IH 185 Remove Right Side Final Drive

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IH 185 Remove Right Side Final Drive

Postby kramjo » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:31 pm

I'm new to forums so please correct me if I'm screwing up. I have a lo-boy 185 purchased in 1975 by my father-in-law. I have managed to keep it running and do minor adjustments over the last 13 years. Now I have a problem that I think is beyond my skill set but I am willing to try.

The right side inner bearing of my lo-boy blew out. I think the final drive has to be removed in order to do the repairs. It appears the frame is in the way so my questions are:

1. Do I need to remove the final drive or should I anyway?
2. If I do, how? My shop manual does not have enough detail. It looks like I can remove the differential shaft and then unbolt and slide the final drive toward the back to free. All the other required parts are removed, brake rod, tire, pto mower deck, and its all jacked up and supported.
3. Is there a detailed manual that I should purchase for a better idea

Thanks

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Re: IH 185 Remove Right Side Final Drive

Postby dgrapes59 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:13 pm

Welcome to the forum!

I am not familiar with the numbered series, but I am sure someone who is will be along soon. :wink:

Check the manual links at the top of the page and see if there are any that offer more information than what you have.

Good luck,
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Re: IH 185 Remove Right Side Final Drive

Postby Eugene » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:18 am

GSS-1408, Service Manual for Numbered Cubs is quite good. I purchased my service manual from one of the advertisers on this site.

I checked my manual to see if you could remove the rear axle without splitting the tractor. No definitive answer.

My thought, I would remove the sheet metal and have a closer look.

I split my 154 and slide the rear end out to work on the PTO, clutch, and creeper. Also let me inspect the brake bands, drain and replace the fluids.

Edit at 1:25 PM. Drove out to the acreage to take a look at my 154. It doesn't look like there is enough room to work on the bearing without splitting the tractor and then removing the final.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: IH 185 Remove Right Side Final Drive

Postby kramjo » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:57 pm

Thanks for taking the time to look into this. I had kinda come to the same conclusion. I have the tractor fairly well apart and see the frame is clearly in the way. I will look into buying the Service Manual to get a better idea of the complexity. I'm already deeper into this then I have ever been into anything mechanical. I am glad to know I have support if I go forward.

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Re: IH 185 Remove Right Side Final Drive

Postby Eugene » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:11 pm

If you don't have one, get TC 131 International Parts Catalog. The parts manual will show you how things go together.

If the tractor is still on wheels, remove the mower deck and drain the rear end. You will need a large catch pan for the hydraulic fluid. You will need to get under the tractor to free up the clutch and brake linkage.
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