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#1 29 Chev ONLINE  

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Posted February 18, 2016 - 01:58 PM

Was blowing snow last Saturday with my homemade two stage blower that I had recently modified to try and simplify the fan speed reduction and things did not end well. With the modification I had done http://gardentractor...uction-upgrade/  I had created an angled PTO which was possibly too steep and as a result the PTO shaft came off the blower, whipped and broke the end of the splined shaft off the front of the PTO on my 1050.  I have put the PTO off my other 1050 on and hooked up the backup snow caster until I figure out how to reduce the angle of the snow blower PTO shaft.

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Posted February 18, 2016 - 02:19 PM

Ouch! That looks painful

 

Hope you can find another shaft


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Posted February 18, 2016 - 03:15 PM

Hope your alright.


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Posted February 18, 2016 - 03:47 PM

Stew,that's pretty ugly,how's the snow caster look
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Posted February 18, 2016 - 04:31 PM

   will any tubeframe pto work ?  I have a front pto for a bolens 750 here I have not use for.  you want it it is yours just pay the ship.

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Posted February 18, 2016 - 05:07 PM

I don't think jb weld is going to fix that one
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Posted February 18, 2016 - 05:28 PM

Whoops!


Edited by wilberj, February 18, 2016 - 05:29 PM.

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Posted February 18, 2016 - 07:02 PM

Ouch! That looks painful

 

Hope you can find another shaft

It hurt my pride more than anything - I believe there is one on its way to me in the mail

 

 

Hope your alright.

I am fine except for my pride

 

 

Stew,that's pretty ugly,how's the snow caster look

The snow blower is ok other than I have to come up with a new modification to reduce the angle the shaft works on.  Now you know why I needed another shaft - hopefully it will show up next week and by then I will have started on the modifications as I think I have come up with a plan

 

   will any tubeframe pto work ?  I have a front pto for a bolens 750 here I have not use for.  you want it it is yours just pay the ship.

                                                                                                                                                                         Pete

 

I believe the 750 is different as it uses a keyway instead of a spline inside the pulley and the shaft is shorter as they only use one belt  - thanks for the offer.

 

I don't think jb weld is going to fix that one

 

It would be optimistic to think JB weld would stand up in that application.  I will probably try welding the broken piece back on someday when it warms up and see what happens - worst case scenario it would break again.   

 

Whoops!

 

 That was one of the words I used when it happened.


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Posted February 18, 2016 - 07:36 PM

Good luck getting her fixed up, luckily you had another PTO you could "borrow".
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Posted February 18, 2016 - 07:41 PM

I bet you would never have this trouble with a Murray.


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Posted February 18, 2016 - 07:43 PM

I bet you would never have this trouble with a Murray.

 

Whats a Murray?  ........:poke:


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Posted February 18, 2016 - 08:03 PM

I bet you would never have this trouble with a Murray.

Perhaps not but would Murray move as much snow in an hour as a Bolens on a very cold day (-3 degrees F when that happened) for little pay other than a couple of shots (of grease) and a tank of gas?


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Posted February 18, 2016 - 08:07 PM

That's nasty. Sorry to see that. Hope you can get a part.

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Posted February 18, 2016 - 09:22 PM

Is that spline the same as a rear pto on a farm tractor.?

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Posted February 18, 2016 - 09:29 PM

Is that spline the same as a rear pto on a farm tractor.?

Noel

No I don't believe so.  It is a six spline with an O.D. of .750" if memory serves me correctly.  I repaired the splines in the U joint yoke that attaches to it a couple of years ago.  http://gardentractor...s-tube-fra-r204


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