be under the cover.
I always assumed that the belt tension was done by the way the mulcher sits spring loaded on the frame.
Mine worked well without a tensioner but it did smoke the belt for a few seconds after I overloaded it.
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Posted August 11, 2015 - 04:10 AM

I was wondering about the belt tensioner oldbuzzard was mentioning, mine does not have a tensioner and I could not tell how his is setup from the pics he posted since it must be under the cover.
I always assumed that the belt tension was done by the way the mulcher sits spring loaded on the frame.
Mine worked well without a tensioner but it did smoke the belt for a few seconds after I overloaded it.

 

That is indeed how it works.

 

If you look at the next to last page in the manual that Bruce linked to, you can see two springs listed as item #13 on the parts diagram.


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Posted October 06, 2015 - 06:23 PM

Can someone who has one of these chippers provide the length of the springs that go in the hopper holes for belt tension?

There were two different springs on mine and want to know which is original



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Posted October 07, 2015 - 05:16 AM

I can't give you a definitive answer for another week but off the top of my head I remember them being almost flush with the tube edge. Maybe 1/4 or 1/2 inch below.
Btw, not sure if your frame is in good shape but of all things to find there is a complete frame in as new condition for sale on eBay, no chipper, just the frame.
Same guy also has a generator for tube frames and other stuff.

Edited by chubien, October 07, 2015 - 05:21 AM.





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