G4200 Pto Shaft Removal?
Posted August 06, 2012 - 11:30 AM
I had it almost apart last weekend, trying to determine if the bearings were good, which I think they are, as there isn't any looseness in the bearings. I removed the lower pulleys, the splined hub, a couple of snap rings, and removed the 4 bolts holding the bearing retainer to the frame.
My problem is that I couldn't get the shaft out after taking everything obvious loose and tapping the shaft a bit. Anybody been there, done that and have any tips, know where the hidden snap ring is, etc?
The last time I got enthusastic about using the BFH (big hammer) I found the snap ring that I'd left in place after I had broken the snap ring groove off the mower deck gear box. Doh! I'm trying to avoid that when I replace the shaft.
Thanks for the help!
Posted August 06, 2012 - 09:11 PM
Posted August 09, 2012 - 08:12 AM
Not had to touch mine, so I have no idea. I did upload the parts manual (link below) for the G4200 though, so it should give you a look at what is there.
That looks to be the B4200 manual, lots different that the G
- olcowhand said thank you
Posted August 15, 2012 - 11:24 AM
Anyway, I've looked at the parts manual but haven't tried tearing into it again, as I do not have the shaft, bearings and hub yet - should be a couple of more days. I'll let you guys know how it turns out and may even snap a few pics during R&R.