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Early to late model front PTO tube swap


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#1 TrukTruk OFFLINE  

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Posted October 15, 2015 - 02:42 AM

Working on a gt19 (early model so says the diagrams ive been looking at) and went ahead and ordered the front PTO tube and matching anti-pivot plate for the late models pretty much hoping it will work. Was curious if anyone else has done this kind of swap with any success or If im in for a lot of tinkering to get things to fit.


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Posted October 25, 2015 - 02:14 PM

UPDATE: Swap over was successful without  a college degree!

 

My GT19 is an early model and I had found that the front bearing flange of my front PTO was broken ( Item 6 in this diagram http://www.arienspar...Models/162/3082)

 

SO I ordered the late model Front bearing flange, Tube Assy and Anti-Pivot plate (Items #13, #1 and #40 here http://www.arienspar...Models/162/3087) along with new bearings.The late model bearing flange is absolutely necessary as it is thinner than the early model, the Anti-Pivot plate makes up the difference.  

All parts plopped right into place, with the exception of having to cut away a small tab in the Rear bearing flange that was the anti-rotation aspect of the early model Tube.

 

 

The late models design is far more "beefy" and I believe a direct result of these early model flanges failing and allowing the tube to rotate with the front axle/causing abnormal loads to the PTO shaft. Along with new bearings the PTO now engages like grass through a goose and whisper quiet.


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