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In the belly of the beast!

got around to removing the belly pan. cleaned out the old grease. lubed the hex axle and other recommended points. i guess it looks alright?
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Looks to me like you've got a little too much of the wrong grease on that shaft. Wipe about 80% of it off. You DON'T want to have any excess grease drop down on your drive disc or rubber drive wheel.
If that's just "regular" grease you may want to switch to a light Lithium. JMHO
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I think that is the before photo I do not see any grease????

When you grease cover that Drive wheel......If you get any on Drive wheel or friction disc put some fresh gas on a rag and give both a good wipe down.
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I think that is the before photo I do not see any grease????

When you grease cover that Drive wheel......If you get any on Drive wheel or friction disc put some fresh gas on a rag and give both a good wipe down.
It does look like the before pic to me also.

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How's the friction disk condition? Any cracks or chunks missing?

Also check the tightness of the bolt on the Large gear. I discovered it loose on my old snowblower once.

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Is that a plastic gear on the drive axle?
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Is that a plastic gear on the drive axle?

Plastic?? Please, we in the industry call it engineered composite material.

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Looks to me like you've got a little too much of the wrong grease on that shaft. Wipe about 80% of it off. You DON'T want to have any excess grease drop down on your drive disc or rubber drive wheel.
If that's just "regular" grease you may want to switch to a light Lithium. JMHO
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No Joe....I thought it looked like glopped on grease on hexshaft as well but then I double clicked on the pic. for a close up and it is rust/dirt. So he said he greased it hence before photo....haha......oh well.
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thx for the replies. i cleaned off the hex shaft (dirty brown liquid) and did put fresh multi-purpose grease on it. didn't put much on, but could remove some if recommended. i don't have any light lithium, just regular white lithium. i don't recall a specific manual recommendation.

the rubber friction disc is in good shape. it had been replaced in 2016.

yes, the large and small gears are a non-metal material. looks in good shape after 12 years.
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Yeah looks in great shape. Solid! Overall looks good and tidy.....you are doing the right things to it so you should be ready to go. Check augers??? Wheel shafts lubed??? Oil changed??? Belts checked??? Skids set??? Sorry not trying to add...just reminding. The Belly is looking set!!! Make sure Drive disc and friction disc are clean before you put pan back on.
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