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185 drive shaft

Postby Als » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:38 am

Before I order aftermarket drive shafts for my 185 with a creeper drive I would like to check the dimensions/fit of the journals. Main drive shaft where throw out bearing rides, opposite end where attaches to coupler. The splines are good.(hardened). The journals are suspect. Hole in shaft for couplers pin is oblong which could be repaired.
Pto shaft journal where it is mated with the needle bearings. Inner bearing failure also makes this one suspect. About .747 .002-.003 wear on journal nearest key.
Does anybody have the print dimensions? Or a good unworn shaft to check them.
I really hate to spend that kind of money and have a lesser quality aftermarket part when mine would be perfectly serviceable. Or even better than a replacement. The aftermarket one could easily not be case hardnend.
Thanks for your input.
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Re: 185 drive shaft

Postby SONNY » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:45 pm

My unit has been running heavy use for the last 7 years that I have owned it, and the shafts were sloppy when I got it and are no worse now after all the bush-hoggin that I do with it every year,--- so I would say if it is still moving the mower,--leave it alone.---You do know that these came from the factory with a very sloppy fit--don't you????? thanks ; sonny
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Re: 185 drive shaft

Postby gitractorman » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:23 am

Check with Hamilton Bob's, one of the site sponsors. He would be your best bet to find these parts.

As sonny said, I wouldn't be too concerned with a little slop. It's definitely not a "precise" machine.
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Re: 185 drive shaft

Postby BigBill » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:19 pm

Look at where the shaft goes into the clutch spline. I seen the splines wear.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: 185 drive shaft

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:41 am

The splines do wear. A new driveshaft has square shaped splines and when worn, they become shaped like triangles.
Both the driveshaft and the clutch seem to wear at about the same rate.
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Re: 185 drive shaft

Postby BigBill » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:05 pm

Since my 154 had worn the splines down on the clutch disc I was thinking of adding a small hole in the clutch disc so the splines can be lubed. I had about 1/16” of the spline left.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.


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