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scag spindle dissasembly help needed!

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by msportbiker6666, Oct 3, 2013.

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  1. msportbiker6666

    msportbiker6666 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    at this point, by looking at scag parts breakdown, i understand nut needs to come off, but how? i have a 3/4 air gun ready, but cant fit any sockets
    any ideas? thanks
     
  2. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    What nut are you talking about? The one that holds the blade on ?
     
  3. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,145

    Might help to have the right size socket.
     
  4. msportbiker6666

    msportbiker6666 LawnSite Member
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    whoops! the nut in question is the 1 1/2 in nut on btm of the spindle shaft.

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  5. msportbiker6666

    msportbiker6666 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    is their a special thin wall socket. my non impact 3/4 & 1/2 snapper's will not fit.
     
  6. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Posts: 1,458

    Don't you just love engineers. What I have done in the past is use a chisel or punch and start hitting on it in the direction I want it to go. Just lock down the shaft in a vise and remember Lefty Loosey .

    Other wise fine a truck parts dealer and see if he has a Bud Truck Wheel Bearing Locknut Socket in the size you need.
     
  7. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    Are you trying to replace the bearings ? Probably cheaper then just buying a new spindle
     
  8. msportbiker6666

    msportbiker6666 LawnSite Member
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    3 pack (not o.e.) on ebay is around 200 shipped. i got bearings, races, dust covers( 3 sets) from a local big box store for around 50.00. scag uses the same bearing size a common lanscape trailer. i thought id save the money & catch up on my backlog of motogp races on the dvr. the T.V.M. principle left when the ex left!:headphones::headphones::cool2:
     
  9. msportbiker6666

    msportbiker6666 LawnSite Member
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    thanks breezmister. i was thinking the same thing. i have always hated this 'last resort' technique because of the lack of torque upon reassembly. maybe ill try to weld a socket to it then wiz it off when im finished.
     
  10. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Posts: 1,458

    If you are planning to do more of these rebuilds, it might be better to get a Bud Socket and save yourself the aggravation.
     

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