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#1 KC9KAS ONLINE  

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Posted December 09, 2013 - 06:23 PM

While plowing yesterday (and again this evening), I heard a "squeek" sound once in a while.

When I pulled back into the barn, I jacked up the front end and spun each front wheel to confirm my thought and yep, I was right! Front wheel bearings!

I removed each wheel and 1 bearing in each wheel was shot, but not the axle or wheel...lucky me.

All the bearings, races and seals still have TIMKEN and NATIONAL numbers on them so I plan on locating repair parts tomorrow!

I will try to remember to get photos of the problem and repair tomorrow.


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Posted December 10, 2013 - 06:11 AM

Let us know how you make out with the parts. Sometimes Stens has substitutes for this sort of thing if you can't find them at a bearing supplier.



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Posted December 10, 2013 - 06:51 AM

While plowing yesterday (and again this evening), I heard a "squeek" sound once in a while.

When I pulled back into the barn, I jacked up the front end and spun each front wheel to confirm my thought and yep, I was right! Front wheel bearings!

I removed each wheel and 1 bearing in each wheel was shot, but not the axle or wheel...lucky me.

All the bearings, races and seals still have TIMKEN and NATIONAL numbers on them so I plan on locating repair parts tomorrow!

I will try to remember to get photos of the problem and repair tomorrow.

 

 

Let us know how you make out with the parts. Sometimes Stens has substitutes for this sort of thing if you can't find them at a bearing supplier.

I'm looking forward to hearing this as well, since I have 3 Wheelhorses myself. I've done  more than a bit of bearing work on various vehicles and machines, but so far I've had good look with my 3 little ponies. Of course, I've only had them for about a year. :D



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Posted December 10, 2013 - 06:32 PM

1969 GT-14 Front Wheel Bearings.

Wheel Horse    Part WH Part #        Current Brand & Part #

Cone bearing     3370                         TIMKEN LM 11949

Bearing cup       3371                          TIMKEN LM 11910

Seal                   3373                          NATIONAL 204005

 

 

4 bearings and races, 2 seals and of course tax.....$64.52

Got the parts from TRI STATE BEARING in Jasper Indiana.

Doing the work myself, PRICELESS!

 

I have some photos of the work, but don't have them on the 'puter yet!

They will be forth-coming.


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Posted December 10, 2013 - 07:52 PM

There are many special tools needed to replace/repack wheel bearings.

Below are the specific items used for this job.....I have the professional model as well as the "back-yard" mechanic model.

You will have to guess which models I have.

 

1st you will need to clean all the parts you will be re-using.

 

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You will need special tools to install the new bearing race in the wheel.

 

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You will need to re-pack the new bearings with grease.

 

 

 



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Posted December 12, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Thanks for the info. I need a set of bearing caps for one my GT14's.

 

Here is a pretty good price on those bearings:

http://www.drivetrai...CFWQOOgodJTwAAQ



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Posted December 12, 2013 - 04:10 PM

LIke the "special" tools used, ha!  Bought like my garage.  I bought Chinese bearing press tools and most just break, so go back to the "special" ones my self.  Have a packer, but is messy and sometimes doesn't work well on smaller bearings, so end up hand packing anyway.  I hate doing that, takes quite a while to really get grease going inside.



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Posted December 12, 2013 - 04:51 PM

twostep, you better scarf up those bearings at that price!

 

They told me I was getting the agriculture discount, but maybe they were still too much!

4 bearing/race and 2 seals.

 

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