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Mat Perucci

Broken axle tube pics

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Ouch. That looks like a bad day. I've gotten more conservative with my machines lately. That picture helps.

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Ketchamized
Ouch. What a bummer... Thank you for sharing that with us. I'll definitely take it easy with my tractor after seeing that. It does surprise me though. I have seen a picture of a guy pulling a large size speedboat with his B-110. Must've been a combination of the stress, the flat tire/lack of washer at cart axle, lack of transmission fluid?, and speed/jerkiness?

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Tom_Byrne
MY TWO CENTS: Tough break(excuse the pun). I'm not saying I'm right, this is the reason I was always a little paranoid about really pushing or over-working my tractors, if you want to call it that. I always had it in the back of my head that this is a forty year old machine, and no matter how little use it's had you still get metal fatigue. Thats why I never used AG's, filled the tires or loaded lots of weight across the back.

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Ketchamized
It's too late to repair that- it'd have to be replaced- But I was thinking, would it make any difference if someone got some steel pipes- strong & thick ones- cut them in half (vertically) and welded it onto a good axle? Would it help prevent this from happening?

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rjgoth
Hello all, I had a broken axle tube from my Landlord, mine wasnt completely broken off, but rather it had a fairly significan crack in it. My father is a machinist, so I showed him the axle tube and what happened to it, and he said that he could make me another one that would never break. I have attached two photos showing the old one and the new one. Please note the inner wall thickness of the new one is about a 1/4" (1/8" per side) thicker that the original (see end view picture). Also the material of the new tube is 4140 steel, which is a much tougher steel than that of the mild steel variety of the origial tube. My suggestion is to take the old tube to a machine shop, and tell them what you want to do and what material youd like to use... perhaps they could suggest a suitable material. Ryan [img]/club2/attach/rjgoth/P9181363%20%28Medium%29.JPG[/img] [img]/club2/attach/rjgoth/P9181364%20%28Medium%29.JPG[/img]

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Mat Perucci
Great info and suggestions keep em coming. Im not sure how im going to repair it yet but I guarantee that this tractor will be driving around again soon well before the first snowfall at least..

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