In general, I have found a huge advantage in getting bearings and seals from a dealer or TM. I got 'stuck' with some not so great bearings (odd brand) at NAPA once that were more money than a dealer.... two that should have been identical were from 2 different MFG's and one was obviously 'cheaper' than the other, but neither was a Timken!
Yep Criswell, it is false economy to get cheap bearings. I try very hard to stick with Timken or SKF, sometimes NTN. If I have to put a east European or China bearing in, I would almost rather put the original back in. The good thing about IH was they seem to have over-spec'ed everything! From what I have seen the only 'failures' were caused by water. The wheel bearings on the 49 I had were apparently original tapered roller bearing with NO CAGE. Never seen that before, but the bearings were fine. Good for another 60 years after repacking.
Thanks for updating the 'list' Don. I don't have anything to add just now, except possibly to make the cross on the 6205 read '6205-J' That is a very common bearing and often (usually) has seals. 'J' indicates it's open with a steel ribbon holding the balls in place.
The ATIS list of Cub parts show the tranny input shaft to be 'SKF 60052RS' where it should be 6005-J. Had me thrown for a while, till I understood they skipped a dash and it should have read 6005-2RS..... Although it will work, 2RS means 2 rubber seals. Not really right in a lubricated gear box, but perfect for a snowmobile idler wheel:
Type 2RS - Molded rubber seal. This type of seal is Buna-N bonded to a steel insert. The seal is fixed into a groove in the outer ring. This type of seal can be removed but care must be used not to bend or cut the seal lip. Max operating temperature is 240° F. This type of seal makes contact with the inner ring providing better protection in contaminated environments than a metal shield. However, this results in an increase in torque and reduces the max speed capability of the bearing. Certain lubricants and chemicals react with rubber. The code for a single seal is RS.
I will have to check the service manual, but pretty sure you may need the plug on the 'side' of the housing, so pretty well need to order stuff from a dealer anyway. I may go poke around the bag that has the pulley in it and see what I can see. I don't want to pull the one off the Mott till I am done mowing for the year.
As for seals I found the same thing as Don has updated here:http://pdf.directindustry.com/pdf/incat ... 56723.html
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