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Posted May 27, 2014 - 04:33 PM

I have a guy looking for a rear axle for a D4-7 (same as a T-63 axle). I did not have a spare but did notice one of my D4-7 axles may have started its life as an axle for a D4-10 or another GT.

The early model T-63 and D4-7 axles tips can be cracked or broken and are hard to replace.

Note at the bottom of the picture you will see the tip of a screw driver that points to the milled down axle for the D4-7. The two larger diameter axles on left are for the D4-10 tractors. The smaller diameter axles on the right are for the T-63 and D4-7 tractors.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1401226361.898077.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1401226379.702166.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1401226391.990837.jpg

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Posted May 28, 2014 - 06:25 AM

That's quite a collection of axles. It doesn't look like the BH tractors used a Peerless rear end. Who made the rear end on those, or did they make them in house?


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Posted May 28, 2014 - 06:38 AM

Brian the transaxles were made "in house". I think they had company's make/caste the parts, but were assembled in the BH factory.

 

Arrow made the ring and pinion gears (and I think they made gears for the rotary mowers as well). So far we have not found any other make of tractors we can steal parts from for these transaxles.

 

I should have shown the last two axles on the right are broken/cracked axles. Will take that picture as well.


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Posted May 28, 2014 - 07:53 AM

Scott, that machined axle should also have a deep woodruff keyway on the side we can't see??  If there isn't the remnants of a keyway, then it would have had to have been done at the factory, before the woodruff slots were cut.


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Posted May 28, 2014 - 10:14 AM

Brian the transaxles were made "in house". I think they had company's make/caste the parts, but were assembled in the BH factory.

 

Arrow made the ring and pinion gears (and I think they made gears for the rotary mowers as well). So far we have not found any other make of tractors we can steal parts from for these transaxles.

 

I should have shown the last two axles on the right are broken/cracked axles. Will take that picture as well.

 

 

That's interesting that they rolled their own transmissions when many major players were using Peerless.



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Posted May 28, 2014 - 10:29 AM

They did have a series of tractors that came with a peerless transmission and were belt driven.

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Posted May 28, 2014 - 10:38 AM

They did have a series of tractors that came with a peerless transmission and were belt driven.

 

Yes, the V series had a Peerless 2300 series transaxle.  I used parts from a John Deere 110 transaxle to repair my V4-6 transaxle.



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Posted July 11, 2014 - 09:22 PM

Learned something tonight. I was working on a T-63 rear end and on one side, the bearings were not mating up to the cup- the axle seemed to be hitting something and stopping. Other side worked fine. Pulled the axles to compare and sure enough they were different- not sure which one went to what transaxle since they supposed to be the same- the punch at the bottom points to where the differences are in these axles.

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