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4820 Pto Shaft Problems

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#1 limebuzz OFFLINE  



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Posted March 12, 2014 - 07:05 PM

Hey fella's,Just wondering if someone could point me in the right directions for a replacement shaft for my blower?snowblower pto shaft 003.JPG snowblower pto shaft 005.JPG snowblower pto shaft 007.JPG snowblower pto shaft 006.JPG

The universal joint was getting weak a few months ago so i took it to a machine shop and he welded a pin into the one end.That worked for a week then another let go,replaced it and so on. Now its worn to the point its time for a new one.Is there another brand that uses this style of shaft? The square end is 7/8 by 3/4.

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Posted March 12, 2014 - 09:05 PM

Try a good, quality, farm equipment dealer.  A real one.  You'll need an old timer who stocks PTO and drive shafts in all the unique styles and sizes used through the years.  I have one locally that would have it. 


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Posted March 12, 2014 - 09:05 PM

I wish I had an answer for you. Sorry.

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Posted March 12, 2014 - 09:29 PM

TSC used to carry that shafting.   The tubing is not round like your original, but will work fine if aligned well when welded to the yoke.

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Posted March 13, 2014 - 05:30 PM

Thanks guys,I dont know of any old implement dealers around hear(Don't know a part # , sorry can't help you) lol.So i guess i'll be heading to TSC. I thought i read somewhere that a Bolens used a shaft like this but shorter.Not sure though???????????????

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Posted March 14, 2014 - 12:32 AM

have you tried partstree you can look at a snapper 1855 and it will list all the attachments for it and gives the part numbers

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Posted March 14, 2014 - 09:53 AM

A wide variety of garden tractors used this size shaft for mid-mount belly mowers.  Obviously the length may not be exact, but the u-joints/yokes would be.


The catalog at my local TSC shows this shaft, and they could order it complete or individual pieces.  They didn't have anything in stock though.



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