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Old 05-05-2013, 04:02 AM
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Default Elec PTO Bearing Repair

My brother has a MTD cc that the pto bearings went out of. Told him to ship me the pto and I would rebuild it. I don't remember his model, (which is funny, cause I just sold it to him) but it really doesn't matter. Almost all electric PTO clutches are made similar. Hope this helps someone!

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Here is where they roll the metal down to hold one bearing in. You need to take a die grinder and grind these "tabs" off.

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The inner bearing had come completely apart, so I put the balls back in and tack welded them in place to I could press the old bearing out.

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Here are the "tabs" on the other bearing. One bearing only had 3, the other had.... um, lots.

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Not a great pic, but it shows the rasp bit I used and how the tabs look after grinding.

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All clean and disassembled. Old bearings laying out.

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One new bearing pressed in place.

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Now, take a sharp center punch and make new tabs to help hold the bearing in place. I don't always do this, and have never had a bearing come out. But, easy to do as added safety.

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The other bearing, with new tabs.

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Reassembled and ready to install!

A new PTO is about $300. I got the bearings for about $25 a piece...... GOOD SAVINGS!!
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