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#16 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted May 18, 2014 - 05:08 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.

Go ahead with the article! Some of us like still pics instead of videos! I had to get the laptop to watch this one!


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 12:44 AM

We must've done something right as this machine spent today doing heavy yard patrol. Three hours straight and not one issue. Did quite a bit of first time mowing too (brush hoggin') as its been to wet to get to it before this. This thing is a grass eating machine.
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Posted May 19, 2014 - 09:05 AM

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

 

 

Good thing you wnet ahead, you might be waiting for awhile LOL. I will probably end up doing it when I finally run through the fence or hit something HAHA

 

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

Go ahead with the article! Some of us like still pics instead of videos! I had to get the laptop to watch this one!

 

I will still do a write up with stills. Just gotta find a few hours to actually do it.

Had my restore tractor rear out enough times, should be able to do it with my eyes closed!


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 01:45 PM

Glad to hear ya had a spare.  Real interested to know what happened in the old trans - might be worth splitting it to find out, and to save the rest of the parts for when ya don't have a spare on hand and something else blows up.


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Posted May 26, 2014 - 02:44 PM

Glad to hear ya had a spare. Real interested to know what happened in the old trans - might be worth splitting it to find out, and to save the rest of the parts for when ya don't have a spare on hand and something else blows up.

Well, I got time to do my "Alien Autopsy" and see what I could find.
I was expecting catastrophic destruction towards the input end of things. When I got it apart, I could find nothing wrong. I went over it and over it.
Symptoms: unit would "groan" occasionally when it was still working.
Never had it under any more load than pulling another tractor around once and mowing.
It slipped twice during use before movement ceased.
It just quit going forward. It would go backwards for 10 feet, then that stopped too.
When it went bad, the brakes stopped working.

Here is the unit upon opening. Not much wear and tear, pretty clean.
I looked all over, no visible breaks, no broken teeth.
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Finally found it, I had to lock up both axels and turn the input to see where the slip was... And it was in the spider area, but nothing was broken.
All the gears were turning, but one shaft would slip.
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Grrr. Lets hear it for quality control.
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So, I put my meager welding skills to work and it works like a charm.
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Posted May 26, 2014 - 04:30 PM

Glad it wasn't catastrophic.  Hope the welding didn't remove too much temper from the gear.  That weld should hold, or at least better than the original..


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Posted May 26, 2014 - 06:16 PM

Glad it wasn't catastrophic.  Hope the welding didn't remove too much temper from the gear.  That weld should hold, or at least better than the original..


I thought about the temper, but decided that it was either this or junk. It is an extra spare that I more or less fixed to see if I could.
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Posted May 26, 2014 - 06:30 PM

Well if the new one gives up you all ready have a spare so we will see how fast you change it out! :smilewink:  :poke:


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Posted May 26, 2014 - 10:27 PM

Good weld Alan, or should I say you do beautiful grinder work lol.

As for removing temper, success always removes my temper too lol.
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Posted May 27, 2014 - 03:42 PM

Excellent.  Knew it had to be something "simple". :)


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Posted June 14, 2015 - 07:57 AM

Man Down, Man Down.
Was mowing and the tractor stopped moving. (see a common thread here? LOL)
Turns out it was a good thing we repaired that old tranny.

Here's why it stopped moving.
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And the collateral damage: hub of the pulley and the missing bearing cap on the other side. Now the shaft slides in and out and wobbles abound.
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It's back together with its original tranny, she's a runner again.
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Posted June 14, 2015 - 09:24 AM

Glad you had that ready to go back in!



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Posted June 14, 2015 - 09:51 AM

That tractor has AB- oil type, and your tranny swap had O oil type. Bet you won't make that mistake again. :poke:

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Posted June 14, 2015 - 11:12 AM

"let's hear it for quality control". How many decades did it last before cracking??

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Posted June 14, 2015 - 12:19 PM

Alan, that was a great fix. sorry you had to have a practice run at first but experience is a great teacher.  Hope it stays fixed for a long time!






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