Airens 924000 8 hp blower
I am trying to replace Wheel Axle Bushings but cannot get the axle out. My model has the "wheel lock" on one end which allows one to unlock the wheels so it will turn around easier . Then it can be locked for straight line use. There is a "groove pin" through that mechanism. At least the IPL calls it a groove pin NOT a split pin. Must I drill that out to remove the axle? Or am I doing something wrong.
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted by Andrew Finley View Post
Looking at the parts diagram there are 4 roll pins on the axle assembly, which consists of right axle with hub, axle shaft and left hub and a differential. But the number of roll pins used on the axles seem to vary by model number. The sizes are 3/16 x 1 and 3/16 by 1 and 1/4 on the left axle and 3/16 by 1 and 1/4 and 3/16 by 1 and 1/2" on the right axle. The roll pins are punched out in 2 parts, a large punch to reach the axle and then a 3/16" punch to drive through the axle. A roll pin is made of thin hardened steel and wound into one or several thicknesses and it acts like a spring so friction holds it in place. Very difficult to drill out due to hardness and shape.
2015 Ariens Platinum 30 SHO - model 921040
Once You get the Differential Lock off, the remaining roll pins in the axle can be difficult to remove. Use a Torch and penetrating oil to make things easier. OR, you can cut them off with a whizzer wheel. Getting them out with the axle removed from the machine can make it easier. GL