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Sickle mower pulley

Postby Dusty B » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:16 pm

Pulley for mower is loose on PTO - afraid of breaking it if I keep tightening it - suggestions???
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Re: Sickle mower pulley

Postby tst » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:53 pm

take the pulley off, check the splines on the shaft and pulley, if they are worn out you will not be able to tighten it

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Re: Sickle mower pulley

Postby Shane Nelson » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:29 am

The previous owner of the one I am working on must have been a brick mason at some point in his life and had some left over nails. I wouldn't recommend it I am just sharing the photo.
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Re: Sickle mower pulley

Postby Bob Triplett » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:43 am

I don't necessarily recommend the fix, however. After wearing out the splines on three pulleys and a shaft I bored out the old style pulley and repaired with a spline from Hub City (a second time). I then, reluctantly, welded the pulley to the pto shaft. No problems since. The Cub is dedicate to the sickle mower (and pulling). PS you can still remove the shaft to replace seals and bearings. Bob
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Re: Sickle mower pulley

Postby BIGHOSS » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:01 am

I am with Bob on his fix. I had both pto shaft and pulley with wornout splines. Since both in this condition were useless, I elected to weld them together. In the future the shaft can still be removed to replace if desired.
I chucked the shaft in a lathe with the pulley located in place. Using the tool bar as an indicator to check pulley for run out, I tack welded pulley to shaft. Removed pulley and shaft assembly and welded solid. Works great!
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Re: Sickle mower pulley

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:00 am

49Cubby wrote:The previous owner of the one I am working on must have been a brick mason at some point in his life and had some left over nails. I wouldn't recommend it I am just sharing the photo.


Possibly, using cut nails, to get the pulley turning true, then welding it, would work. If the splines are worn, the only proper fix, is a new shaft and pulley. Welding it on will get the job done, if you don't need the PTO for other uses.
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Re: Sickle mower pulley

Postby Dusty B » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:11 pm

OK! Thanks everyone! May try the nails first = did have a flat belt pulley on it but can use that on one of the other cubs so the weld job may be the process of choice for right now. eventually do it right w/new parts. Dusty B
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Re: Sickle mower pulley

Postby SONNY » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:39 am

I have a good mower and tractor to sell!---complete , good pulley/pto, tractor has been sitting for a year since last ran,---was converted to 12-v alt before I got it , has good matching tires too. thanks; sonny
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Re: Sickle mower pulley

Postby KETCHAM » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:59 pm

Glad to see I'm not the only one to have it welded to the shaft....Problem solved....It was a new pulley[$$$$] and I was using it a lot....OH WELL!!! Ketcham
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