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Posted February 03, 2015 - 10:27 AM

Thanks for all the replys. I'll have a little time this evening to check into it. I have a bad feeling it might be the bearing. I do remember hearing a higher pitched chatter when sitting at idle while changing the angel on the plow.

Yesterday was the first time I've spent much time with this tractor.

Usually I use my Simplicity, but loaned it to a buddy with a pregnant wife so he doesnt get stuck in the driveway during the moment of truth.  :)

No good deed goes unpunished. I favor Bolens and AC/Simplicites too. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted February 05, 2015 - 11:21 AM

Here she is waiting for me to have some time.

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 01:38 PM

So I finally got a little shop time today and started to tear into this clutch bearing issue. Am I going to have to drop the front PTO in order to get the drive-shaft out along with the whole clutch assembly? It definitely won't go out the back.



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Posted February 18, 2015 - 04:36 PM

So I finally got a little shop time today and started to tear into this clutch bearing issue. Am I going to have to drop the front PTO in order to get the drive-shaft out along with the whole clutch assembly? It definitely won't go out the back.

 

You dont have to remove the PTO but its much easier if you do


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 06:38 PM

Wasn't as bad as I thought, considering the coooold temps. Go through a lot of fire wood in a couple hours in the shop.

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Bearing was definitely toast.

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Posted February 19, 2015 - 06:42 PM

Yep thats the culprit!



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Posted February 19, 2015 - 08:03 PM

Here are a few pictures of my 1050 when I had it apart last year that may help when you take it apart - should be similar to yours.  Good time to lubricate the needle bearings in the pulley and the splines when you have it apart.

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Posted February 20, 2015 - 09:31 PM

Here are a few pictures of my 1050 when I had it apart last year that may help when you take it apart - should be similar to yours.  Good time to lubricate the needle bearings in the pulley and the splines when you have it apart.

Thank you 29 Chev. for the very detailed pics. That'll help when I go to put it all back together.



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Posted February 27, 2015 - 04:06 PM

Both parts showed up in today's mail, so I hope to start re-assembly sometime tomorrow. :thumbs:



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Posted March 04, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Drive shaft is back in the tractor! I just need to align everything and tighten up all the brackets.



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Posted March 05, 2015 - 07:10 AM

I just happened to notice something on your tractor that looked familiar. And then I noticed your location, so I went poking around in my pictures and found these:

 

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Looks like our two tractors were sold by the same dealer.
 
On another note, do you eat at the Hartville Kitchen from time to time?  Wife and I ate there once some time back and the pies are to die for.  Great food too.

 


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Posted March 09, 2015 - 06:22 PM

 

I just happened to notice something on your tractor that looked familiar. And then I noticed your location, so I went poking around in my pictures and found these:

 

 
 
Looks like our two tractors were sold by the same dealer.
 
On another note, do you eat at the Hartville Kitchen from time to time?  Wife and I ate there once some time back and the pies are to die for.  Great food too.

 

I live ten minutes from The Kitchen. My mother baked pies in that place for 26 years. You bet they're GOOD! :rocker2:

 

Yes that sticker is identical. Small world.

 

We're only a little over an hour away from each other. Howdy Neighbor. It's about time for those Old Buzzards to return to Hinckley ain't it?


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Posted March 17, 2015 - 04:32 PM

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Here she is ready to do business. Finished putting everything back together last evening and took it for a test drive. Clutch works great and everything seems ready to roll.


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Posted March 17, 2015 - 04:37 PM

I want to thank all who helped me chase down the issue, and especially Dr. Bolens who hooked me up with all I needed to make the repair.

 

Thank you!


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Posted March 17, 2015 - 04:39 PM

Glad to hear your up and running!!!






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