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#1 bbuckler OFFLINE  

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Posted March 16, 2017 - 01:28 PM

Any tips on doing it? I bought the bearings awhile back but now I need to install them. It's a 42 " sears deck.


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Posted March 16, 2017 - 01:53 PM

Kinda vague on what we are working with ...SO......vague answer....Put them in! :smilewink:



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Posted March 16, 2017 - 01:57 PM

Kinda vague on what we are working with ...SO......vague answer....Put them in! :smilewink:

I edited the post.



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Posted March 16, 2017 - 02:00 PM

Sears made more than one 42" deck, I think.


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Posted March 16, 2017 - 02:00 PM

If they are grease able bearings, make sure the open side is facing in. My 637 deck had them out and it sounds BAAAD. We replaced the bearings soon after we got it.


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Posted March 16, 2017 - 02:17 PM

I think Larry rebuilt the deck on his Roper, if I remember, he had a grand old time getting it apart.


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Posted March 16, 2017 - 02:26 PM

This is a great project to justify a press. Use the right press with safety equipment and it should be easy. PB Blaster and a little bit of torch are your friends. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted March 16, 2017 - 03:05 PM

Yep your going to need a Press to get them back together or a chunk of heavy wall pipe that Just fits over the spindle shaft and a 3lb hammer lol.

 

Did you get new seals for them? Or do you plan on using sealed bearings and remove 1 seal on each bearing? I'm interested in what bearings and seals you got. The Seals I found for my 42" sears deck cost almost twice as much as the bearings. Luckily I only had to do the center spindles. 


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Posted March 16, 2017 - 03:05 PM

I went ahead and ordered new blades and idler pulley.



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Posted March 16, 2017 - 03:08 PM

Yep, broke my vice, and bent my bearing puller. Mine had 3 set screws each, several had to be drilled out. The pulley work starts here for your review. http://gardentractor...78-roper/page-8


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Posted March 16, 2017 - 05:34 PM

  OA torch is your friend for this. Not for cutting, for heating. If the bolts that attach the mandrels to the deck are threaded in the mandrel, heat the area around each bolt and it will come out without twisting off. Heat the area around the pulley setscrews to get them loose. Don't be timid about using antiseize on all threaded components on reassembly. It might be you next time!!

                                              Mike



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Posted March 16, 2017 - 07:31 PM

Yep, broke my vice, and bent my bearing puller. Mine had 3 set screws each, several had to be drilled out. The pulley work starts here for your review. http://gardentractor...78-roper/page-8

You are going to dislike me but all my set screws came out easy.


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Posted March 16, 2017 - 08:08 PM

Cool deal. Still have to pull the pulleys and bearings. Keep us posted.



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Posted March 16, 2017 - 08:09 PM

I will pull the pulleys tomorrow.

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Posted March 16, 2017 - 08:49 PM

 Did you pull the set screws all the way out and check the holes. Some times people use 2 set screws in each hole, the second set screw just tight enough to keep the first from backing out. I started my deck rebuild last fall and got side tracked. Temps may get high enough to try painting again soon. Don  


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