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Bolens tiller. Need driveshaft

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#1 brownboystoys OFFLINE  



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Posted January 08, 2015 - 09:57 AM

Hey.Here we go again! Looking for more imposable to find parts. Looking for a driveshaft or any place to get one made for a tiller on a 59 ride a matic. Got what I thought was a deal on a tiller till I realized shaft was missing. Already got the gears in gearbox remade and now for the shaft. been checking with everyone. If anyone has one or access to the parts to make It would be greatly appreciated. The brownboys thank you for any help.

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Posted January 08, 2015 - 10:33 AM

I have a local machine shop that could build you one.  If he had to do the U-joints and all it would be cost prohibitive.  If you had the two U-joints and he just had to build the shaft, not a problem.  Shipping from Iowa to PA could be an issue though.  PM me if interested.



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Posted January 08, 2015 - 02:38 PM

How similar is the Ride-a-Matic tiller shaft compared to the ones used on the tube frames? I have never seen a Ride-a-Matic tiller or how it hooks up. If the u-joints are the same or close enough it might not be hard to fab one up.

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Posted January 08, 2015 - 08:03 PM

There is just one u-joint on the ride-a-matic drive shaft One end is splined and the other has a keyway cut that end goes towards the tiller splined end is gear box side. That is going to be super hard to find as well as making it

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Posted January 08, 2015 - 08:17 PM

What size is the shaft? Could you post pictures of both the splined end of the gear box and other keyed end?

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