QA42a thrower help / ? on shaft play

Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:13 am

On my thrower the shaft that has the small sproket that drives the auger, I notice has some side to side play, not alot maybe 1/4". I keep it greased and assume there should be some play here but how much ?

And how could you take the play out other than shim washers ??

Re: QA42a thrower help / ? on shaft play

Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:15 pm

18 views and noone knows ???where can I find the answer ??

Re: QA42a thrower help / ? on shaft play

Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:04 pm

I have mine off right now and cleaned. I have very little play; less than a finger nail. I will take a close-up photo and you can compare yours to the photo to see if something is different. Looking at it it looks like the thick cotter pin prevents movement. Hopefully I can figure out how to post a photo.

Re: QA42a thrower help / ? on shaft play

Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:56 am

thank you , i would have thought lots of people here would have the answer...

Re: QA42a thrower help / ? on shaft play

Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:29 pm

I see now there is a set screw on the youlk where it goes over the shaft so you an loosen the set screw and slide the youlk further on the shaft and remove the paly. My question is do you want to remove ALL the play??

Also how would you change the bearings if needed ??

Re: QA42a thrower help / ? on shaft play

Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:53 pm

cvcman wrote:I see now there is a set screw on the youlk where it goes over the shaft so you an loosen the set screw and slide the youlk further on the shaft and remove the paly. My question is do you want to remove ALL the play??

Also how would you change the bearings if needed ??


In this post http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=57417
you will read how to remove the auger.
Dave

Re: QA42a thrower help / ? on shaft play

Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:55 pm

dont need to remove the auger, thx anyway, i am asking about play in the shaft at the small sproket

Re: QA42a thrower help / ? on shaft play

Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:11 pm

I thought you asked about changing the bearings on the auger, my mistake.
Dave

Re: QA42a thrower help / ? on shaft play

Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:13 pm

chain drives are made to be parallel.... so little or no play is the goal. set a straight edge on the two sprockets to ensure they are aligned then tighten.