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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2001
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    542
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    Campbellville, Ontario
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    Kubota L3010, BX2200

    Default Don\'t Let This Happen to YOU!

    So, we had snow the other day and I figured it was time to hook up my rear blower. Seemed easy enough - I had done it a few times already.
    Things went smoothley until I tried to hook up the PTO driveshaft. It wouldn't hook up tractor side! I fought and cursed and fought and crused for over three hours in the cold. The 'snap in' ball bearings were jammed!
    So, I spent another half hour removing the shaft, figuring I'd bring it in the house, warm up, and figure out what the problem was.
    By then it was getting dark, so I figured I would look at it in the morning. First thing in the morning, I got out cleaning solution and worked on freeing those jammed ball bearings.
    Then I made an important observation: apparently, you pull back on the slip ring while sliding the shaft forward! Doh!
    Almost a half day wasted in the cold ....

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
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    Sharpsburg, Md
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    John Deere 4100 HST

    Default Re: Don\'t Let This Happen to YOU!

    I think you have found out the exact cause of the problem - indirectly. It was cold and snowy. The brain does not work well under those conditions. I've had similar problems and always blame it on the cold weather. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img] Or hot weather, the rain, the cost of diesel fuel, [place your excuse here]... [img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

    Terry

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2000
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    236
    Location
    NC
    Tractor
    JD 4100 HST

    Default Re: Don\'t Let This Happen to YOU!

    Although I won't admit doing what you did, I just wonder how you got the shaft on the first few times??????

  4. #4
    Elite Member Kyle_in_Tex's Avatar
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    Oct 2002
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    Location
    Giddings, Texas
    Tractor
    JD 4310,JD5420

    Default Re: Don\'t Let This Happen to YOU!

    I've been told that most problems are caused by a direct short between the seat and the steering wheel.

  5. #5
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
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    Location
    s.c.
    Tractor
    Mitsu D1550 Farmall super A

    Default Re: Don\'t Let This Happen to YOU!

    I've always found in being an auto mechanic it's the nut that holds the wheel causes most problems,maybe it's the same with tractors?

  6. #6

    Default Re: Don\'t Let This Happen to YOU!

    Yepper that nut that holds the steering wheel is the part that causes almost all auto accidents. A very dangerous ans fallable part it is


  7. #7
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
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    Location
    Sothern Illinois
    Tractor
    Yanmar 2220D

    Default Re: Don\'t Let This Happen to YOU!

    The difference between a novice and an expert is the number of mistakes. Learning by doing is usually remembered, something learned by listening is usually forgotten. My experience as a Maint. Supervisor in a factory. I doubt that any TBN'er hasn't made a few mistakes, I know I've made my share. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/blush.gif[/img] [img]/w3tcompact/icons/blush.gif[/img] Happy tractoring! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Jim

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