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Eric Friedrichsen

Mower Spindle Pulley Removal

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I have a 42" SD mower, model# 78345 off of my 414/8 that I have to change the bearings on the center spindle.  I am having a difficult time removing the double pulley.  After removing the nut and lock washer, soaking the shaft with penetrating oiI, heating the pulley and wailing away with a hammer and a brass drift, the shaft has not budged. I have checked for previous threads on the RS site but none seem to address this problem (that I have found).  Does anyone have some ideas?  Thanks.

 

Eric 

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I was too quick to write this request.  After writing the request I went out to my shop and gave it 3 more hits

on the brass drift and what do you know- it broke free and I now have it apart. Thanks anyway.

 

Eric

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No problem Eric, glad we could help! :lol:

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@Eric Friedrichsen I'm glade you got it.

Those  double pully are the worst ones to get off without destroying them. A puller will bend them unusable. 

I had a bad one on a 36" deck and this is what I did. Worked great and I had to still had to beat it off.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Eric Friedrichsen said:

After writing the request I went out to my shop and gave it 3 more hits

on the brass drift and what do you know- it broke free

You probably scared the spindle shaft into submission by writing a post on here!      :ychain:      Glad you got it.  :woohoo:

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Oh now that's a good one Dick:handgestures-thumbupright:.....that shaft knew the talent we have here! 

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Brass drifts, a "must have" in all tool boxes.  :handgestures-thumbupright:

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