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    Default Just how snug?

    I purchased a 4ft wallace rotary mower at TSC over the weekend. I have a couple small pastures that are getting out of hand and I need to mow them back. I got the mower 3pt section togeather then it came to couple the drive shaft to the transmission. This is suppose to be a slip on shaft with a shearpin to hold it in place. I have yet to be able to slip the shaft over the transmission shaft. I tried to push it, shove it. I finally called TSC and they said use a bigger hammer. Just how snug is this thing suppose to be and then when I do get it on how am I going to allign the shearpin holes?


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    Default Re: Just how snug?

    Something is not right. That thing should slip right on. Is it a spring pin to hold it on? If it is make sure that you've got it pushed all the way in. Any of them that I have ever used just slip right on.


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    Default Re: Just how snug?

    gws,

    Usually the PTO shaft will just slip right on as Richard said. The only time that has not been true for me is when the shaft has some surface rust or is painted. In either situation you might want to use a hammer for the first few times until the rust/paint is worn off, then a light application of wheel grease seems to keep it that way (especially if you store the equipment outdoors). The only down side to this is that the grease can tend to attract dirt making implement change over a dirty job.

    DaveV


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    When you say "couple the drive shaft to the transmission" are you talking about connecting the rear of the driveshaft to the gearbox on the mower? Check for burrs on both pieces. It should all go together without a hammer, if not, load it back up and take it back!


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    Default Re: Just how snug?

    I am talking about connecting the drive shaft to the gearbox on the mower.

    >When you say "couple the drive shaft to the transmission" are you talking about connecting the rear of >the
    >driveshaft to the gearbox on the mower? Check for burrs on both pieces. It should all go together without a
    >hammer, if not, load it back up and take it back!


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    Default Re: Just how snug?

    Cowboydoc, No spring pin, other side of the shaft, Guess I should have said gearbox in instead of transmission. My snug problem is on the mower side. Its held in by a shear pin. The tractor side of the drive shaft fits fine.


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    Default Re: Just how snug?

    Just remember if it's hard to get it on it will be hard to get it off. I used a "bigger hammer" to get a borrowed post hole digger on then couldn't get it off. There's no room to swing a hammer when taking something off the PTO. I ended up buying a large wheel puller and taking the universal joint on the drive shaft apart to get it off. My advice, if it doesn't go together easily, find out why and fix it.

    Maury Jacobs

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    GWS,
    Oh ok whole different story. Yep you need a bigger hammer but make sure that you put block of wood or steel or something to beat against so you don't flatten it out. Put some oil or something on the shaft to make it slip easier. I just had to replace mine and had to heat it to get it off and back on. If you don't have heat then just pound the heck out of it.


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    Hey come on you guys! "If it don't fit, just get a bigger hammer" is NOT a good way to do things. GWS, these guys that are recommending a hammer are not giving good advice, which surprises me because usually they do. I agree with Maury, fix the problem. If it's rusty or painted, get a wire brush and clean it up. If its burred, get a file and fix it. Pounding on it will only cause trouble down the road. But, I still think you aught to take it back and tell them you want another one - you paid good money for a new implement and shouldn't have to repair it before you use it for the first time!


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    Danny,
    I disagree with you. Even under the best of conditions those are harder than heck to get on. You can clean them up, whatever you want but you are going to have pound it on there's simply no other way to do it. If you can't heat it up it's not going to go on easy. The last one I put on was spit shined, smooth as silk, and I put oil on it and it still wouldn't go on. I pounded it and then to make it easier heated it up put block on the end and pounded it on with a 4 lb. sledge. It's not an easy thing to do.


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