Removing spiral pin

Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:56 pm

I am trying to get the collar off of the rockshaft rod that the lift plat attaches to.
I can't seem to get the spiral spring pin to drive out.
Any suggestions?
Dave

Re: Removing spiral pin

Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:59 pm

Kroil or PB Blaster.

Re: Removing spiral pin

Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:25 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Kroil or PB Blaster.

Thank Don,
It has been soaking with PB Blaster for a few hours so far, I'll see if it is better tomorrow.
Dave

Re: Removing spiral pin

Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:36 am

Also use a straight punch to drive it out. Use one that just barely clears the hole. A punch thats tapered won't work. Grump

Re: Removing spiral pin

Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:25 pm

Still no luck getting it to budge.
It is a 5/16" pin and my straight punch is only 1/4".
I'll pick up a 5/16" punch and see if it helps.
I even hit the punch with a 5 lb. sledge, the vibration hurt and the pin didn't budge.
Dave

Re: Removing spiral pin

Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:48 pm

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Is the pin a roll pin or a spiral pin? I have drilled out roll pins.

Re: Removing spiral pin

Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:40 am

Those pins can break and you have to line the pin up or it won't drive out. I never done this but I know it happens and the rock shaft will appear to work till you get a load on it.

Re: Removing spiral pin

Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:46 am

Eugene wrote:Image

Is the pin a roll pin or a spiral pin? I have drilled out roll pins.


It is a spiral pin, the parts list call it a 5/16" x 1 1/2" coiled spring, it looks like a rolled up newspaper.
Dave

Re: Removing spiral pin

Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:38 pm

I finally got the pin out!
I found a 5/13" punch and had my son hold it with a pair of vise grips and hit it with a 5 lb. sledge hammer until it moved, once it moved it came out just fine.

Now, if I can just get the collar off of the shaft, I can't get a puller in the narrow gap between it and the frame :(
Dave

Re: Removing spiral pin

Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:00 pm

Dave, I don't know if this would work in your situation, as I know nothing about CC's. When I was struggling to get an outer cone off the front spindle on a Cub, Ralph suggested using an air chisel and working around the outside till it loosened. Worked well there.

bob