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#1 bprzyw OFFLINE  

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Posted December 30, 2016 - 11:56 AM

My hydro input shaft is worn like so many others out there. Was wondering what the best solution was. I can weld it up, but have no way to turn it down to the 7/8" size and rekey it. Then I was wondering about the shape of the slippers on the inside, and the ring. Is it easier to ship it somewhere and have it done? If so, does someone have any idea where, and possible cost? This is really the only issue holding me up from finishing up the tractor.

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Posted December 30, 2016 - 12:18 PM

I used a Speedi Sleeve on my MF 12 Sundstrand tranny. It worked out well installing it. I haven't put it back together to see if it still leaks but I'm sure it should be ok. This is a long thread so go to page #95 to see what I done. Hope this helps.

http://gardentractor...e-7#entry562360


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Posted December 30, 2016 - 12:53 PM

Contact this guy Don Duff in NC,I have heard alot of good things about his work (336)874-7730,tell him Rick from Pa sent the info along


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Posted December 30, 2016 - 01:12 PM

I made a stainless steel shim for mine to tighten it up.


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Posted December 30, 2016 - 06:51 PM

Don Duff has done a few Eaton 12's for me and his work is top notch. I had the same problem with one of my Eaton and I had it built up with weld and machined. It turned out good but it was so long ago I don't remember what it cost. Please let us know what your fix is in the end.


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Posted January 05, 2017 - 02:45 PM

Sure will. I contacted Pete thru email, I'll be calling him soon.

Rick, told him you gave me the info, he was pleased. :D


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Posted January 06, 2017 - 09:01 AM

Talked to Pete Sr. yesterday afternoon. They take your rotor, cam ring, and slippers and ship you a new assembly with your used slippers. He explained that they send out your rotor to have the input shaft removed and bored out which is then replaced with a new input shaft 1/4" longer than the original, which is then welded underwater to prevent the input bearing surface from losing its hardness causing other issues. So he requires your damaged rotor, and cam ring. This way he always has one on the shelf. $350.00 ea plus shipping. He is a very informative person, and kind.


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Posted January 07, 2017 - 05:56 AM

If you don't check your mail box I will not be able to help you.


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Posted January 09, 2017 - 01:40 PM

Well, I've got some Alvin Lab-Metal laying around. Might as well put it to good use and build up my input shaft. Once dry and hardened, should be great to work it down to the 7/8" I need to correct any wobble in the drive line. This is great stuff to use. I have used it many times before with 100% success. Hardens to steel like material, and I have not had it wear at all, even used it to rebuild teeth on gears in transmissions.

Something to try.


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Posted January 09, 2017 - 04:55 PM

I have been contemplating getting some of that! Good to find someone that has used it before with success.


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Posted January 12, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Well, I've got some Alvin Lab-Metal laying around. Might as well put it to good use and build up my input shaft. Once dry and hardened, should be great to work it down to the 7/8" I need to correct any wobble in the drive line. This is great stuff to use. I have used it many times before with 100% success. Hardens to steel like material, and I have not had it wear at all, even used it to rebuild teeth on gears in transmissions.

Something to try.

 

I would like to know more about this,,  Lab-Metal ..   Never heard of it..  Is it simular to J B-weld.???


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Posted January 12, 2017 - 11:07 AM

I would like to know more about this,,  Lab-Metal ..   Never heard of it..  Is it simular to J B-weld.???

You can read about it here.


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Posted January 12, 2017 - 01:04 PM

That looks like something I need in my tool box.



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Posted January 12, 2017 - 01:25 PM

That looks like something I need in my tool box.

I plan to give it a try. Fastenal sells it here.



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Posted January 12, 2017 - 01:32 PM

I think you guys would like it. Pretty neat stuff. I have the solvent too. The solvent is used to clean and prep the surface you are repairing, also use to thin out the lab-metal if it needs to be. You can machine it, grind it, thread it, whatever. I'm not a salesman!! LOL nor do I have stock in this company!!! I also use their weld thru primer, and stove paint.


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