Woods 59 Mower Spindle

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Re: Woods 59 Mower Spindle "SUCCESS"

Postby BIGHOSS » Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:48 pm

Well it is back together and everything looks good. JR and Steve came by this afternoon for a mini-fest. JR watched, I handed tools to Steve while he did the work. :D :D :D

We did not make any pics, but re-assembling is pretty straight forward. I do not have a press, so we had to drive in bearings, sleeve and seals. The roll pin holes which holds it all together were a little tricky, but worked out well.

I think that the problem is rust and corrosion between the sleeve and shaft. This is much like trying to separate a cub seat post. But, the key is to have a large hydraulic press. Don't think that the Harbor Freight type is sturdy enough.

Total cost was less than $40, as opposed to buying a new one for $150 or so.
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Re: Woods 59 Mower Spindle "SUCCESS"

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:55 pm

BIGHOSS wrote:After failing with a BIG hammer and a hydraulic press finally got the sleeve removed from shaft assy with a big press in tool and die shop. It released with a "BANG". The sleeve had corrosion inside that bonded itself to the shaft. That is probably the reason for not being able to rebuild. Because of moisture and rust, the shaft is attached firmly to the sleeve.
But anyway, picked up new bearings and seals today for $33.61. Will try to make pics as I progress.

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