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About Xearl

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Wheel Horse Information

  • tractors
    518 XI - 523DXI - John Deere 770
  • favoritemodel
    5xi series

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  • Location
    Saugerties, New York
  • Occupation
    Retired from corrections . Former oriiginal member of The Earls singing group .
  • Interests
    Woodworking , Mechanics

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  1. 523DXI snow blower question

    Put on the new belt and had my friend sit on the tractor and run the blower . NO MOVEMENT OF THE GEAR CASE .THANK YOU FOR THE IDEA. KURT .
  2. 523DXI snow blower question

    I already got the pricey one but will keep the info . Thanks again . ED
  3. 523DXI snow blower question

    I think it is a belt guard but I recall that last year I tried bending it back but there was not enough room to get the belt past the pulley . I know its a tight fit on my deck . Wrecked the belt when a chunk of ice got caught in the impeller so I thought I fix it while I have it apart to put the new belt on . New belt no. 100-4164 Got it from Parts tree 61.95 . This afternoon I was watching youtube and someone said that NAPA B100 50 was the same and it was cheaper . I'll have to check that out . Thanks guys for responding to my post . Picture of the gearbox brace I made . It is not cleaned up yet . I'll take a picture of it mounted t .omorrow
  4. 44" Snow blower . I want to straighten this guard but I don't know if the belt is supposed wind up in front or back of it . In the second picture the guard or guide is just on the other side of the pulley .
  5. bagger weight

    Thanks Garry , I guess this offsets the weight of the blower . I have a spring on the blower side to help take some of the weight . I have never seen one oh these before . Ed
  6. what is toro 98-3096 part used for on a bagger . I saw it on ebay . ED
  7. 523XI Snow blower trouble

    Almost done except for s grease job . Can someone tell me what this belt guard is supposed to look like .
  8. Xi single stage thrower

    Jeff ,Nice score ! Ed
  9. 523XI Snow blower trouble

    Thanks Kurt . I didn't really take a good look but I will measure things when I split the unit . I was thinking I could drill a couple of holes in the sprocket and make a puller or I have one that I made from the old outboard motor days that might work . Then there is moving the paddle forward about 1/2 " . Trouble is I can't devote the same amount of time as I did before . Last season I made an oak piece that just wedged in that took up the tension on the chain . The other thought was on the back wheel of some motorcycles they have a tensioner that might work . If the oil seals leak on mine after all this I think I will just check it before each run for a few years .. Thanks again . ED Jeff , I don't even have it apart and I'm making a puller in my mind . Maybe I it will come off with a little gentle persuasion and then I will replace all the bearings . I replaced both idlers and the chain last year . Thanks again , ED
  10. 523XI Snow blower trouble

    Does anyone know if the impeller shaft bearing and the jack shaft bearings are the same ones being used on the auger shaft ?? I used SA205-16 on the auger shaft . I took the chain off and spun the impeller shaft and it spins great even with the side bearings just hanging but the bearing is noisy . If I'm taking the whole thing apart I mind as well replace all the bearings and be done with it . Next is split it in half and work on getting the sprocket off and the shaft out . After all this and more to come I must say I am enjoying doing some repair and fabricating . Thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way . ED
  11. 523XI Snow blower trouble

    Well I measured the shaft 10 5/8 " it seems that is where the problem is . Don't ask me how this came about . I opened the gear box and found nothing wrong except that the rear seal was not in the grove . Fixed that and closed it up . When I opened the old gear box there was no front bushing at all so maybe someone adjust the shaft before or when I replaced the chain and idler I did something . I will get the bearing and sprocket off and remove the whole thing and free up the impeller and go from there . Wish me luck . ED
  12. 523XI Snow blower trouble

    . Kurt , I think I know what you mean . If I loosened the bearing and sprocket I might be able to move it back and get what I need but I think it's back about as far as it can go and be safe . Thank for the measure . Ed Jeff , Thanks for the measure I'll check tomorrow . I'm trying to get an idea if there is something wrong with the gearbox before I take it apart for no reason . It's always something . Ed You guys are great and appreciated .
  13. 523XI Snow blower trouble

    It's killing me not to be finding out what's up with that misalignment but family comes first today . Sitting in the house it occurred to me that if I knew the distance between the gear box and the paddle hub before I open the gearbox I might save some time . Going over this in my mind I can't see how it could be in the gears but I will see . Doctors tomorrow so most of the day will be shot . If someone could help me I would be grateful . Ed
  14. 523XI Snow blower trouble

    Thanks , Back at it tomorrow but if these ideas don't work I'm going to take the blower of the tractor and but the deck on . I have already removed the weights because I need to clean up around here . I will work on it a little at a time .