154 PTO lever fabrication

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154 PTO lever fabrication

Postby RonT » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:03 am

When I took my newly acquired 154 transmission out, I noticed the engage lever was pretty mangled and cracked. I know you can buy one for $12 from Hamilton Bob (who I highly recommend for numbered cub parts) but with the stay at home order, I have lots of time so why not fabricate a replacement.
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Bent and cracked PTO lever

After looking at a picture of what it is supposed to look like, I straightened it out to make a pattern. I also found a suitable donor (mower blade) to make it out of.
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Flattened lever and donor material

I cut out the material, fine tuned the shape and drilled the mounting and spring holes. I also brazed a grade 8 washer on each side of the pull rod hole to cut down on the wear.
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Roughed out
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The final product next to the original

I'm pretty happy with the results.
New project is a new battery tray as there was only rusted ends left.

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Re: 154 PTO lever fabrication

Postby Stanton » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:05 am

Nice job! 8)
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Re: 154 PTO lever fabrication

Postby Shane N. » Fri May 01, 2020 11:19 am

Looks great!
Every home is a school, what are you teaching?

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