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#1 shorty ONLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2016 - 03:36 PM

Watching junior finish mowing the back yard.
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Two seconds later I notice smoke. As I ran towards him the smoke was getting heavier. About the time I got to him, he noticed the smoke and shut things down and bailed. The hair pin on the mower drive shaft disappeared and the coupler slid front. A bolt came loose on the bearing holder and the other side broke off.
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It was hot enough to cook the grease out of the front u-joint.
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Posted October 22, 2016 - 04:18 PM

Damn! Hopefully you can get the new bearing assembly without too much hassle.


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Posted October 22, 2016 - 09:08 PM

I didn't get to take it apart yet to see how much is damaged. This shaft runs through the axle to make things interesting. Hoping that the pto shaft and the axle tube are ok.
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Posted October 22, 2016 - 09:25 PM

Looking at the first pic again it looks like a little haze in the front. Scary part is, if I had not stopped to take the photo, I would not have seen it until mini me came to tell me.

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Posted October 23, 2016 - 06:29 AM

Glad you got that early.
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Posted October 23, 2016 - 06:49 AM

Damn! Hopefully you can get the new bearing assembly without too much hassle.


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New parts might double the value of the tractor though.😏😏
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Posted October 23, 2016 - 07:16 AM

Glad you got that early.

I do believe in Divine intervention. Even in small things.
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Posted October 23, 2016 - 08:18 AM

Wow! Hope it comes apart easily!


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Posted October 23, 2016 - 01:14 PM

What a view!!

Good thing you got things under control before a fire started. Nothing like hot shards of metal to get a grass fire going.
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Posted October 23, 2016 - 03:16 PM

What a view!!

Good thing you got things under control before a fire started. Nothing like hot shards of metal to get a grass fire going.

We enjoy the view a lot. We are on a small ridge so our view goes far. Actually in that pic my son is about 20' lower than me.
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Posted October 24, 2016 - 09:20 AM

Part of my yearly service is to remove the front belts and spin/feel the PTO by hand to check bearing condition.  When something goes in that PTO, it gets ugly real quick.  The parts aren't cheap either.  Be glad you caught it when you did.


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Posted October 31, 2016 - 05:56 AM

I thought I had an easy solution to all the parts needed. A tractor pops up on CL with engine trouble. Just what I could use, of course no answer to my inquiry. It would have provided every thing needed to get two tractors operating again.

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Posted October 31, 2016 - 05:18 PM

tractors like that seem to be plentiful out that way..... won't be long and another one will come up.


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Posted October 31, 2016 - 07:17 PM

Yup, it's called learning patience.





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