Stripped bronze gear in blower gear box.
Posted December 31, 2019 - 01:40 PM
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Posted December 31, 2019 - 07:09 PM
This may help you a bit..?
Does look like it's going to be challenge though.
Thanks!! That at least gives me more models to search with. It’s going to be a long winter going back to no cab and walking behind a blower
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Posted December 31, 2019 - 09:10 PM
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Posted January 01, 2020 - 07:01 AM
Maybe you can find a Kubota part number. The Bolens number didn't up anywhere I searched. Another thought is to have one made (last resort).
With the thread link you provided I still can’t find the part but was able to find a Kubota T2740 snowblower local to me but they want 500, yikes. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that! I will keep searching.
And just for shgts and giggles try McMaster-Carr. I looked around there a little and was surprised what they offered.
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Posted January 01, 2020 - 08:24 AM
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Posted January 01, 2020 - 08:31 AM
Did some searching on a Kubota parts site I found
Looked up parts for the Kubota model T2740 that is listed in the linked thread and it appears that Kubota had several series of this blower depending on the serial number. The first series does not show a break down of the gear case but does list a part number for two different replacement units - I have attached screenshots of both it and the next series which does show a gear separately. Not sure if either of these are the same as your Bolens unit as there is not much info on the complete assembly part numbers for the first series and the later series appear to use bearings rather than bushings as shown in the Bolens parts list on either side of the gear.
You might also try contacting RAD directly as they may have cross reference information on the Bolens part number or may be able to help you with whether they supplied this for Bolens - I believe when this unit was being produced the company was owned by Garden Way and some of the attachments would have been sourced from outside suppliers rather than built in house.
Looks like they are still in business in Quebec
Hope this helps
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Posted January 01, 2020 - 08:44 AM
MMC has a great selection and I used to use them a lot for buying things for home use and for my work when I managed a machine shop.
McMaster-car has tons of stuff!! I was unaware they sold so much...
They also have CAD drawings of many of their items so you can see how it will fit in your assembly.
My biggest frustration with them is that you never know what your shipping cost will be until you receive your order.
I once ordered some delrin rod and the shipping costs was 1 1/2 times more than the cost of the rod.
When I called and asked them about it they said they were working to change the website so that you could know what your shipping costs were before paying. I ordered again from them a couple years afterwards and it was the same situation--unknown freight costs until you received the order. I called them again and asked them about it. I got the same story, so I figured they weren't going to change and were just blowing wind up my skirts.
Edited by Utah Smitty, January 01, 2020 - 08:46 AM.
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Posted January 01, 2020 - 08:48 AM
Also found some information on the Honda part number shown and that parts break down does look similar to the Bolens unit. The Honda part number for the gear appears to be 72998-0017 which does show up on this website
shows a price and suggests it ships in 5 to 7 days but I have seen that before and actually be discontinued and NLA
Attached is a screen shot of the Honda site parts break down.
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Posted January 01, 2020 - 11:02 AM
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Posted January 01, 2020 - 11:24 AM
Googled it and it came up a few places..
Edited by 4getgto, January 01, 2020 - 11:25 AM.
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Posted January 01, 2020 - 12:14 PM
This may or may not be the same blower under a TroyBilt part number (46" two stage)
If it is the same then the TroyBilt part number appears to be 1824146 for the gear. This thread that I found on MTF shows photos of what the gear box looks like apart and what the old and new gear look like which may help you identify your unit.
The thread is dated 2010 and it mentions Plzaks Small Engine Repair in Fredonia WI. as a possible source at that time - not sure if they are still around but if they are and the gear is the same you could check with them - just another avenue to explore.
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Posted January 01, 2020 - 01:31 PM
Edited by SaintsBolens, January 01, 2020 - 01:37 PM.
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Posted January 01, 2020 - 04:31 PM
Why would they make that gear out of brass? It would be a shame to spend that much and have it go out again. Are you using the shear pins?
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Posted January 01, 2020 - 05:30 PM
Edited by SaintsBolens, January 01, 2020 - 05:32 PM.