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Old 02-27-2013, 05:56 AM
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Walker wheel tool

Something to make Walker mower owners happy.
Walker mower wheels are a pain to replace on the wheel hub. There is a wheel spacer and the rim itself that all have to line up with the hole in the hub prior to installing the wheel retaining bolt. Here is a tool that Fixer67 told me about to overcome the frustration of having to hold the wheel spacer and rim and attempt to line up the hole in the hub when replacing a drive wheel. Take a 1/2-20 bolt about three inches long and cut the head off of it. After cutting off the head of the bolt, grind a slot in the end. Now when you have to replace the drive wheels on any Walker mower, you thread this bolt into the hub. Hang the wheel spacer and wheel from the bolt. This will take the weight off of the wheel and make it easy to install the remaining wheel retaining bolts. You can then unthread the slotted bolt and replace the remaining wheel retaining bolt.
Note: rotate the hub and install this bolt at the 12 oclock position to make hanging the wheel easier.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:40 AM
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Hey Eric that sure is one miracle stud. We sure all an learn from Fixer
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:52 AM
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Hey Eric that sure is one miracle stud. We sure all an learn from Fixer
Yes, he had a great knowledge of Walkers but he has not been around for a long time.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:57 AM
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Yes there are others great techs here I'm sure you will get to know all them
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:26 AM
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Flywheel Removal Trick

Here's one I robbed from RestroRob...

Remove the flywheel bolt..
Smack the PTO end of the crank with a BFH

Comes loose everytime...Thanx Rob....
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:41 PM
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Here's one I robbed from RestroRob...

Remove the flywheel bolt..
Smack the PTO end of the crank with a BFH

Comes loose everytime...Thanx Rob....

Since Slapper "robbed" MY trick..........

I just want to clarify this works on any engine and vertical shafts as well as the horizontals as shown. Also works to remove generator rotors from crankshafts, Remove the recoil assembly to access the crankshaft then only loosen the rotor through bolt. Couple smacks and pop goes the rotor.....
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:00 PM
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Since Slapper "robbed" MY trick..........

I just want to clarify this works on any engine and vertical shafts as well as the horizontals as shown. Also works to remove generator rotors from crankshafts, Remove the recoil assembly to access the crankshaft then only loosen the rotor through bolt. Couple smacks and pop goes the rotor.....
Thanx for clearing that up...
Those instructions are better than the ones I got when I robbed it from you...
Thanx again...that trick has saved me a bunch of work...
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:10 PM
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Those instructions are better than the ones I got when I robbed it from you...

Awww..... Come on Slapper..... Once you seen that work so well on the engine you were work'n on, You should'a figgerd out it would work on any engine !

Easier than muck'n around with a puller eh.....
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:29 PM
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How to unload a trailer load of brush in 10 minutes, solo, without sweat or foul language.

Requirements:
1. Lay down a length of chain down center of trailer before loading (hooks at the ends helps).
2. Carry extra lengths of chain and straps with you to the dump site.
3. Find something HEAVY around which to wrap chain / straps to back up against.
4. Once secured simply drive forward SLOWLY!!! while monitoring progress.
5. Collect various lengths of chain and straps afterwards.
6. Blow off floor boards for that neat and clean look.

Works every dang time, even with leaves.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:36 AM
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Aux PTO Shaft removal

I know what you're thinkin'....you guys that work on Lazers and Z masters...
How do you remove the Aux Pto shaft and cowl...without removing the engine..
Remove the hydrobelt and screen bolts..use a 3/8 air ratchet with a deepwell 10mm socket..
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