I have split Merlin so many times that I don't care to repeat the procedure again. I can say for certain that the splitting done in the video is an accident waiting to happen! No wedges in the front bolster, a chain holding the rear end of the tractor in the air, nothing blocking the rear wheels from rolling.... WOW.
The guy's delivery is funny and humorous, but the potential "fall"out from this splitting could have been very NOT funny and UN-humorous!
I just split my 57 Lo boy and was quite surprise how easy it is to roll around the rear half with one hand on the bell housing its light for sure, the jack and blocks on the front half is scary ..........
Tractors Owned: Banned for multiple site rule violations.
Circle of Safety: Y
Re: How NOT to split a Cub.
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:25 am
I like the fact that he knew it was the throw-out bearing ahead of time before splitting it, but then proceeds to say it will be a few days before the new part arrives from NAPA.........maybe he should have had part in hand before tackling this so it is not hanging on the tree for 3 days....