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t box

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by cclllc, Dec 22, 2002.

  1. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    Has anyone ever repaired or replaced their t box on a dixie chopper?I have a couple of '96 models and one seems a little noisy.I saw some in j-thomas for 174 dollars.
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,701

    I think I read that Homer rebuilt his. Maybe he will see this thread and respond.:)
  3. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    Yes ,I read his and was hoping that too.
  4. Fine Lines Lawn

    Fine Lines Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    I have replaced a couple of T boxes. Getting noisey is not a good sign. I'll check the files tomorrow to refresh my memory as far as the price goes.
  5. BLAST

    BLAST LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 1

    yes they can be repaired.
    if you have a newer D C you can buy the new style T BOX and plum your hydo tank into it .
  6. burnandreturn

    burnandreturn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Germany
    Messages: 303

    I have rebuilt mine. I had the lower seal go out. Wasn't very hard to rebuild. I put new bearings on the shafts and new seals. The biggest problem I had was getting the pulley off the bottom end. Ended up using a tie-rod puller, worked great.

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