Thanks for accepting me, as one of you. I was referred here from a member of another site.
The problem area I'm having can be seen on the parts diagram, in the rear PTO group. Bearing, shown as part #45 on the diagram wears out quickly and all heck breaks loose. (this drives the rear-PTO shaft for my tiller attachment) I shut the machine off, and tear it down, only to find the same issue. The first time, I had to replace part #38, the shaft itself. OUCH!! At first I thought the bearing may fit too loosely, but it actually fits as it should.
The second time, the damage was only to the bearing, #45 and a seal. It happened again, and I have not tore into it yet. The most recent problem was following a total of 10 hours of use.
it from re-occuring.
I'll ad the diagram, and a picture of the tear down, so it may help you to help me.