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Old 05-08-2014, 10:54 PM
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Scag Vride Parts breakage Problem 48"

This turnbuckel (25)that is part of the deck stabalizer keeps breaking. Basically two of these keep the deck from swinging back and forth on the chains.

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Any ideas on how to fix this, besides slowing down and not running over rough terrain.

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And the little part cost $30.
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:08 PM
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Is it breaking mowing or on your trailer?
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:33 PM
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Depending on the age of the machine there's likely only but so much you can do...
It's probably just worn to that point, only thing I can think of is replacing parts 22 and 23 as well, but that may not do much.
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:06 AM
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Hey Ed how bout putting an extra nut and washers to completely fill the whole threaded area that's left exposed . I think that would move the leverage point closer to the spherical bearing thus reducing the leverage. Well at least that's my guess .
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:53 AM
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Another idea might be to weld the parts (23, 24, and 25) together, I might also suggest finding a piece of steel to weld to that assembly as reinforcement, likely this would run you just over $100 in parts and welding costs.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:43 PM
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Any ideas on how to fix this, besides slowing down and not running over rough terrain.
That end is to light, it's only a 1/2 inch diameter. Exmark uses a 5/8 end on their riders....Call Scag and see if they make a beefier push arm assy. that would just mount up.

Other wise, it's drilling and taping to go bigger, or slow down over rough ground....
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:21 PM
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Is it breaking mowing or on your trailer?
I don't get that type of feedback but worth looking at.

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Depending on the age of the machine there's likely only but so much you can do...
It's probably just worn to that point, only thing I can think of is replacing parts 22 and 23 as well, but that may not do much.
Unit is in third year with 1200 hours....that yoke is $175

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Another idea might be to weld the parts (23, 24, and 25) together, I might also suggest finding a piece of steel to weld to that assembly as reinforcement, likely this would run you just over $100 in parts and welding costs.
I think that just might work I don't know why it needs to be adjustable.

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That end is to light, it's only a 1/2 inch diameter. Exmark uses a 5/8 end on their riders....Call Scag and see if they make a beefier push arm assy. that would just mount up.

Other wise, it's drilling and taping to go bigger, or slow down over rough ground....
Another good idea using beefy part. I don't know how to go about calling Scag?
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:26 PM
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I don't know how to go about calling Scag?
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It's hitting something hard to break. It's not just running over rough ground.
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:42 PM
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It's hitting something hard to break. It's not just running over rough ground.
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If you hit something going forward that would put compression on it. A tensile load would occur if deck caught something backing off trailer. A side shouldn't do it. This is an obvious under designed part considering the weight of that deck...
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