**Scag 48" Restoration**

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Brantley, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Brantley

    Brantley LawnSite Member
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    I'm cleaning the transmission today and need to know what to look for as far as things that need replacing. I am surely going to replace the shift fork, as you can tell from the picture in previous post, because it is worn down a good bit.
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  2. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. Brantley

    Brantley LawnSite Member
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    Thank you, but I already have the cases split and the parts out. I just don't know what excessive west looks like because this is the first peerless I have messed with.

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  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is the problem . The 3 shifting fingars should definitely be replaced.
     
  5. Brantley

    Brantley LawnSite Member
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    What are the 3 shifting fingers?

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  6. Brantley

    Brantley LawnSite Member
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    Now I am working on the front caster wheels. How in the heck am I supposed to remove the bolt from the wheels and brackets? Any ideas?
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  7. ed2hess

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    Got to saw them off with sawzall the bolts usually won't come out. Bad design.
     
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Got to saw them off with sawzall the bolts usually won't come out. Bad design.
     
  9. Brantley

    Brantley LawnSite Member
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    10-4.

    What do y'all think about Oregon or Stens Replacements belts instead of SCAG and RUSSO OEM Replacment Spindles?
     
  10. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Depends if you are going to use them or abuse them. Last year, one of our exmarks broke the big belt (June 2013), with in a month (July 2013) I had to replace it. I explained to the operator not to engage at full throttle, only at half throttle. That belt lasted to last Monday. (250 hours) Same operator, 1st day out cutting, he breaks that belt. Needless to say, we had another talk.

    The original belt I replaced was OME, 700 hours plus before it broke. Now the other 4 exmarks, their Stens belts are lasting over 500 hours.....On our 8 WB, they are lasting over 1000 hours.
     

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