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#1 red79 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 22, 2014 - 05:20 PM

Hello all. I'm new to the forum (was directed here by OldBuzzard) and new to old garden tractors (just picked up a nice G10). I'm wanting to ensure my end play adjustment is where it needs to be, but I'm in need of clarification. I looked at the service manual, but did not find any clear instructions on how to adjust end-play. Then I looked to the owners manual which was a bit more helpful, but it said something about turning the wheels until they bind. Can anybody here elaborate on that? I'm not sure that means I'm feeling for the transmission to bind or whether I'm feeling for the hub sleeve binding with the axle (I.e. a snug fit). Any help would be awesome.

As of right now, I know that I need to adjust the left wheel castle nut first (until hand tight), followed by the mystery bind test, followed by snugging up the right wheel castle nut and repeating the bind test before replacing the cotter pin.

Thanks guys, I look forward to having this forum as a resource in the future!
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Posted July 22, 2014 - 05:32 PM

Welcome to GTtalk.  I'm sure someone will be along soon that can help you out.


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 05:45 PM

The adjustment needs to be done with both rear wheels in the air.

Here's the service bulletin that explains the procedure:

 

http://gardentractor...lay-adjustment/


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 06:18 PM

:welcome:

 

Good to see you here. :thumbs:


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 07:03 PM

Welcome!
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Posted July 23, 2014 - 05:59 AM

Welcome to GTT. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 06:21 AM

Welcome to the forum and best of luck with the G10.


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 10:04 AM

WELCOME!


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 10:32 AM

:welcometogttalk: :wewantpics:


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 05:06 PM

Welcome, red79. Good luck with that G-10 and good luck with all of us nut cases that owns Bolens' as well. :shoot2: :dancingbanana: :worshippy1: :firejumper: :rocker2:

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I bet OB didn't mention that to you. :smilewink:



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Posted July 23, 2014 - 08:12 PM

Thanks everybody, I appreciate the welcomes. I ended up making the endplay adjustment and I don't think it was out. Not to worry because it gave me something to wrench on after work and I'm a big proponent of preventative maintenance anyway. I'm attempting to attach photos of the 'ol girl with this post, but please forgive me if I screw it up like the noob I am around here.

Also, my thought is that I'll make this machine a pusher and puller because I don't see myself paying $200 for the u joint to bring the PTO back to functionality. I'll mainly be pushing snow and pulling trailers. Does anyone have experience with using this basic setup for such purposes? Is it a pretty strong snow pusher?

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Posted July 23, 2014 - 08:23 PM

Thanks everybody, I appreciate the welcomes. I ended up making the endplay adjustment and I don't think it was out. Not to worry because it gave me something to wrench on after work and I'm a big proponent of preventative maintenance anyway. I'm attempting to attach photos of the 'ol girl with this post, but please forgive me if I screw it up like the noob I am around here.

Also, my thought is that I'll make this machine a pusher and puller because I don't see myself paying $200 for the u joint to bring the PTO back to functionality. I'll mainly be pushing snow and pulling trailers. Does anyone have experience with using this basic setup for such purposes? Is it a pretty strong snow pusher?

These are real garden tractors, made for pulling and pushing. Grass cutting was a bonus. If you can see my avatar pic that is a 1053 pulling a 5 x 8 trailer w/double ramp tailgate pulling a load of split firewood. About 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cords on there. And I have plowed snow, pushed dirt, etc.

So you'll be just fine. Now,what is that part you need for a mower deck?



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Posted July 23, 2014 - 08:43 PM

Thanks MyBolens1053. The part I need is the u-joint that connects the 15 or 16 spline (I forget which it is) PTO shaft to the shafts that drive the implements. I saw it on Sam's Bolens for about $200. I also need the PTO idler pulley which is cheap and easy to find, so no problem there. The other part I'm worried about locating is the belt guide for the lower PTO pulley. So rather than spend a fortune, I'm thinking I'll just use the tractor without fixing the PTO. Then again, some of the folks on here may be able to direct me to reasonably priced parts so I can get to blow snow instead of just push it.

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Posted July 23, 2014 - 08:52 PM

Welcome to the Forum!

If your on a budget used U-joints can be easily located!

There's still a few NOS ones kicking around and I have things inline to reproduce them but for now used and NOS are plentiful so there is no need for production at this time.

 

Again, belt guides can be bought new or used for a reasonable amount.

 

I do stock the idlers if you need them give me a shout.

 

 

These are well built tractors and if properly cared for will last a lifetime. Parts are readily available in most cases so dont be fooled by others saying they are NLA :thumbs:

If you have any other questions along the way we are here to help!



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Posted July 24, 2014 - 08:30 PM

Those u-joints pop up on eBay fairly often.




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