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Author Topic: PTO wheel wobble  (Read 567 times)

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Offline climber2

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PTO wheel wobble
« on: December 07, 2015, 09:40:07 PM »
So I tried running my mill for the first time today and noticed the PTO wheel wasn't looking right. I took off the band and wiggled the wheel... It moved the whole shaft moved.
Question is, is this appropriate or is it like normal with bearings...wobble equals wear. This is a timber harvester 36htd25, 2001 model year. The PTO shaft is supported by two pillow block bearings.
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Re: PTO wheel wobble
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2015, 10:04:14 PM »
climber
How about some pics of your setup? That would help put the problem together..

You have pics in your gallery, of trapped fox and beaver. So know you can do that... just have never seen a post where you talked about your trapping.. that would be interesting to hear about as well.
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Re: PTO wheel wobble
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2015, 10:32:08 PM »
I run a 30HT. I have double pillow block on the drive side and a single ball bearing on the idle
side.
My pillow blocks are radial bearings.
I have replaced both pillow bearings completely, and new pulley, and new drive shaft.
On the idle side I replaced the bearing.
The only time I had a lot of play was when I had a cracked drive shaft.
Check all the mounting bolts first.

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Re: PTO wheel wobble
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2015, 11:03:42 PM »
climber
How about some pics of your setup? That would help put the problem together..

You have pics in your gallery, of trapped fox and beaver. So know you can do that... just have never seen a post where you talked about your trapping.. that would be interesting to hear about as well.
True, I just can't figure out how to post with a picture. I think its an issue with the platform i m using.
I do very much enjoy trapping BTW...
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Re: PTO wheel wobble
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2015, 11:56:01 PM »
I run a 30HT. I have double pillow block on the drive side and a single ball bearing on the idle
side.
My pillow blocks are radial bearings.
I have replaced both pillow bearings completely, and new pulley, and new drive shaft.
On the idle side I replaced the bearing.
The only time I had a lot of play was when I had a cracked drive shaft.
Check all the mounting bolts first.
Any pointers on where to find those drive bearings? I did not get any manuals for this machine so I'm kind of blind when it comes to parts...
Timber Harvester 36htd25, 06 Ram 2500 5.9, 95 Chev 3500hd, 445ct Bobcat w/ Wallenstein winch, Bandit 200+, Countless chainsaws...

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Re: PTO wheel wobble
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2015, 12:17:45 AM »
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I just can't figure out how to post with a picture. I think its an issue with the platform i m using.
Have your gallery open, and your post open.
Just click on your pic in your gallery.. the one you want to show.
You will see the line just below your pic when it enlarges. That is the line you paste into your post. Nothing to it.  ;)
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