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Posted May 17, 2014 - 11:12 PM

Almost exactly one year after posting this thread: http://gardentractor...le/#entry312550, Ryan was mowing with it and she stopped all motion.

It had been making the occasional groan and we knew something was failing, but this was a total failure. No motion at all. Weird.

Anyways, about two weeks ago, I picked up this load of "stuff" http://gardentractor...-1398685363.jpg and in it was a spare transmission that would work in the 19.9

I never had to take the tranny out of a sears before... They always were fine for me, until now... So, I went to youtube and nothing informative. Usually you can find a video on how to tear apart a kindle fire to field stripping an AR15, but no videos of guys presenting the how to. Closest I found had so much talk about youtube etiquette that I was to distracted to learn anything.

So, while its far from perfect and I'm sure I missed a couple of steps or messed something up, here is my offering on How to remove a Sears Transmission.


If anyone sees a glaring error or a major oopsie, please let me know... I would like to do a writeup for the site sometime.

Oh, and just to show it had a happy ending:

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Posted May 17, 2014 - 11:22 PM

A "bomb hoist"? Is there a warhead on the front of that tractor? :bigrofl:

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Posted May 17, 2014 - 11:29 PM

One tip to make life easy in any transaxle swap. Leave the tractor on the ground with all the wheels on. Then unbolt everything and lift the tractor off the transaxle. Then, since the wheels are on it, you can roll the transaxle out from under the lifted tractor. Then bolt wheels on the replacement transaxle and roll it underneath and bolt it up. With the wheels mounted you have a rotation axis for lining things up. Ok, back to the video to finish it.

Edited by wvbuzzmaster, May 17, 2014 - 11:32 PM.

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Posted May 17, 2014 - 11:43 PM

Something to note. On some sears that hitch plate has pieces that jet forward, underneath the axles. Those will interfere somehow on those models, kinda like your pipe plug. Also, I forgot about the bolts behind the tires, I am usually working on the Springfields, and those wheels can always stay. Now, you can still bolt a set of wheels back on before final removal.
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Posted May 18, 2014 - 06:14 AM

Alan, I was worried there for a minute. When I first read the title I figured you'd be in the hospital for a while.


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 06:37 AM

A "bomb hoist"? Is there a warhead on the front of that tractor? :bigrofl:

The family that made that engine hoist, made two of them. Both out of Army Surplus stuff.
Caseguy has the second one and it LITERALLY has the words "Bomb Hoist" on the tag on it's mechanism (larger) and the weight ratings.

Something to note. On some sears that hitch plate has pieces that jet forward, underneath the axles. Those will interfere somehow on those models, kinda like your pipe plug.

Are those the post Suburban style units? Like the GT/GTV series and the GT5000 and up? (Post Roper Design)

Alan, I was worried there for a minute. When I first read the title I figured you'd be in the hospital for a while.

Not yet, but I keep trying. So far, I've only managed to get mine in a sling :D
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Posted May 18, 2014 - 07:01 AM

I added a video to the first post of me driving it late last nite. Moving on its own, with the replacement tranny in her.

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Posted May 18, 2014 - 07:22 AM

Glad you had a spare rear Alan!  


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 07:35 AM

Alan, sorry about the rear. Glad you had a spare! 

 

 

Guess it was my fault on no instructions, :smilewink:  I was going to do an article on removal for our Feb/March contest but never got around to it. I have to pull the rears out of both my Sears soon.


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 07:54 AM

Geez, Marty... If I'd know you were working on it, I would've waited.

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Posted May 18, 2014 - 07:54 AM

Great videos! Very similar to the GTV and later GT18 (Roper) tractors as they used the same axle I believe!


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 09:44 AM

Thanks Alan for producing the video.  I am a bit jealous though!  You can get up and down so easy bouncing from side to side. Getting down is the easy part I just fall down, It's getting back up that's the hard part. Trying to get into a position and finding something I can use to help me up is a real PITA! 

 

Glad you had a spare Rear end and was able to get it fixed.  How long did it take you in all?


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 11:14 AM

The family that made that engine hoist, made two of them. Both out of Army Surplus stuff.
Caseguy has the second one and it LITERALLY has the words "Bomb Hoist" on the tag on it's mechanism (larger) and the weight ratings.Are those the post Suburban style units? Like the GT/GTV series and the GT5000 and up? (Post Roper Design)


Very interesting Info on the bomb hoists. And yes to post Roper design.
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Posted May 18, 2014 - 03:00 PM

Thanks Alan for producing the video. I am a bit jealous though! You can get up and down so easy bouncing from side to side. Getting down is the easy part I just fall down, It's getting back up that's the hard part. Trying to get into a position and finding something I can use to help me up is a real PITA!

Glad you had a spare Rear end and was able to get it fixed. How long did it take you in all?

Don't bounce as easy as I used to. That was just a good night.

With video and being careful to be a step ahead of myself, it took about two hours to take it out. I would say anyone who has done something like it before could do it in an hour if you know the steps.

Re installation, it took about two... Mainly because of having to swap the brake pads and the pulley with some very stubborn bolts and nuts involved.
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Posted May 18, 2014 - 03:08 PM

Alan, sorry about the rear. Glad you had a spare! 

 

 

Guess it was my fault on no instructions, :smilewink:  I was going to do an article on removal for our Feb/March contest but never got around to it. I have to pull the rears out of both my Sears soon.

 

Marty, go ahead with the article with still pics.  Would be better for those with slow internet connections.


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