Well today is not going good at all... I have a truckster spreader mounted on the front of my mower, works awesome, when it works... I have been having trouble getting the set screw to hold tight enough on the bottom of the impeller, that connects it to the motor. I tried a new screw, still slipped. Tried grinding a little flat spot on the shaft for the set screw to set, still slipped (I think the threads in the aluminum collar are giving out) So I got pissed after having been stopped two times today and I drilled a hole clear thru the shaft and put a pin in it. Worked great! for about an hour. Then the shaft snapped in half where I drilled the hole. I had a bad feeling that was going to happen... Has anyone ever replaced the shaft on that motor before? I think it's pressed thru the gear on it. My other option is welding it back together. There's about a half inch left coming out of the motor, hopefully I can have it welded. But will it hold? I was surprised how much torque that little motor has! Only other 2 options is a new motor for $240 or a whole new spreader for like $350. What a crap day... I'd push spread them all, I have a great Lesco push spreader, but my knee and arthritis don't like doing that right now. Kills me to walk on too many slopes and trying to maintain 3 mph. I told them to let me demo a permagreen, for about 2 days so I can get everything done... Nice thought but they don't have one currently and I think he knows I don't have the $$$ to buy one! Any idears? I figure we will try to weld and fab something to work. wish me luck!