Exspensive Mistake

Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:07 pm

How would you like to pay for and explain this one??
They left the drain plugs on the axles loose and the rear one fell out.

Sun Jan 16, 2005 5:30 pm

I replaced an axle bearing and a seal on a Massey Ferguson 40 Industrial Backhoe with that same type of axle. I inquired about the cost of the axle planetary and the axle differential lock assembly. The planetary and the ring gear was $1200 .The lock assembly was another $1000.

I just could only imagine what that unit cost.

Jack Fowler
Last edited by Jack fowler on Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Sun Jan 16, 2005 6:22 pm

:shock: OUCH!! That's a LOT of powdered money sitting in the bottom of that axle housing!!!

Sun Jan 16, 2005 8:30 pm

To replace all the damaged parts which include
-axle housing
-planetary complete
-differential housing
-center carrier complete
-bevel and pinion gear
-all brgs, seals and shims
-misc small parts

The cost is a mere $24,000 for parts and $2-3,000 labor
Of course we think we can save the axle at a savings of $2700
The axle housing is not available at this time and we haven't been able to find a used one yet.
We tried welding and boreing the ring gear bore but the casting wont take to welding so we are stalled for now.
This came from a local municipal landfill.
As if our taxes weren't high enough :shock: