Front Axle Pivot Shaft

Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:17 pm

:help:

What the best way to remove the front axle pivot pin? I carefully heated the front and the back after removing the bolts. I've run out of PB. I bet it's gonna have to be manipulated into the press - or os there an easier way.

Thanks all - Ken

Re: Front Axle Pivot Shaft

Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:19 pm

I had to get mine red hot and drive it out. It wouldn't budge without lots of heat.

Re: Front Axle Pivot Shaft

Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:23 pm

Is it stuck in the axle or the lower bolster?

Re: Front Axle Pivot Shaft

Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:25 pm

If it is in the bolster you can spread it by driving a chisel in the slot in the bottom

Re: Front Axle Pivot Shaft

Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:26 pm

Boss Hog wrote:Is it stuck in the axle or the lower bolster?


THe bolster rocks correctly and easily on the shaft.

Re: Front Axle Pivot Shaft

Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:46 pm

I agree with Boss Hog. Just don't over due the spreading of the cast flanges, and break one off. Just enough to loosen the shaft pin. BTW--- the bolts have to be completely removed, they ride in grooves in the shaft pin.

Re: Front Axle Pivot Shaft

Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:06 pm

pvf1799 wrote:
Boss Hog wrote:Is it stuck in the axle or the lower bolster?


THe bolster rocks correctly and easily on the shaft.


The pin should not move in the bolster, it should move in the axle

Re: Front Axle Pivot Shaft

Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:38 pm

Boss Hog wrote:
pvf1799 wrote:
Boss Hog wrote:Is it stuck in the axle or the lower bolster?


THe bolster rocks correctly and easily on the shaft.


The pin should not move in the bolster, it should move in the axle

Hi Boss - I'm sill learning what part is what. Sure enough - It's not moving in the bolster. Silly me :oops: forgot the Pivot Shaft Runs through the axle - being held by the bolster on either side.

Bolts are all the way out. Going to need to purchase one new one. The threads where it passed through the bolster about where it rubbed the Pivot Shaft are all buggered up. Even a die won't fix these....

I am little anxious about spreading the cast on the bolster. Good caution will be observed.

Regards, Ken

Re: Front Axle Pivot Shaft

Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:26 pm

I just removed mine. It may be the first time it's been removed in over 60 years. Remove both of the bolts. You'll have to have the axle perfectly supported as not to put the pin in a bind after it comes out of the first bolster. And for some reason mine wouldn't drive out backward (towards rear of tractor). I had to lay on the ground and drive it out the front.

Re: Front Axle Pivot Shaft

Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:44 am

PVF1799 Wins over Front Pivot Shaft.

I found out that the grease fitting had not been there - who knows for how long??? It took lots of heat - one good sized welt on the back of my left hand - but it's out. I found out there was NO Bushing in the back of the axle. The front bushing is there - but not the rear....Seems ODD. One more part to buy.....

One more Win...Thanks to all for your help.