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Gear Box ( Walker ) ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowman, Oct 15, 2000.

  1. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    What would you do? I have a Walker MT-54 and the main gear box the shaft that the PTO goes into has a crack near the key-way. Would you just replace that one or would you replace all 4 of them on the deck? Mower has approx. 650 hrs. on it. Thanks for your advice.

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 519

    i would just change that one , good time to open and inspect
    the others,change the fluid and check for metal filings then make a better dission about changing the rest,how did you manage to crack that shaft i had a hard enough time cutting the pto shaft off that thing is soild steel, what did you hit?of what was out of balance?
  3. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    I bought this mower used. I'm sure the previous owner could tell me what happened. I have hit nothing. It was leaking fluid so I replaced the seal, this is when I discovered it was cracked at the keyway. He must have hit something very hard. Thanks for your input.

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