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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted March 14, 2015 - 08:25 AM

The DB 600 doesn't use " clicker hubs " like most ( only one of my 4 )  it uses an automotive type differential with a lever to lock the differential  in , where as the others used a solid axle and to make a turn one wheel freewheels forward faster then the other " click , click  , there was a reverse option/standard on some of those also but never had one myself . The 600 has two different hubs one larger then the other both adjustable along the axle with a pinch bolt and keyway to secure them    From years of use the smaller hub wouldn't stay on the axle where I clamped it so I tried tighten very tight and you guessed it broke it ,,, :wallbanging: :wallbanging: :wallbanging:  

A fellow at work who was a certified welder is going to repair it for me . After checking the axle it's goes from 1.123" in a spot where the hub never rode to 1.117"  towards the high use areas . Then the hub's bore is worn going from 1.127"  to 1.132 "  I'm not sure that even after he welds it the hub will tighten enough so I'm trying to think of options just in case . 

I could braze a little on the outer ends of the hub and file so it just slides any where on the shaft ,or drill and tap  2 holes in line of the key which might be the best because it would be putting pressure 90* from the pinch bolt . The only drawback would be three things to loosen when moving the axle to a different position . Any ideas would be appreciated , thanks Al

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Posted March 14, 2015 - 08:35 AM

I forgot to mention this must have been changed at some point it's gold in color , the rest of the tractor is red . I'm guessing this is has been a problem before



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Posted March 14, 2015 - 12:18 PM

Maybe you could do this to the shaft:

 


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Posted March 14, 2015 - 03:19 PM

Pretty nice work on that shaft ! I hope mine doesn't come to that but nice to know the shaft could be repaired
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Posted March 15, 2015 - 05:07 AM

Here's an option.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item234cf09693


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 05:29 AM

The link is broken, just brings you back here.



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Posted March 15, 2015 - 05:46 AM

  It's set of hubs for a Suburban on Ebay. They may also work on the walk behind.

Antique Sears Surburban David Bradley rear wheel hubs. 1959 1960

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Posted March 15, 2015 - 11:50 AM

  It's set of hubs for a Suburban on Ebay. They may also work on the walk behind.

Antique Sears Surburban David Bradley rear wheel hubs. 1959 1960

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well they would fit the axil, but not the rims, as the 16" wheel has a different bolt pattern than the 12" one does. I've taken the hubs off the Suburban and installed ones from a walker to get the ground clearance up higher.


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 06:34 PM

Would there be enough material to drill to my bolt pattern ?
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Posted March 15, 2015 - 09:42 PM

Would there be enough material to drill to my bolt pattern ?

ive never tried it, as I don't alter many DB items, just switch them from one tractor to another. Not really thinking it would work, but it might


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Posted April 01, 2015 - 07:33 PM

A fellow at work who was welded most of his life repair the hub for me last week , finely got around to dress the welds and paint . .I drilled and taped  2 holes for set screws to lock the into the key . It will make moving the hub on the shaft an extra step but this way I'll know it's not going to move .

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