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Posted April 27, 2011 - 07:46 PM

While attempting to put Ryan's Sleeve hitch lift handle in another hole to give him more "Lift" on the plow, we discovered a crack in the axle housing. I'm probably going to pull an all-nighter to fix this, but how to get the hubs off and why is his hub splined and the service manual shows keyed?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 07:59 PM

That just flat out SUCKS! Sorry for your troubles and hope that you get it fixed up quick!

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 08:20 PM

I don't know why the hubs would show keyed in the service manual but they are all splined. A 3 jaw puller and some heat would be your best bet along with some pb blaster. I can bring my MF12 along and Ryan is more then welcome to use it so you don't have to pull an all nighter. If you need a housing I have a good housing I can bring with me on Saturday too.
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Posted April 27, 2011 - 08:25 PM

That crack has likely been there for years & most likely wouldn't get worse on plow day. Where is this crack?

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 08:26 PM

I have an extra rear end, just hope they all come apart.

If I have problems, he'll be using my Craftsman. I have a disappointed young man right now, but Dad's trying to make it better. Leaving for a nicer garage now, wish me luck & I'll report in later (I hope).

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 08:28 PM

That crack has likely been there for years & most likely wouldn't get worse on plow day. Where is this crack?


Right next to the tranny. It does look to be old, but it's about 3/4 the way around.

If I can't get the hub off, I may get creative with a splint, gotta get a better look at it first.

I'll take the camera if I can make time to use it.

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 08:40 PM

Sorry to hear that Alan hope you get it fixed asap for the boy.

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 08:44 PM

Ouch...3/4 around IS a lot!

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 10:31 PM

Wow, that sucks Alan, hope you have it fixed by plow day. I have been working as much as I can to finish the Caterpillar for the plow day. Got the 444 ready to go with the new steering wheel on it, so good enough. Good luck.

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 11:48 PM

Sorry to learn of your problems Alan. Hopefully things will work out and Ryan will plow with the Massey on Saturday. Hope to see all of you then.

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Posted April 28, 2011 - 02:18 AM

Well, I'm back home & it's on wheels. Thanks for the replies & well wishes.
At some point, I'll have to replace the bearing in the replacement housing, it's OK for the weekend... may be OK for 10 yrs for all I know, just think it ought to be replaced.

Anyways, on to the repair. It was cracked, no doubt.
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And it's been broke a good, long time.
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The shiny areas in the break are where it's been working back & forth while in use.
The only things holding this together was the 2 frame bolts.
The hub fought us but good. Heat & the biggest puller we had. Ran the puller with the impact. Ended up using the hub from the donor as I buggered up the splines a little on the original. It's a good fit, so I'm not worried on that one.

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Posted April 28, 2011 - 05:09 AM

Sorry to here about that Alan.

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Posted April 28, 2011 - 05:20 AM

Good thing to have parts on hand. That has been cracked for quite a while.

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Posted April 28, 2011 - 05:30 AM

That is one heck of a crack. I can't believe it lasted as long as it did. Glad you got it fixed up. :thumbs:

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Posted April 28, 2011 - 06:44 AM

Wow, that was a quick repair.
Ibet you made the young lad happy.:thumbs:




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