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Bluebird 520 de-thatcher bearing problem

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Robomower59, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Robomower59

    Robomower59 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I had the misfortune of blowing a bearing on the flail blade axle (side opposite pulley wher belt attaches). I was successful using a mapp torch getting the spacer off, but what is left of bearing is fused on. Axle still attached to machine, so I don't want to manhandle too much...applied heat, used vice grips, liquid wrench overnight etc, no dice. Any tool or technique I am missing ? Thanks:cry:
  2. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,229

    with a grinder and smash it off with a BF Hammer.:laugh:
  3. Robomower59

    Robomower59 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    thanks ! when in doubt, RTFM or bigger hammer.

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