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Steering gearbox

Postby john2189 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:39 pm

Does it have any gear oil, or just pump #2 grease in it? If so how do you know it’s full?
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Re: Steering gearbox

Postby Eugene » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:46 pm

Gun grease, 2 - 3 of pumps. You are just refreshing the existing grease. It's full from the factory. There is a plate on the side of the Ross steering sector. You get a bit of grease being pressed out or smeared between the plate and the sector, don't worry about it.
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Re: Steering gearbox

Postby john2189 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:06 pm

Ok thanks
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Re: Steering gearbox

Postby mozer71 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:58 pm

Hey this is good news! And we both have a 1971 Cub Lo-Boy.

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Re: Steering gearbox

Postby john2189 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:49 pm

Yes. I bought it last fall from the company that I retired from. It runs really well but the deck is rusted and full of holes. Still usable if you’re not picky about that kind of stuff. Even with the holes, it still does an ok job of mowing.
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Re: Steering gearbox

Postby mozer71 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:28 pm

Hi. It was interesting about 20 years ago but they don't change much. We do and I thought the 3260 deck was super . Since I didn't know better, I fixed it well . It does have some weak spots like the master arbor/ pulley/ jackshaft of the deck. The tension and trouble it experiences would wear anything. It would probably break something. I don't like sheet metal steel pulleys which wear in the pressure angle. Then, even after replacing the expensive belt, it wears again. It is taking an imprint of all the belts which screeched and wore that pulley.
It is a pain but when stuff is slipping, it is only a matter of power delivery. Belts are so expensive these days, we don't want a terrible pulley ruining them so quickly.
Looks like Wood's decks have the iron pulleys. They can be internally refaced to the profile of a new belt.

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Re: Steering gearbox

Postby john2189 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:47 pm

Yes I would like to find a woods 59 for it
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