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Tested The Reel Mower But Broke The Ek10 In Half!


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 02:01 PM

I hate it when that happens Doc!  Well, I don't have an EK to do that, but I have plenty of things that do break.  Time to make it stronger than they did!  :thumbs:



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 03:10 PM

YIkes. I won't say anything about you needing weight loss. LOL

 

 

 

Get it fixed and try again.


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 04:21 PM

My dad had a 7 hp EK. It broke the center once or twice. He had to weld it up.

 

The other bad thing is when you are mowing around the house where there is a slope up to the foundation, the mower can be tippy.

 

.....but the good thing about them is  ...uhhh     Their a real nice color!!!


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 04:39 PM

Sorry to read this Doc., Is that a twisted drive shaft in 1 photo?



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 07:41 AM

My dad had a 7 hp EK. It broke the center once or twice. He had to weld it up.

 

The other bad thing is when you are mowing around the house where there is a slope up to the foundation, the mower can be tippy.

 

.....but the good thing about them is  ...uhhh     Their a real nice color!!!

 

Yeah you would have thought they would have made an "Update" kit with a reinforced pivot pin but I guess not :(

 

As for going on slopes they were actually known for their stability and Not tipping on slopes......



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 07:42 AM

Sorry to read this Doc., Is that a twisted drive shaft in 1 photo?

 

Which photo?

Nothing was twisted when this happened as far as I can tell....



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 07:45 AM

Which photo?

Nothing was twisted when this happened as far as I can tell....

 

I think he's meaning this pic....the tube below the broken joint??  Looks like a control rod maybe?

 

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Posted May 26, 2013 - 07:47 AM

I think he's meaning this pic....the tube below the broken joint??  Looks like a control rod maybe?

 

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Below the joint is the Wiring harness.



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 07:48 AM

yea thats a shame but i know you will have her fixed in no time



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 08:27 AM

don't you hate it when you are a long ways from the garage and something breaks,  It is possible the welded area that had been done before wasn't built up enough or lack of penitration. 

 

 

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Posted May 26, 2013 - 08:44 AM

don't you hate it when you are a long ways from the garage and something breaks,  It is possible the welded area that had been done before wasn't built up enough or lack of penitration. 

 

 

dick

 

That's what it looks like.



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 05:25 PM

I think he's meaning this pic....the tube below the broken joint??  Looks like a control rod maybe?

 

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Right photo, but I guess that is actually the pivot point that I thought was a drive shaft.



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 06:46 PM

What type of pivot did these have??

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Posted May 26, 2013 - 07:34 PM

Dang!  That ain't good at all.

 

Hope you can get it back in action soon.



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Posted May 27, 2013 - 11:08 AM

Hey, Brian!  I know I'm late to respond to this since I've been out of town all last week, but if you need a replacement pivot yoke there, I have a few of them that were in the "mystery box" I got with my latest EK-10 buys.  I think there might be even one NOS one in there, but there are also 2-3 good fixed ones in there as well.  They look to have been professionally repaired as they were completely re-welded properly and then cleaned up and look to be almost lathed down to stock specs.  I mean they look like brand new but you can see the coloration in the metal where it was welded up.  I'm betting they were either MIG welded with gas shielding or maybe even TIG welded.  I can shoot you some pics if you're interested.  If you would rather replace it than try to weld it yourself, it's a good way to go.  Otherwise, good luck with your fix, I'm sure you'll do a much better job than the last person who tried fixing it!  :D


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