I've never seen a bearing broke like this before
Its been leaking for a few years and I thought it was a hyd line to the outriggers. Until my friend Scott grabbed and wiggled the tire when I had it jacked up digging a trench.
I don't know how it got broke but I have a feeling its one of two things. One when I first started working on our place I was putting in ditches buried to the axles in mud and could only move by pushing with the back hoe and curling the bucket and when I was trenching I could not get to solid material with the out riggers so a lot of the weight of digging went on the axle. Or two and most likely my Uncle had it and was square baling hay and dropping the bales in the field rather than hooking up a hay wagon. And having his 14 yr old son pick them up one at a time and take them to the barn. And he was doing it full speed hitting dead furrows jumping them with the tractor bouncing in the air.
I wish I had been there and seen it their ears would still be ringing
It sure was a pain taking this thing apart. Had to pull off the whole loader backhoe subframe. 37 1/2" to 5/8" bolts (I don't know what the actual metric size is) on each side. Plus a bunch of smaller stuff. Then as I was pulling it apart I found I had no where to put jack stands that would not hurt anything else. So I ended up having to suspend the thing from hoists overhead.
I hope I can find somewhere else to get the bearings and seals from other than the kubota dealer. I ordered a service manual a week ago and told them I would pay shipping to get it as soon asap. And they said I may get it friday. Who knows how long bearings and seals will take
I have work I have to get done and I need it back together.
When its up and running its a great little machine