Clutch bearings ... ?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lawnmaniac883, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Seeing how I dont have much if any free time on my hands right now I was wondering if one of you knew whether I can remove the clutch on my gravely 44z to oil / grease the bearings on it or if ya have to replace the entire assy? Sucker is starting to make some squeaking noise back there so I figure I should oil it up if possible. Appreciate any input. :usflag:
     
  2. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I dont think you can do anything with the bearing. You'll have to get a new pto for it.
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do you have the adjustable clutch ? (not likely) ?
     
  4. Jim@MilkyWay

    Jim@MilkyWay LawnSite Senior Member
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    I can tell you how to lube a sealed bearing.

    Do you know how to de-gas adhesives for use in space ship/satellite applications? (Otherwise you risk having them ( the adhesive, NOT the whole space ship ) explode when in a good vacuum. _Not_ acceptable as a rule.)

    Do you own a vacuum pump and chamber?

    Shoot, darn, heck.

    The little lady needs the 'pooter for a while, and it is 'bout time for the sand man.Later....
    Jim@MilkyWay
     
  5. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes it is an adjustable clutch...adjusted it at 250 hours actually.
     
  6. Kartracer55

    Kartracer55 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
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    Can you go into this a bit further?

    Im interested and I have a few metal shielded "sealed" bearings that Id like to be able to repack instead of having to replace 3 of them @ aroudn 50$ a piece.

    Thanks

    Jim
     
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    You can replace the bearings in this style clutch if they are done before they start overheating or lock up and burn the clutch up.
     
  8. Jim@MilkyWay

    Jim@MilkyWay LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well, Yea...
    If you are serious I will elaborate.
    You don't have to try it if it doesn't make sense or don't seem worth it to you, but I have kept some idler bearings going and going and going and..., when I should have replaced them instead. And you talk about breathing _A LOT OF_ new life into low speed, ie wheel bearings, well, this will do it.


    ...Well, CR@PP!!!

    I had a _LENGTHY_, TECHNICAL procedure written up, it took me like 45 min. to write, and when I went to post it, I had, of course been timed out and logged off. I logged back on, tried to "back" up, and got, don't ask me why, the first sentence or two as shown above. I don't think the whole thing will show up automagically when I post this either.
    If you moderators out there can retrieve it for me, then PLEASE do so, like _RIGHT NOW_ thank you very much.
     
  9. Jim@MilkyWay

    Jim@MilkyWay LawnSite Senior Member
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    Continued...
    Or maybe some one can tell me where else it might have gone, and if I can retrieve it?
     
  10. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    This won't help now Jim, But I have had the same thing happen. :cry:

    If I see I'm going to have a long post I will type it out in notepad or word-pad then copy and paste it on here, I've even composed in a email then pasted it here. That way it will not get lost and you can save it for future reference.
     

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