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1981 or 1982--(not sure of year) WH C105-8 speed lawn tractor for sale. Runs & drives-BUT-it came to me with a bad paint job, a governor issue, & a broken plastic fender. Please look at the pictures, you'll see it's not all bad. I don't have time for her-she needs a new home. Has homemade rear wheel weights, rear tires have tubes & are filled with antifreeze. NO DECK. Can deliver to the "Big Show"-BUT- only on Friday. $300 or B.O.
So what's the deal with wheel hubs, woodruff keys, hub depth, and set screws?
I have a C-120 8-Speed Manual (61-12k802)
I had to remove a tire to change out a torn tire valve, and the wheel and hub were stuck together. I figured it would be simpler to just loosen the hub and pull them both off. It was pretty easy to get the hub and wheel of together. I replace the valve, and put everything back together, and took it for a spin. I got a few hundred feet, and it stopped. The axle was spinning in the hub.
I took the wheel and hub off this morning, and with a lot of swearing (it really helps a lot!), separated the hub from the wheel. Looking inside the hub, I can see a long groove worn in the hub about the length of the key. Luckily, I found another hub on an old transmission under a bench in my barn. Both were the same size. I put the new hub on the axle, and am wondering about the hub depth. Should the depth be set so that the screw tightens against the top of the key? If so, then the end of the axle is flush with the end of the hub, but the key is no longer in the keyway. The keyway doesn't appear to run the length of the hub. Should it?
If I move the hub closer to the transmission, the axle is sticking out of the hub about two inches, and the screw tightens against the axle. This allows the key to be in the keyway at the end of the hub. I can see this arrangement working, but it doesn't look copaceitc.
I can't check the other hub without pulling off the wheel weight, so I figured I would check with the braintrust there first. Anyone know the correct assemble?? Also, do hubs wear out so that the keyway is lost?
By Emmy's Dad
New to the forum here so forgive me if this question has been already.
A while ago I was given an '87 John Deere 214 from my wife's grandpa and it started an interest in restoration. Lucky for me, it had been garage kept for the last 15 years.
Long story short, a friend of mine got to talking and he said he has an old Wheel Horse C-160 Automatic that he was going to scrap. He said if I can come get it, I can have it for free. Seems like the tractor is mostly complete other than the headlight assy., gas tank, and a cover in the center where the shifter would go on the 8-speed models. Not sure of the year but is has hydraulic lift 48" deck (some rusted spots) and seems to be in decent shape for being outside for the last 5 years.
My main question is "does anyone have any pictures I can compare to so I can see what else is missing?"
Trying to figure out if it's worth my time.
Thanks for the help!