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#1 iron Mike OFFLINE  

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Posted January 25, 2013 - 03:14 AM

Good morning everyone. I just hooked up an older snowcaster to my SS16 and noticed that the bearings and sprocket(large one on auger) are badly worn. Do any of you have an idea where I can purchase new ones? Thanks in advance, Mike



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 05:17 AM

I'm not familiar with the Sears blower but generally most bearings can be purchased from a local bearing supplier. Just get the numbers off the old ones or take them in with you. There's also a good chance you can get a replacement sprocket from a driveline supplier. Parts may be available from Sears but are likely pricey if available. Good luck with the rebuild. I recently bought a JD 49 snow thrower and will be looking for similar parts when I rebuild it next summer.


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 08:54 AM

There is a good chance that NAPA will have them too. Try your favorite auto parts place first. Old time harware stores used to have an assortment of bearings but they disappeared around here 20 years ago. Try Bailey Sales at http://baileynet.com/.    Good Luck


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 01:45 AM

Finally got the snowcaster redone. Just a few minor adjustments now and I'm good to go I hope.I had to make up an idler sprocket and it seems to be working good. Thanks again for your suggestions. 

I've been laid up all summer so haven't been on much. Ready for the snow on Monday now.


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 07:41 AM

Finally got the snowcaster redone. Just a few minor adjustments now and I'm good to go I hope.I had to make up an idler sprocket and it seems to be working good. Thanks again for your suggestions. 
I've been laid up all summer so haven't been on much. Ready for the snow on Monday now.

Good news that the Sears is ready to throw it around. Where did you find the pieces to put it back together? I have one that could use some love next year if I get the chance.
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Posted December 09, 2013 - 01:08 AM

Good news that the Sears is ready to throw it around. Where did you find the pieces to put it back together? I have one that could use some love next year if I get the chance.

Local machine shop got me the auger sprocket and the idler sprocket I got from Tractor supply. Drilled out where the grease fitting was on the old one,cut the head off a bolt the same size as the new sprocket(sealed bearing) and welded it in place. After I got the auger out I found that the bearings were still good. Now going to try to adapt a Bolens cab to the SS16.


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Posted December 09, 2013 - 01:47 AM

The things are usually these type:

 

http://www.tractorsu...Term=1" bearing

 

They may have sprockets too..


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 08:47 AM

Jack Shaft rebuilt and ready to go. Sealed bearings and that is a sprocket from a Bolens tractor that I had narrowed up to the same depth as the original including the spacer. Also had the sprocket milled to match the width of the original sprocket.DSCN1759.JPG DSCN1757.JPG


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 09:07 AM

Looks great. You'll be back blowing snow PDQ.

Two things I noticed/have to ask:
1) who did the welds? The last two certified welds haven't been the best, from what I remember...
2) I understand us being excited about the fix, but why is that kid so excited and happy?
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Posted December 21, 2013 - 01:00 PM

Looks great. You'll be back blowing snow PDQ.

Two things I noticed/have to ask:
1) who did the welds? The last two certified welds haven't been the best, from what I remember...
2) I understand us being excited about the fix, but why is that kid so excited and happy?

Same guy did the weld. Sorry about the News paper. That kid must be loving Christmas time I guess. Just looked and the welds that you see here are factory.


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 01:14 PM

I was just funning around. Good to hear the blower is back on the mend.
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Posted December 21, 2013 - 08:28 PM

I was just funning around. Good to hear the blower is back on the mend.

I was sure that you were. Just seemed funny after I thought about it. Parts and pieces on maw's counter. It is throwing snow and doing a good job. Went a hundred yards or so back and forth in the field today in this wet stuff. Tonight we are in the first stages of an ice storm. Going to be a bad one.


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