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    Default Pasture Dream Clipper Brush Hog -Remove Blades

    I'm having trouble removing the blade on an old brush hog. The mower is a 5 ft Pasture Dream Clipper made by Taylor Machine Works. I'd be afraid to guess how old it is, I bought it used 20 years ago and it looked very old then. The blade bar has a sleeve on top that fits on the shaft that comes out of the gear box. A heavy bolt goes up through the bottom of the blade bar into the shaft. I've never had the blade bar off but I assume there is either a key way or splines to keep the sleeve/blade bar from turning on the drive shaft. While under the deck to sharpen the blades I noticed a crack in the sleeve which I'm hoping can be repaired by welding. I can get a socket on the bolt that goes up through the bade bar, but it will not budge, even when using a cheater bar. I'm assuming the bolt is right hand threads, but maybe they are left handed. Anyone have any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Pasture Dream Clipper Brush Hog -Remove Blades

    You might have to heat it but don't do this unless you plan on replacing the seal.

    I'd first get a 3/4" drive breakover bar and a put a 3-4 foot cheater on that.
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    Default Re: Pasture Dream Clipper Brush Hog -Remove Blades

    Assuming you can't get an impact wrench to it, have you tried "tapping" your breaker bar; sometimes I can break something loose I can't get with constant pressure. If you do, use an impact socket.

    And agree, longer cheater bar often will do the trick; won't mention the other methods I've used.
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    Default Re: Pasture Dream Clipper Brush Hog -Remove Blades

    I suggest a set of torches and plenty of heat. I'm afraid the bolt would break without heat.

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    Default Re: Pasture Dream Clipper Brush Hog -Remove Blades

    I also would try heat and if the seal leaks, it should be easy to replace. Ken Sweet
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    Default Re: Pasture Dream Clipper Brush Hog -Remove Blades

    My vote is for lots of PB Blaster or Kroil and impact wrench.
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    Default Re: Pasture Dream Clipper Brush Hog -Remove Blades

    Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll try again this weekend.

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    Default Re: Pasture Dream Clipper Brush Hog -Remove Blades

    Did youever get this fixed? I have a Clipper 5" mower - it is a 3/4 fine thread left hand bolt - if you break it, you probably will not be able to find it anywhere. It is an old Warner grarbox and parts are not available.

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    Default Re: Pasture Dream Clipper Brush Hog -Remove Blades

    Quote Originally Posted by dwbank View Post
    Did youever get this fixed? I have a Clipper 5" mower - it is a 3/4 fine thread left hand bolt - if you break it, you probably will not be able to find it anywhere. It is an old Warner grarbox and parts are not available.
    FWIW, I have had good luck finding left hand threaded nuts and bolts on Ebay. Just bought a 5/8" fine thread hex nut for $2.22 delivered. Ken Sweet
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