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Posted October 19, 2014 - 10:23 PM

Anyone have any ideas on repairing a neglecteds wore out front axle. This is on my Massey 16 but would apply to any cast axle. The kingpin side of the spindle were never greased. Wore the axle holes out pretty good. Any thoughts on what to do? Bad pic but the best I could get without dismantling.

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Posted October 20, 2014 - 12:41 AM

Drill out the hole for a bushing would be my choice. Maybe someone has a donor that they would sell the axle would be another option. 


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Posted October 20, 2014 - 05:45 AM

yup have machine shop bore til it is roun again and either have them make a sleeve to fit or depending on how far they have to go to get the oval out, go to a bearing supply house and see what you can get for a bronze bushing with the ID you need and the OD to match the new hole.


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Posted October 20, 2014 - 06:51 AM

yup have machine shop bore til it is roun again and either have them make a sleeve to fit or depending on how far they have to go to get the oval out, go to a bearing supply house and see what you can get for a bronze bushing with the ID you need and the OD to match the new hole.

I bet if you find another axle, it will be cheaper than this route.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...6 axle&_sacat=0


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Posted October 20, 2014 - 07:22 AM

There is a factory bushing in them, and apparently it's worn down & gone, likely remaining part slipped down inside the larger cavity just below.  Could be the cast part isn't worn away and a new bushing might fit tight.  But you could get a thicker bushing, then ream out the hole for the thicker bushing.  The bigger problem is if the axle spindle is worn.  If so, it's time to source a better spindle.


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Posted October 20, 2014 - 07:23 AM

That's looks un-repairable. You better let me come pick up the tractor and dispose of it for you.  :dancingbanana:  :D

 

Seriously, I'm with the other and would say put some type of bushing in there.


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Posted October 20, 2014 - 08:39 AM

That's looks un-repairable. You better let me come pick up the tractor and dispose of it for you.  :dancingbanana:  :D

 

 

Your just trying to be a help, aren't you?


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Posted October 20, 2014 - 08:41 AM

It can be pretty pricey to get the axle reamed out and a bushing put in. If it already had bushings they are usually pretty cheap but you may need a press to install them. If you need parts contact some of our site sponsors to see if they can help.


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Posted October 20, 2014 - 09:14 AM

Your just trying to be a help, aren't you?

 

anyway I can. I figured this was the best solution for this case  :rocker2:  :bigrofl:


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Posted October 20, 2014 - 12:05 PM

Thanks for the replies. I will pull it apart tonight and investigate more. Hopefully it'll be just r/r bushings. I'm hoping to plow on Nov. 1st.

Oh and I'm sure Marty is just looking at what's best for me :-D

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Posted October 20, 2014 - 02:46 PM


Oh and I'm sure Marty is just looking at what's best for me :-D

Eric

 

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Posted October 20, 2014 - 05:16 PM

I bet if you find another axle, it will be cheaper than this route.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...6 axle&_sacat=0

if it is beyond just knocking out (worn out) original bushings and replacing them, it probably will be. but I thought the OP asked how can THIS ONE be fixed??   there definitely is more than 1 way to deal with most issues.   But you may buy that replacement axle and have the same problem with it!


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Posted November 27, 2014 - 10:17 PM

I found a good complete axle/spindles on eBay. I watched for quite sometime in hopes of finding one closer (high shipping) but finally broke down and bought it. Also, went ahead and got all new wheel bearings. Should have this Massey frontend sitting pretty soon enough.

Eric
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Posted November 28, 2014 - 03:33 AM

I just ordered so 1" ID X 1 3/8" OD  flanged busing from these folks.  I was the only place I could find the bushings in stock instead of waiting 2 to 8 weeks for them to make them.  I will be using them on some 3.5 X 8 inch rims for the front of one of the JD 140H3s so I can use 5.70 X 8 tires to get the snowblower more than 2" off the ground when raised since it has 26X12-12 on the back end.

 

http://www.bronzebushings.com/


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Posted November 28, 2014 - 05:15 PM

I have to order some new bushings for when I start the Massey 14 reassembly. That looks like the place to get them. Ordering seems easy and fair priced. Thanks!

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