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Walker Mower PTO Shaft

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by hawaii, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. hawaii

    hawaii LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Posts: 34

    Just wondering if anyone follows a maintenance schedule to replace the PTO u joints or just inspect and replace when there is some signs of wear. Don't want the joint to break in the middle of the season and have to replace the shaft as well.
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    As long as you give the joints a shot of grease now and then they will last a long time. The splined shafts show less wear than the old rectangled shafts. My Walker is a 1996 and with 4 decks, I have never replaced a u-joint.
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,190

    Just be absolutely sure that the joint takes grease. I pull the deck and slip the back part off to grease. The flex shaft can freeze up over time so be sure and slide it to keep it free.

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