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#16 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted January 04, 2017 - 05:55 AM

Glad it was that simple!


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Posted January 08, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Really wouldn't call it simple, while I was in there I went ahead and replaced the inner and outer bushings, outer seals and the cover gasget. The rear end itself was full dirt as the bolts holding the everything together were loose to finger tight. The whole job took the good part of an afternoon but requires no special tools. The only thing stopping me from a test of it's function are a broken fuel pump and no steering wheel.

 

 

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Posted January 09, 2017 - 05:46 AM

Didn't realize you went that far!


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Posted January 09, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Had to do it, both axle seals were pushed out most likely by the ice and I figured that while I had it apart the bushings may as well get changed as it is not a hard thing to do at all with simple tools. I used a piece of 3/4 black pipe to knock out the bushings and a large clamp to put the new ones in.The outer axle bushings and seals were easily installed with the aid of an old bushing and a dead blow hammer.The brake drum is held in with an internal snap ring and a good smack forces it right out. Be careful not to lose the woodruff key that holds the gear to the shaft.  Sorry I didn't take pictures of the whole process but from now on I will document everything.


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Posted March 05, 2017 - 01:20 AM

The old 646 is about to go on its first test run and I thought I had better check out the rough turning front tires on the girl and here's what I discovered. I think someone forgot to do any maintaining of this tractor, ever.

 

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Darn good thing I have a big old press, these were a serious pain to take apart.


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Posted March 05, 2017 - 09:49 AM

Kind of makes you wonder if they knew what a grease zerk was. Hopefully they took care of the front axle pin.



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Posted March 08, 2017 - 06:38 PM

Not sure what year your tractor is, but the older units are known to occasionally break bolts in the rear end. It will get stuck between the gears and housing and bust a hole in your transaxle. It is recommended the bolts are replaced with new grade 9 bolts. The transaxle are easily repaired as they are cast steel, not iron. I couldn't tell you myself exactly which bolts they are as I've never owned an older model. A search should provide the information you need.
These tractors are brutes and will out lift anything in its class. With the recommended 800 pounds of counterweight hanging on the back they have been known to lift 1,000 lbs.

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Posted May 19, 2017 - 08:29 PM

Wow. It looks like you got lucky with all that ice.that could have been much worse.keep the pics comin.




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