pulley nut on 214 mower deck
Posted September 06, 2011 - 01:09 PM
First of all I hope I am in the right forum to post my question.
I am rebuilding my 214's 39" mowerdeck and I am at the point where I need to torque the 3x 1.125" nuts to hold the pulleys to the blade's shaft. It should be torqued to 120lbs/ft but how do JD engineers think we should hold the shafts from turning? I am not even able to go to 60lbs/ft holding the blade!
Currently my plan is to make a tool which I would screw at the place of the blade with a 4' arm but before doing it, did someone has a better way of doing this?
Also, do I really have to torque those nuts to 120lbs/ft? To me it seems quite a lot.
Posted September 06, 2011 - 06:02 PM
Posted September 06, 2011 - 06:42 PM
Posted September 06, 2011 - 09:53 PM
I use a large pipe wrench (18" or larger) on the blade end and use my electric impact.
You can also use a vise to hold the blade end. I would use a electric or air impact. My old impact will put it around 100 pound. The lock washer is not going the release the nut at 100 pounds.
Posted September 06, 2011 - 10:19 PM