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#1 1964Deere OFFLINE  


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Posted February 24, 2017 - 05:05 PM

On the front mount 48" snowblower I have on my S-16H. We had a wet heavy snow today. And one side locked up and the other didn't. Didn't notice till I backed up and one side was pushing a drift. Now I got all the ice out of it and it will turn with the machine on but will not stay turning if any presssure is applied to that side of the auger. To me it acts just like there is a sheer bolt that is broke but I don't see a sheer bolt on the shaft. How do I fix this? Do I have to open up the gearbox in the center?

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Posted February 24, 2017 - 06:14 PM

Did you check for the manual in our Manuals Section? I agree that it sounds like a shear bolt or a shear key. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted February 24, 2017 - 06:19 PM

There is a shear bolt on the flite auger's [the one that moves the snow to the center of the blower] the shear bolt is about half way between the outside edge and the gear box. There should also be 2 grease zirks on each one. I have a two stage airens blower that I've used for many years. There a heavy built blower. Look on the side that is still doing its job and see if you can see the shear bolt on it,then you'll see where its supposed to be.

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Posted February 24, 2017 - 06:34 PM

Sheer bolt holes probably filled with ice making it hard to locate.
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