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Old 02-06-2007, 11:37 AM
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Anyone ever pull a hub off an Exmark WB?

I have a 60" Exmark Turf Tracer WB that needs the drive motor re-sealed.

I can't for the life of me seem to pull the hub off the tapered shaft??

Heat maybe?
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Old 02-06-2007, 03:35 PM
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No Heat Do You Have The Motor Off The Machine?
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Old 02-06-2007, 03:42 PM
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They can be next to impossible to get off. I had to get one of a ferris dual drive before and I fought and fought. I had to use heat to get it off. Just be smart when you use the heat. I used oxy/acc and actually cut part of the hub. Just be careful not to cut the shaft. I cut releases going from the center of the hub where the lugs are out to the edge but not all the way or you can't get on it with a puller. Then you can heat the part of the hub that slides over the shaft. With the releases cut, it will help let the hub expand. I then used a heavy duty 3 jar puller with an impact wrench while heating it. This was one of the most difficult repairs I've had to do to a mower. Be careful b/c you can damage the shaft or motor. Good Luck.
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:56 PM
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No heating or cutting, get a hub puller like this one
http://www.nextag.com/OTC-OTC7208A-F...AB12FF06F68DA7
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:39 PM
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I need to get one of those!!!
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:38 PM
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that might have helped me but my mower was about 5 years old and it was completely seized on. Let us know if you get the one off your exmark and how you did it.
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:23 PM
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Ok.. I found success!

A little heat from a map gas torch that I used for a plumbing project, a 3 arm puller from Autozone, and an impact. I was thinking it would slide or give some indication of coming off. It pretty much popped off with a loud bang and hit the floor.

Now the motor is at the dealer getting a new seal kit installed.
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:10 PM
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just make sure the hub is not bent from the puller before you put it back on.
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:21 PM
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just make sure the hub is not bent from the puller before you put it back on.
That is the reason I prefer the hub puller, Alot easier to reinstall your hub when its not egg shaped
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:41 PM
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I agree but I wasn't able to find that type of hub puller local.
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