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#1 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 06:10 PM

--- 20/20. Finally got a used hydro from Joe's outdoor power. After installing the carrier assy back in the 3rd member( it needed cleaning) and installing the hydro it dawned on me I couldn't install the driveline. I'd found the driveline was about worn out, so found another on ebay and it's on the way. So while waiting I decided to see how big a job it is to just drop the 3rd member out. Not too bad, remove the top fan guard, the two mount brackets, two hyd lines and control linkage.
Made up a po' boy A-frame hoist w/ two stepladders, a piece of square tube and my comealong w/ a snatch block.
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Slipped some chain over the two bolts for the side mounts and a ratchet strap for balance. Worked pretty good.
Mike

Sorry about the broken up text. I guess need to refine my uploading skill.
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Posted December 06, 2012 - 06:16 PM

I like the po' boy a frame hoist, and will have to use it when go to mount the transaxle bak under the Elec Trak, as I had a heck of a time lowering the transaxle, as opposed to lifting the frame off. Thanks.
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Posted December 06, 2012 - 06:20 PM

Maybe I am missing something, but wouldnt it be easier to take the tires off, drop the rearend to the ground, remove the bolts and lift the frame off. I guess the old saying about more than one way to skin a cat applies here.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 06:26 PM

I usually block up the hydro & diff, then lift the chassis off it. But as said, you can skin-em many ways.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 06:35 PM

I like to leave the wheels and tires on transaxles when I pull em or install em. When I lift the chassis I can just swing the transaxle down and roll it out (or in).

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 06:51 PM

My old back isn't in like new condition, so I try to limit any lifting. Too late I learned to use my head instead of my back,LOL!! I figured it was easier to lift the 3rd member and line up the bolt holes this way.
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Posted December 06, 2012 - 07:21 PM

When doing the transaxle in my D200 I had a chain around 3 cieling rafters in the shed and hooked th come along onto it. Then hooked the comealong to the 3PTH on the tractor. It was easy to jack the chassis up and down and get the fit.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 07:51 PM

My old back isn't in like new condition, so I try to limit any lifting. Too late I learned to use my head instead of my back,LOL!! I figured it was easier to lift the 3rd member and line up the bolt holes this way.
Mike

One of my Bosses used to tell me all the time to "work smarter not harder" I wish I listened LOL.
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Posted December 06, 2012 - 07:54 PM

I like the po' boy a frame hoist, and will have to use it when go to mount the transaxle bak under the Elec Trak, as I had a heck of a time lowering the transaxle, as opposed to lifting the frame off. Thanks.

I like it too. but... I'm so po' I only got's one ladder :D

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 08:22 PM

Looks like a JD 300 series rear end and frame. When I took mine apart earlier this year I sat the front bottom of the rear end assembly on a wooden bench and put 2 axle stands under the axles. I then unbolted it from the rest of the frame and after it was free I turned it up on to the back plate of the frame where it will sit un supported and is pretty stable. I drained the fluid first. I picked it up and carried it into the basement the other day. It's heavy but doable even for someone who only weighs 150lbs.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 04:48 AM

looks like it worked pretty well for ya. Necessity is the mother of all inventions.......

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 06:35 AM

I always say that hindsight just makes your butt look big.
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 07:31 AM

I hope that this is close enough to the topic. I picked up a "Hoya" lift which is used to pick up invalids. It had gotten wet and rusted a bit so, the medical facility had it by their dumpster. I got it for free. A half an hour of removing the slings and adding a chain hook the the arm and I had a miniature engine crane(#300 capacity). Keep your eyes out for the many opportunities.

BTW, our bodies wear out as we get wiser. Use machines and be careful.

Edited by boyscout862, December 07, 2012 - 07:32 AM.





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