Can't get pulley off deck!! Please Help!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PabsMaster, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    There's aren't any. Ferris heated the pulley up and then installed it. The pulley cooled and now has a Vise-Grip lock on the shaft. Heat the pulley with an acetylene torch and it will pop right off. You must be fast and use a lot of heat. If you take your time it will also heat the shaft and never come off. :weightlifter:
  2. PabsMaster

    PabsMaster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    I got it just took the spindle off and bang the shaft out came out nice too. barley any grease in it and its 7 years old. Should I go ahead and replace the bearings? or no?


  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,020

    Do they Have play:waving:
  4. BrunoT

    BrunoT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    I also thought it could be a snap ring. Better have a set of snap ring pliers and it's best to replace them rather than put them back on.
  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    When all else fails a 4.5" grinder with a metal cutting blade will surgically (better yet barbarically) remove the pulley.

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