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    I have a rear roller support bracket (ball door side) that needs to be replaced. Not sure how to do this. Whats the best way to remove the one currently welded on there? Should I grind, or cut? Rear roller dropped, the shaft busted and created a notch on the side of the machine, making the existing hole bigger! Also caused front roller to move forward into the rear of pindeck digging itself a nice little hole!
    Also does the new pit bearing support bracket need to mounted on top? can I mount it more towards the front facing the rear, thus not allowing the roller to go forward again? (sorry for the novel)

    It's one hell of a mess!
    thanks for any ideas or help.

  • #2
    Re: rear roller support brackets

    I drill the four 5/16 holes out first then use a chisel and chop the flange off,then poud it down flat,then bolt the new one on and your done. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img] in other words leave the welded bracket on!CRUD
    if things aren't going right just use a bigger hammer! DIRT


    • #3
      Re: rear roller support brackets

      Casey: I hate when that happens!! What I do is grind off the old bracket, then bolt a new one on. You will have to drill four holes in the side af the machine. I would mount the new bracket in the original place. Be sure to only use the shortest bolts possible, due to clearance between the drive sheave and machine side. The new bracket should be mounted in the original position because of the pressure from the front roller springs and the rear roller drive belt. GOOD LUCK!!
      Gene Simmons for president!!!


      • #4
        Re: rear roller support brackets

        Thanks guys,

        I took the grinder to the old one and bolted a new one on. I could only use 3 bolts due to the fact that the old one ate away some of the side of the pit when it sheared in half. It must have been running for quite some time to shear that shaft.



        • #5
          Re: rear roller support brackets

          too remove scrap, simply remove small plow and take a chisel and break off the protruding part. I always rotate the retainer counter it covers from noon to 4 o'clock(instead of 9 to 1). if anyone has seen a rear roller grind itelf upward....please call me. . .and mr guiness.


          • #6
            Re: rear roller support brackets


            i meant i rotate the retainer so it covers from noon to 8 o'clock. . . .you australian guys got me all confused. . . .LOL


            • #7
              Re: rear roller support brackets

              or wait a minute. . . .i guess it depends on whether its odd or even. . . .i think im goin to bed now


              • #8
                Re: rear roller support brackets

                Quote:]Originally posted by Coors:
                or wait a minute. . . .i guess it depends on whether its odd or even. . . .i think im goin to bed now[/QUOTE]

                have another coors then think about it.
                I'M going to have a bud and think about what you said. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] CRUD
                if things aren't going right just use a bigger hammer! DIRT


                • #9
                  Re: rear roller support brackets

                  i do it a slightly different way, i clamp a bearing to the dead centre of the hole in the machine, then place the rubber and retainer in the right position, then mark it, and drill it

                  i just get real picky on making sure that bearing is dead centre, so i don't get carpet problems.

                  never assume that its in the right place, thats where half the troubles start.
                  i don't need mods, i am a bloody genius


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