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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted July 24, 2010 - 06:27 AM

Found one of these in a garage with a "bad" hydrostatic drive, didn't seem to interested in selling, tires look good & it started. couple days later he called me & said make offer, I said $100, he said not less than $150. 18 hp kohler, 48" cut. Is it worth it, are these repairable if there really is anything wrong? I know i'm being vauge, but didn't write the model down... it has 12" rims... any ideas?craftsman.jpg

Edit: model is GT6000 or GT 6000, whichever way you write it.
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Posted July 24, 2010 - 07:23 AM

Depends.....I might risk the $150....Chances are the hydro is just low on oil, clogged filter or something like that.......On those older tractors the hydros are pretty tough

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Posted July 24, 2010 - 02:31 PM

An old mechanic once told me that the keys in the hydro drive like to shear on these Craftsman units. Could be a cheap possibility.

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Posted July 24, 2010 - 05:28 PM

if worst comes to worst you should be able to find a replacement rear on ebay pretty affordable, or as mentioned it might be a quick, easy fix. i say for $150 you should go for it as the motor is worth at least that much.

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Posted July 24, 2010 - 07:42 PM

Went & bought it. Found the 1st problem. pulley spinning on input shaft to pump. Initial search at sears for part # 140488 was a bust, NLA. Gonna start googling.

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Posted July 24, 2010 - 07:53 PM

Usually the shaft splines will be fine, as the pulley hub is softer metal than the shaft. I would try to find any pulley with the same size/type hub. Likely there's something out there. Then you can cut the stripped hub out & weld in the hub cut from the other one. Can you post a close-up pic of the shaft end itself, along with measurement of it's width? One of us may have a pulley that matches the spline.

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Posted July 24, 2010 - 09:01 PM

I'll do that 1st thing AM. Don't think I can get a pix thru the hole w/out taking off the wheel. Thanks a bunch. - Alan

EDIT: Here's the pictures. end of the shaft is 1/2" fine thread, spline measures .5816 outside (it may have started out 5/8")

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Edited by MH81, July 26, 2010 - 06:54 PM.
adding pictures


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Posted July 25, 2010 - 10:02 AM

Well, mother nature decided the clouds were too heavy this morning & turned on the faucet. Rain, rain, rain, rain, small break. Hustled like I was being chased:chaser: & got some measurements b4 it started raining HARD again. 18 splines, 4 1/8" outside X 0.5816 shaft (this measurement was the outside of the splines on the shaft... I took it 5 times with digital calipers and averaged.)

There's an industrial supply house up here called Erie Bearing, I'm gonna try them in the morning... The "lady" at TSC almost laughed at me thru the phone when I asked for a splined pulley.

Doesn't look bad for a "January 1995" purchase date. Posted Image

Edited by MH81, July 26, 2010 - 06:25 AM.


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Posted July 26, 2010 - 06:10 PM

I've about exhausted my options for an exact replacement. If you have a hydrostatic drive unit 1995-1999, made by ayp & the pulley fails, don't bother looking in the normal places. I have 2 callbacks left until I start grinding the shaft to put a setscrew type on. I did look at some pulleys, where you put them on & they compress on the shaft (thanks CASEGUY for the suggestion) but they aren't offset enough to allign the belt. One call back is to a lawnmower junkyard & the other is to Husqvarna. Neither one sounded promising.

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 06:42 PM

It should be illegal to stop making replacement parts for anything! As long as any maker is still in business, they should be required by law to offer replacement parts.
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Posted July 26, 2010 - 07:02 PM

It should be illegal to stop making replacement parts for anything! As long as any maker is still in business, they should be required by law to offer replacement parts.


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I couldn't agree more

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Posted July 26, 2010 - 07:08 PM

It should be illegal to stop making replacement parts for anything! As long as any maker is still in business, they should be required by law to offer replacement parts.

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Posted July 29, 2010 - 08:43 PM

Follow up. I have tried everywhere I can think of, even Hydro-Gear (who made the pump.) Even the junkyard was out of them. My last outstanding hope is a nice guy @ one of AYP's distribution houses. He's doing a little research for me to see if there are any other pulleys or hubs etc, that will slide on to this &^%#$ shaft. I spent an hour online tonight trying to find a metric equivalent. Still no go. I hate to use this for something so mundane, but I'm thinking about trying prayer. All of my Earthly options seem to have fallen thru.:give_me_beer:

Edited by MH81, August 01, 2010 - 11:48 AM.


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Posted August 04, 2010 - 07:10 PM

Here we go....





For the forth time I'm trying to post a link...

http://www.ereplacem...e-p-291906.html

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Posted August 04, 2010 - 08:43 PM

kinda looks like it, but smaller shaft. Thanks for the lead.

Follow up: Removed the rest of the tranny tonight. I may be getting aggressive with it tomorrow night... easier if it's out.

Edited by MH81, August 04, 2010 - 08:54 PM.






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