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Flail mower roller - dumb mistake

Postby RandyM » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:15 pm

My fast hitch flail mower needed a bearing one side of the roller. Thinking I would be proactive, I bought two bearings so I could replace each end. The first seated but with some difficulty using a jig I set up with a port-a-power. Being somewhat distracted and wanting to get the job done, I went right after the other end and it seated quite well.

Only problem - I never put the roller shaft in. Now I need to remove one of the bearings to make things right. I'm looking for some suggestions as to how to remove one of the bearings. I'm not specifically looking to save it and have that feeling it needs to be destroyed to come out.

Suggestions?

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Re: Flail mower roller - dumb mistake

Postby rkrupa » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:50 pm

That is funny! Good that you can humor yourself. It is an easy mistake to make. My first thought is to use a slide hammer to back the bearing out. Slide hammers come with a jaw that will hook the inside bearing race. I bet it will not be hard to get out.

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Re: Flail mower roller - dumb mistake

Postby Matt Kirsch » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:00 pm

Work on the one that went in easiest.

A little heat from a propane torch on the roller should expand it enough to get the bearing out without destroying it, and not get things too hot.

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Re: Flail mower roller - dumb mistake

Postby RandyM » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:00 pm

My thanks to each of you. Ill be looking for a slide hammer from some willing friend and i will try a bit of heat. Just have a few things are pushing their way up the To Do list ahead of this.

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Re: Flail mower roller - dumb mistake

Postby Eugene » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:15 am

Bearing splitter, gear puller.

I'd be looking around the shop for a solution. Heavy open ended wrench behind the race, tap wrench with hammer.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Flail mower roller - dumb mistake

Postby Matt Kirsch » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:50 pm

Unfortunately he is not trying to pull the bearing off a shaft. He is trying to pull it out of a 44" long tube. There's really no practical way to get behind the bearing.

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Re: Flail mower roller - dumb mistake

Postby RandyM » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:29 pm

Thank you Matt. I hadn't had the chance to reply to Eugene yet, but that's exactly my problem. Still haven't made back to the barn yet to work on it.

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Re: Flail mower roller - dumb mistake

Postby RandyM » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:53 pm

Ok success! Two pieces of 3/8" rod welded together after they were inserted into the bearing with one of them having a 90° bend. Add a couple of beater blocks and I was able to drive it out. The welds were 5"-6" back from the bearing so I was able to cut the straight rod off and the bearing was free.
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Re: Flail mower roller - dumb mistake

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:53 pm

A very clever solution. I like it. :applause: :applause: :applause: :thumbsup:


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