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#1 plab OFFLINE  

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Posted July 14, 2011 - 09:00 PM

Ok so I have my GT 20 back together, now I've turned my attention to my attachments.
on my blower the u joint is shot but my question ? the male part of the drive shaft for mower , is that also used for the blower ? maybe I got something missing . a photo of someone's setup would be heplful

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Posted July 15, 2011 - 09:44 AM

I'm pretty sure they are not interchangeable. I recall accidentally getting them mixed up and it didn't work. I think the male end on the mower u-joint is longer than the male end on the blower u-joint, which create a clearance problem.

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Posted July 20, 2011 - 10:04 PM

IMG_3168.jpg The snowblower has a smaller(shorter) driveshaft than the deck.I didn't have a driveshaft for my blower. The local big truck parts
shop made a pto shaft for me.

They used a
Neapco 10-5366 1" 15 spline quick connect,
Neapco 10-5129 3/4x7/8 rect. yoke,
Neapco 1-0170(spicer 5-170x) u-joint,
plus a 3/4x7/8 shaft.

Roughly 1/4 was removed from the new yoke and the original slide that was reused to have enough
clearance when raised. What I did was take the parts put them
together and shortened both pieces until there was enough clearance
and then had them weld the shaft into the yoke. Parts and labor were around $75.00.

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Edited by jjkrjh, July 21, 2011 - 07:41 PM.
made part numbers easier to read


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Posted July 21, 2011 - 05:14 PM

75 bucks ! wow how long ago was that ? I wonder if they would build me one ?

thanks for the pictures that's a great help plab

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Posted July 21, 2011 - 07:34 PM

It was recently, about a year ago. It was for the male end only of the slip yoke, the female end was still on the blower. A lot of the big truck shops, driveshaft shops should be able to make you one fairly cheap. It is a fairly common size shaft for pto's on big trucks. This is a larger u-joint/yoke than was originally on the blower. I trial fitted the pieces together, had to trim roughly 1/4 from the new yoke on the shaft side, and also 1/4 from the original slip yoke on the blower. The shaft is then pressed into the yoke and welded. When the blower is raised all the way up is when it is closest for the shafts to butt together.

Also having the quick release on the yoke is extremely nice. Just slid it on and it locks on---pull the outer ring back and it slids off. The new shaft isn't like the original but it is heavier duty and the parts to repair it are easily accessible and cheap.

Edited by jjkrjh, July 21, 2011 - 07:43 PM.


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Posted July 22, 2011 - 06:35 AM

good info thanks i'll try the truck shop in town

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