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1556 Did Good Job Pushing Snow...right Up Till It Stopped


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#1 PappyH OFFLINE  

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Posted January 07, 2014 - 09:42 PM

Just finished the drive and was cleaning up a small area of the yard for the dogs when it just stopped moving.  No forward or reverse.  I am hoping it will just be a pin came out or something like that.  Was getting dark and I was very cold so will have to wait for tomorrow afternoon to start looking.  Any ideas where to start looking?  Hope it is just on the hydro peddle or something simple.  Handled the foot of snow very easily.   Bryan


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 09:46 PM

Hope its something simple like a broken idler tension spring or drive belt......


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 09:47 PM

Is this a model that has the free-wheel pin on the right wheel
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Posted January 07, 2014 - 09:52 PM

Is this a model that has the free-wheel pin on the right wheel

The 1556 is a hydro so no free-wheel pin.


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 09:53 PM

Is this a model that has the free-wheel pin on the right wheel

 

No only the Gear Driven Models have that feature.

Those Hydrostats are a Bear to free wheel :D


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Posted January 07, 2014 - 09:56 PM

Check that you have turning belts and work toward the hydro. It may have overheated if the fins on the hydro were not cleaned out before the snow came. Check for leaky hydro lines, too.


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Posted January 08, 2014 - 05:50 PM

Suggest checking the fluid level in the rear end. Both my 1455 and 1225 stopped moving and all that wrong was low fluid level. The Hydrostatic Tube Frames do not have to be very low to stop moving. The large frames can be down a quart before they quit moving.
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Posted January 09, 2014 - 03:11 PM

Got some time today to check things out more.  Found the spring that holds the idler to the drive belts had broken.  Any one know where to get one?  Where does it hook to?  Going to be fun fixing this out in the middle of the back yard.  Bryan


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 03:22 PM

Your going to need 1716728 , theres a few to choose from on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/...cat=0&_from=R40

 

The spring connects to a hair pin clip down my the driveshaft/ steering area.... your probably not going to like to hear this but it will be easier to get at if you remove the battery, battery tray to get to the hair pin clip.


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Posted January 09, 2014 - 05:01 PM

Those are a bit pricey.  I went to the local hardware and got one that I hope will work.  I already figured I would need to remove the battery and tray.  At least it should be warmer tomorrow.  Bryan



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Posted January 10, 2014 - 01:00 PM

Well it is running again.  May not be a permanent fix but good enough for now and it only cost 2 dollars.  Thanks for the help,  Bryan


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 01:28 PM

Glad you  got it going.. When I first read this thread I was curius  too.. And yes I thought about  the spring..  I saw the spring on mine looked like it was about to go..ON mine there's a hole on the base plate,,with a large cotter pin going thru it and spread out from underneith,,   Now the eye of the cotterpin is holding the one end of the spring and the other end of spring goes to the idler.. When I first got my 1556 I saw the cotterpin looked like it was way overdue to break,,it was worn thru..so I just put another large cotterpin in there,,  works fine


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Posted January 11, 2014 - 05:37 AM

Glad it's a moving unit again. $2 is a cheap bill to get it back to the garage to look it over closer.
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