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Hoarder needs help

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by partsandservice, Jul 18, 2020.

  1. partsandservice

    partsandservice Senior Member

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    I must make a confession, I am a Hoarder. Cat parts hoarder to be exact. Anyway I have a damaged axle housing that I would like to remove the planetary ring gear before scrapping. Any ideas on how to remove this gear? Prefix 525
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  2. Cmark

    Cmark Senior Member

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    Those gears are shrunk in. You'll need to cut the housing.
     
  3. partsandservice

    partsandservice Senior Member

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    I though that may be the case, I will experiment on this one because it is worthless at this point anyway.
     
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    Mike L Senior Member

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    If you need help with your hoarding, feel free to ship me some of the more valuable forestry parts and I will store them for you. No need to thank me, I’m just a helpful guy like that.
     
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    I would try making cuts on the housing where the four pins hold the gear. Cut into the pin some. Hit with hammer on the outer housing areas. With luck it will release the gear.
     
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    This thread scared me. I was afraid you were going to ship us all some stuff, and I don't know what I'd do with anymore, but... I will find somewhere.
     
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    OMG more of US on here, My own shop/barn/yard are loaded where I may need professional help!!
     
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  8. Cmark

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    By chance I was going through some old pictures and found some of a 972 I repaired in 2008.

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    How long was the ring in the freezer? Still looks frozen!
     
  10. kshansen

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    I have a feeling that was packed in dry ice for several hours!
     
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    Flat Thunder Channel Well-Known Member

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    Don't we all have space issues in our garages! I just used up some old foundation tar based sealer and some old 6x6's I had lying around. Nevermind the fact I held onto them for about 5 years before finding a project to use them on. Perfect encouragement for any hoarder. I dream of a junkyard someday..... My wife disagrees. Haha
     
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  12. Cmark

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    Liquid nitrogen at around -300F.
    You only get one chance with this kind of thing and if it doesn't go in first time, you've got to gas out $1000 worth of ring gear and start again.
     
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    Are the dowels in before or do you just have to put then in before it expands in place? I could see having a set of pins a couple thousands under size to use a guides.
     
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  14. Cmark

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    It's a long time since I did it, but notice I've put a yellow paint mark at about 1.0 o'clock. I would say that this means the gear will only fit in one position. I imagine that at least one of the dowels would be in place first as the risk of having to rotate the gear slightly once installed would be too great.

    I've got a few more pictures of this repair and if anyone is interested, I'll put them in a separate thread.
     
  15. Old Doug

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    We had a cabinet at work that was full of brake shoes and pads we couldnt cross the PN so today i scraped them if i had alot of storage room i would have saved some of them. I did save 2 sets of shoes that look like they fit GM pickups.
     
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  16. partsandservice

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    I am interested! Have not had time to try and extract the gear but I am going to get at it soon .
     
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    The hoard is consuming me. I sell some of but I mostly just keep stacking it. But at least I am not collecting star wars toys. For example.. mostly cat, there is one jd axle to the right KIMG0906.JPG
     
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    You need some pallet shelving. I see lots and lots more room if you move vertically :)
     
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    At any rate..... there is a lot of money sitting there.
     
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