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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted September 08, 2016 - 10:51 AM

I have been trying to figure out why the PTO u-joint near the tractor was rubbing the frame since I got this thing. I finally found the problem. The PTO pivot bushings are toast. Luckily they are a 1" OD X 3/4" ID flanged bushing bushing and easily found. Here's some pics for you guys.

This is where it has been beating the daylights out of the frame when I used the float setting for the deck.

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And a little later, I had the shaft out and could see where the issue is.

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That makes me happy as a new PTO Pivot assembly is nearly $300!


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 11:18 AM

I bet that sounded good!  :(


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 12:43 PM

good work Kenney finding the problem and the solution to the problem. Thank for the pictures


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 01:09 PM

Slight vibration


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 01:50 PM

Slight vibration

That's what you felt when the deck went down into a low area. Been doing it for some time, just couldn't figure it out. I was looking at it again as I had put one new bolt in and it was smacking it real hard. Leaned in to look at the pivot mechanism and leaned on the handle. It moved back wards a ways and I saw all the wear in the bushings. The shafts have some wear, but I think it will be okay.

I took this pic so I would have a reference for how this shaft is set up. And the second one is of the three worst bushings. One looks like a replacement, but not flanged.

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Now I'm waiting for funds to fix it.


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 02:28 PM

Kind of wallered out


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Posted September 08, 2016 - 07:54 PM

Yep, that would do it!

Couple bucks at any Ace Hardware, or Farm/Auto store, and back in business!

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Posted September 14, 2016 - 06:09 PM

Got the bushings today and after 4 attempts, got the shaft back in place. So far so good!



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Posted September 14, 2016 - 06:55 PM

Must have been a little loud when it was hitting!  Glad it was cheap & easy to repair!  :dancingbanana:


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Posted September 16, 2016 - 05:14 PM

Yes it was loud! Been doing it for a while, eating a little at a time. Just took a bit to figure out what was wrong.


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