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#1 oddfirecj5 ONLINE  

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Posted May 27, 2013 - 06:32 PM

well, today was not a good day for me. After my little vacation with the family the lawn needed attention for it had been neglected for a couple weeks. went to the gas station and got gas early this morning for the old bolens. when it was all filled up i proceeded to mow the lawn and got to the spot where the well drilling guys repaired my well. well the front tires fell into a deep hole and thought i would just hit reverse and back right out. well no go the first try. the second try i thought i would just give it a real good boost of the reverse pedal and all of a sudden i heard a SNAP! the hood jumped up and scared the heck out of me and thought "oh great i broke the drive shaft or and axle shaft" nope all was well with those parts. i tried to engage the pto and it was a challenge to engage so i stopped. well wouldn't you know it i broke the front axle support right at the front. i rigged up a fix and continued to mow my lawn. now i'm in need of that whole cast iron assembly that sits inbetween the frame rails in the front.

 


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Posted May 27, 2013 - 06:33 PM

this thread is also over at mytractor as well.


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Posted May 27, 2013 - 06:34 PM

here are some pictures of the fix to keep it somewhat in place.

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and another

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Posted May 27, 2013 - 06:36 PM

from what the number on that piece reads it's 172 2831 even though my manual says it's supposed to be 172 2832. the 172 2831 is also the same number on my 1886-01 tractor. all i know is i need one for my '79 HT-23. 


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Posted May 27, 2013 - 06:46 PM

I just learned the HT23 one in more heavy duty then a 1886 one but I think both would work.


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Posted May 27, 2013 - 06:52 PM

yeah wilberj i thought the same thing but both numbers match that are stamped on the face of that part. and according to all my manuals i have they are the same number as in 172 2832 instead of 172 2831 which is on both machines.  do you know how that axle pivot pin is removed? does the pto sheeve need to be taken off so that pin can be driven out towards the rear of the tractor after the roll pin is removed? 


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Posted May 27, 2013 - 07:06 PM

I just learned the HT23 one in more heavy duty then a 1886 one but I think both would work.

Now who would have told you that ? Lol

Did not see this thread or I would have spoken up. Only saw it at the "other" forum where I have no desire to sign in.

Either will work, but the ht 23 did come with a heavier front axel support for sure. I recently found this out.

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Posted May 27, 2013 - 07:12 PM

i wonder why the 1886-01 and my 2389 have the same number stamped into the part and the parts manual is listing a different number?


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Posted May 27, 2013 - 07:13 PM

even an 2087 (ht-20) has the same number but it doesn't match what is on the tractor. i'm wondering if that number that is stamped on the part is not the part number in the book?


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Posted May 27, 2013 - 07:19 PM

The last HT-23 I bought had a replacement axel support, I thought nothing of it till a friend pointed out it was the wrong one.

I did not look at all my large frames, but it sure wasn't as thick as my other 23's. not sure when they went with a heavier one. They very well could have done it in the HT-20 era.
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Posted May 27, 2013 - 07:34 PM

Now who would have told you that ? Lol

Did not see this thread or I would have spoken up. Only saw it at the "other" forum where I have no desire to sign in.

Either will work, but the ht 23 did come with a heavier front axel support for sure. I recently found this out.

 

 

Why you did 5 mins ago next time I'll let you post the info. lol


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Posted May 27, 2013 - 07:37 PM

I can look tomorrow if I have one if you like.


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Posted May 27, 2013 - 08:38 PM

that would be great wilber.



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Posted May 27, 2013 - 08:39 PM

so i take it not a lot of people are on "the other" forum anymore?



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Posted May 27, 2013 - 09:48 PM

so i take it not a lot of people are on "the other" forum anymore?


Still many there, but the cream of the crop came over here. Lol




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