Tricks of The Trade

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ericg, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. ericg

    ericg LawnSite Silver Member
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    Walker wheel tool

    Something to make Walker mower owners happy.
    Walker mower wheels are a pain to replace on the wheel hub. There is a wheel spacer and the rim itself that all have to line up with the hole in the hub prior to installing the wheel retaining bolt. Here is a tool that Fixer67 told me about to overcome the frustration of having to hold the wheel spacer and rim and attempt to line up the hole in the hub when replacing a drive wheel. Take a 1/2-20 bolt about three inches long and cut the head off of it. After cutting off the head of the bolt, grind a slot in the end. Now when you have to replace the drive wheels on any Walker mower, you thread this bolt into the hub. Hang the wheel spacer and wheel from the bolt. This will take the weight off of the wheel and make it easy to install the remaining wheel retaining bolts. You can then unthread the slotted bolt and replace the remaining wheel retaining bolt.
    Note: rotate the hub and install this bolt at the 12 oclock position to make hanging the wheel easier.

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  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hey Eric that sure is one miracle stud. We sure all an learn from Fixer:waving:
     
  3. ericg

    ericg LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes, he had a great knowledge of Walkers but he has not been around for a long time.
     
  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yes there are others great techs here I'm sure you will get to know all them :waving:
     
  5. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Here's one I robbed from RestroRob...

    Remove the flywheel bolt..
    Smack the PTO end of the crank with a BFH

    Comes loose everytime...Thanx Rob....

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  6. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I know what you're thinkin'....you guys that work on Lazers and Z masters...
    How do you remove the Aux Pto shaft and cowl...without removing the engine..
    Remove the hydrobelt and screen bolts..use a 3/8 air ratchet with a deepwell 10mm socket..

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  7. american dream

    american dream LawnSite Senior Member
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    For the walker wheel I always just wrap masking tape around it to hold in place then pull off when done.
     
  8. ericg

    ericg LawnSite Silver Member
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    you are talking about the wheel spacer correct? That is good but the wheel is still a pain to get lined up without some sort of guide. I wish Walker would go to a stud arrangement on the hubs like that on a car. It would make life a lot easier.
     
  9. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Whats a BFH????
     
  10. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Well...let me see if I can type this without the spellchek kickin it out...

    Larry...a BFH is a ...BIG FRIGGIN HAMMER...:weightlifter:
     

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