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Scag Vride Parts breakage Problem 48"

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ed2hess, May 8, 2014.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,953

    This turnbuckel (25)that is part of the deck stabalizer keeps breaking. Basically two of these keep the deck from swinging back and forth on the chains.

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    Any ideas on how to fix this, besides slowing down and not running over rough terrain. :hammerhead:

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    And the little part cost $30.

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  2. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Is it breaking mowing or on your trailer?
     
  3. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,145

    Depending on the age of the machine there's likely only but so much you can do...
    It's probably just worn to that point, only thing I can think of is replacing parts 22 and 23 as well, but that may not do much.
     
  4. fatboynormmie

    fatboynormmie LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,012

    Hey Ed how bout putting an extra nut and washers to completely fill the whole threaded area that's left exposed . I think that would move the leverage point closer to the spherical bearing thus reducing the leverage. Well at least that's my guess .
     
  5. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,145

    Another idea might be to weld the parts (23, 24, and 25) together, I might also suggest finding a piece of steel to weld to that assembly as reinforcement, likely this would run you just over $100 in parts and welding costs.
     
  6. Breezmeister

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

    That end is to light, it's only a 1/2 inch diameter. Exmark uses a 5/8 end on their riders....Call Scag and see if they make a beefier push arm assy. that would just mount up.

    Other wise, it's drilling and taping to go bigger, or slow down over rough ground....
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,953

    I don't get that type of feedback but worth looking at.

    Unit is in third year with 1200 hours....that yoke is $175:cry:

    I think that just might work I don't know why it needs to be adjustable.

    Another good idea using beefy part. I don't know how to go about calling Scag?
     
  8. Breezmeister

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

    Google :drinkup:
     
  9. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,161

    It's hitting something hard to break. It's not just running over rough ground.
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  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,953

    If you hit something going forward that would put compression on it. A tensile load would occur if deck caught something backing off trailer. A side shouldn't do it. This is an obvious under designed part considering the weight of that deck...

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