Posted October 31, 2010 - 09:22 AM
Got a question.
What do you guys use for spline grease. I understand is is very high in moly content. Around 60%.
Right now my brother can get it through his hydraulic shop. Quit pricey though.
Has anybody found a cheaper high moly grease alternative.
I have found an 11 spline flex coupler that can be clamped to the spline to prevent movement thus no wear and still provide for misalignment caused by flex, caused by belt adjustment. I ordered a set to see if I can make some worn splines on tractors I have bought to make the drive shafts serviceable again.
I can not believe the lack of care on some of these tractors.:wallbanging:
Posted October 31, 2010 - 10:46 AM
Posted October 31, 2010 - 11:21 AM
I will try that on my snapper were the splines are completely gone.
That should sure take the loosness out of that joint. I will have to kept the spline on the engine end of the drive shaft to provide some movement. I don't think even bolting the engine solid would stop all movement.
Snapper sets the Kohler lower in the frame and drive the hydro straight off the crankshaft and belt up to the PTO. The PTO shaft tighten IS mounted to the frame.
Posted October 31, 2010 - 11:50 AM
yes it was a series 6 yoke/joint etc: Larry
Thx Larry that is a great idea. Did you use a # 6 pto joint?
Edited by olcowhand, October 31, 2010 - 12:02 PM.