need help with leaf loader

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lawnman456, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. lawnman456

    lawnman456 LawnSite Member
    from ct
    Messages: 90

    i was using my truck loader today and one of my fins on the Impeller broke and i need to buy a new one or try to get it welded. my question is how do you take the Impeller off. do you have to get a puller or is there some other trick?

    i have a giant vac 10 or 12 hp tailgate mount.

    thanks in advance for the hel
  2. AmsoilPower

    AmsoilPower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 938

    It will be bolted on the end of the crank. You will probably need a puller, especially if it has been on for a long time. Or you can just try to beat it off the old fashioned way with some heat and a hammer. Reinstall w/ anti-seize for future removal.
  3. Ridin' Around

    Ridin' Around LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    If you do pull it and have it welded, be aware that there is a balance factor in play. If they put a bunch of weld on one side this thing may shake it's way back off and cause crankshaft or other damage. If you go to a good welding/machine shop they should be able to balance it for you. If you go to a shop that does drive shafts they should be able to balance this also.
  4. lawnman456

    lawnman456 LawnSite Member
    from ct
    Messages: 90

    i was going to buy a new one. crack is pretty bad
  5. bigmower1

    bigmower1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

    I would buy a new impeller because it is critical that the balance be perfect and the spot welded will probably be a weak spot and may not hold. also the way I get something like that off is I use an air impact chisel with the point and put it on the shaft and pulse it a few times and while doing it pulling on the fan. It should come off and if not, maybe you can use a puller, but i think the air chisel will do it. Maybe heat it up a little if necessary but not too hot.

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