Splitting a B (Sort Of) - Need guidance

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Splitting a B (Sort Of) - Need guidance

Postby Urbish » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:17 am

I'm planning to replace the 3rd and 4th gear pairs on my B this winter as mine are badly chipped and worn. I ordered good used gears from Rusty Acres Ranch. Can anyone share the proper way to support the front and rear halves to facilitate transmission removal? I've never split a tricycle tractor before.

Note that I flushed this transmission out with kerosene last year when I discovered the extent of the wear. Magnet fishing yielded about a tablespoon or two of metal chunks and filings. All of the oil troughs and passages to the bearings were plugged with debris. I suspect that once I get this out on the bench, I'll end up doing a complete rebuild as it was clear the bearings weren't getting much lubrication.

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Re: Splitting a B (Sort Of) - Need guidance

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:29 am

should be "easier" than a Cub or A since there is no axle for the weight to pivot on. I would bolt a splitting stand/jack to the implement mounting holes like you would a Cub to support the back of the front half. If you have an overhead hoist, that is the best. For the rear jackstands should work.
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Re: Splitting a B (Sort Of) - Need guidance

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:29 am

Post your journey of the transmission rebuild on here for others to enjoy and benefit from!
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