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#1 bigge61 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2014 - 12:10 AM

Took #1 (1655 serial #1) out for her maiden voyage to till the garden and it was a little rougher than I thought it was going to be! Tiller worked amazing, for about 500 ft. Then the belts behind the pto cover started to slip and smoke, should have replaced them when I looked at them and thought to myself "I should replace those..." so I took the tiller off and put the drag blade on to scrape bean stubble off the surface. I figured the more time I put on it the better chance I would have at finding more bugs! And bugs I found! The rear pto shaft was bent (never checked that) and wiped out a fitting on the pressure side of the pump spraying 3 quarts of hydraulic fluid on the ground! So today I fixed the broken fitting and an trying to find a source for some 3/4" 11t splined shaft so I can make a new rear pto shaft. Anybody know where I can find some splined shaft? I tried surplus center, they have the coupler but no shaft...uploadfromtaptalk1398143261207.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1398143295255.jpg
In the back ground you can see my buddy tiling with his 1572 diesel cub(which also had a rough day, head gasket ). It is his wife's giant garden so I let her run the Massey while I got another barley pop!

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Posted April 22, 2014 - 04:51 AM

Sorry to hear of the issues. But now you know what's needed.



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Posted April 22, 2014 - 04:56 AM

These old GT's tend to build up a few issues over the years. It's worth sorting them all out to have a machine that would cost you almost 10K to replace with a new one.



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Posted April 22, 2014 - 05:28 AM

Sorry to hear about all those problems . Have any ideas of how the PTO shaft got bent ?



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Posted April 22, 2014 - 05:31 AM

I cant find that shafting either so what I have been looking at is using a lovejoy coupler. One half would have the 3/4 11t spline that would fit on the stub shaft for the engine. The other half would be a 1inch bore. Replace the bent shaft with 1 inch shafting and replace the pulley that runs the pto. All parts are available from surplus center.

 

http://www.surplusce...F-1-3422-11.axd

 

http://www.surplusce...LF-1-3422-M.axd

http://www.surplusce...NG-1-3422-X.axd


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Posted April 22, 2014 - 07:19 AM

They also have alot of shafts like this http://www.surplusce...HAFT-1-3090.axd    Good Luck, Rick



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Posted April 22, 2014 - 08:55 AM

How would you go about bending the PTO shaft?



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Posted April 22, 2014 - 09:04 AM

Well it is comforting to know I'm not the only one who looks at something and think "I should replace this" the let it go only to fail in a short time. :wallbanging: :wallbanging: :wallbanging:   I hope you can find a shaft or a solution to the bent shaft.



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Posted April 22, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Wow, that looks like no fun.  I bet that tractor is going to be nothing but problems, and is going to be a continual project.  You should probably just let someone come take that off your hands now and save you alot of future frustration! ;) 


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Posted April 22, 2014 - 12:46 PM

Wow, that looks like no fun.  I bet that tractor is going to be nothing but problems, and is going to be a continual project.  You should probably just let someone come take that off your hands now and save you alot of future frustration! ;) 

You were thinking of me, right? :peace:


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Posted April 22, 2014 - 04:29 PM

You were thinking of me, right? :peace:

 

Sure thing!! I'll tell you what...I'll even bring it to you!  Well, as far as Knoxville anyway.  Oh, by the way...you no the tractor comes without a muffler and without power steering, right? :)


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Posted April 22, 2014 - 05:12 PM

I called a Massey dealer today just to see if that shaft is available and it is. But they want like $450 for it so back making one! I have a plan and will post pictures if it works, if it doesn't I'm just going to tell you guys I haven't got around to it yet!

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Posted April 23, 2014 - 09:31 AM

The rear pto shafts must be one of the things on these tractors that were marginally under-built.  Yours is the second one that's broken this week!

 

I was looking last night at one of my 1855s.  The rear PTO shaft on it has been sleeved with a piece of tubing that slipped over the shaft.  It was welded on each end, and spot "plug" welded several places in between.  I should probably do this on my other tractors when I have a chance.

 

Just as a point of interest, the other rear pto shaft that failed this week happened when the rear bearing siezed.  It siezed so badly, that the shaft actually wadded up to the point that it had to be cut out!

 

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Posted April 23, 2014 - 02:05 PM

The one on my 1855 was making noise when I sold it, and I told the buyer about it.


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Posted April 23, 2014 - 02:44 PM

The one on my 1855 was making noise when I sold it, and I told the buyer about it.

 

Uh. oh.  Do you mean me?


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