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Posted December 07, 2010 - 01:29 PM

Got the G12 out for some more snowthrowing. Second time out for me went real well, I've just about got the hang of it.
I was pretty much done, just wanted to widen the path to the mailbox. Then I stopped moving:confuse:. Figured I threw the belt, it's done it a few times, but the belt was on. Then I seen something underneath, it was pieces of rubber from the Bonded coupling:wallbanging:. At least it looks like the lake effect is done with us for now, I just hope I can get her fixed before the next one.:itsok:

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Posted December 07, 2010 - 04:12 PM

hmm..... thats strange
Pretty rare for one of those to break.
Hope you get it fixed before more snow comes

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 01:40 AM

hmm..... thats strange
Pretty rare for one of those to break.
Hope you get it fixed before more snow comes

Oh really, so should I be looking for suspects as to the cause, instead of just figuring it was time for a 33 year old piece of rubber(that has probably spent most of it's life moving snow north of pitsburg) to give out?
I was going up a bank when it failed, so I didn't think any more about it other than that's just my luck. I do hope I can find one cheaper than sams Bolens is selling them for though...Otherwise, if another good snow comes along before overtime does, I may start pondering wether or not that conection really needs to be made out of rubber.

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 06:30 AM

It probably just wore out...
I guess I must be lucky... Dont think I can recall that ever happening to me....

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 06:49 AM

Sorry it had to break on you but at least it made it through almost all of the work. Better at the end of a job than when you would just be starting on the next snow fall! The early Simplicity/Allis Chalmers had a sort of bonded rubber/metal flex coupler on their drive shaft. They then went to a fiberglass flex disk instead. I guess 33 years of use isn't so bad.

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 07:08 AM

This the part were talking about right? coupling 001.jpg

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 09:59 AM

I have a '76 G9 with that coupling bad as well, but it still pulls itself. The metal studs make enough contact to move the tractor but it sure makes a racket!

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 10:11 AM

If you need the bonded coupler i have several used ones and some new ones.My news ones are a little cheaper then sam's and used ones even cheaper.Just pm me for the info.

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Posted December 08, 2010 - 11:21 AM

This the part were talking about right? [ATTACH=CONFIG]7985[/ATTACH]

Yep, that's the culprit. part # 171-6561

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Posted December 15, 2010 - 02:02 AM

Well, I figured I'd give a lil bit of an update. Not only did my baby Bolens break last week, our truck had the alternator go bad as well, so it wasn't a happy week. Monday morning, snowstorm is starting to move in with force, usps says my coupler is supposed to be delivered, woohooo!:dancingbanana: Monday afternoon, mailbox empty, check postal tracking again, part got "misdirected" in cleveland.:wallbanging::mad2::shoot3:
Tuesday, here's the scene.IMG_2240.jpg
So I get out the 'ol shovel again and spend over an hour getting enugh moved to give me a run and pray chance of getting to work. For referance, the carport is 20' wide wall to wall, and the pathfinder is 2wd.
IMG_2244.jpg
I made it:bounce:, but I gotta say, either snows getting heavier, or I'm more outta shape than I thought.:mecry:
My part got delivered while I was at work(Thanks a bunch Bob) and hopefully I'll get it going again in the morning. Who knows Mrs. hillbilly might even get some pics or video. I'll let you know tommorrow how it goes, same bat time same bat channel.

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Posted December 15, 2010 - 07:39 AM

Glad to hear that your part came in. Seems like when one thing breaks, it triggers a domino effect for other things to break....

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Posted December 15, 2010 - 07:57 AM

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night... but no accounting for someone putting it in the wrong bag.

Glad it showed up & look at all that cardio workout time you got.

Come to think of it, that might be part of Obamacare...

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Posted December 15, 2010 - 10:06 AM

Glad the part got there but it is not uncommon.Shipped a part a few days earlier that was going to indy and it went to Pa instead.

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Posted December 15, 2010 - 06:15 PM

Glad the part got there but it is not uncommon.Shipped a part a few days earlier that was going to indy and it went to Pa instead.


What you never heard of Indy PA. :laughingteeth:

Iwas doing a job in alabama yrs ago & ordered a tool 4 the jobsight from IN. it made the trip three times b4 it got to me we were in the fial days of packing up when it finaly arrived lol!

GLAD YOUR FIXED WQDL753 !!:thumbs:

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Posted December 15, 2010 - 09:36 PM

That's great that Bob was able to help you out WQDL753! Glad you've got the part in hand and on your way to back up and running! My Mrs. Hillbilly to some stills of me plowing too.




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