John Deere TRS26 Drive Housing Cracked!
The drive housing cracked and separated on my TRS 26 today during snow removal. Wondering if itís realistic to try and replace/repair or if I should bury this thing. Iíve used the machine for 12 years since acquiring and itís been a beast. I love it. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: nova scotia-south shore - ave annual snowfall 199.4 cm ( 78.5 ")
i would weld that up and put another piece of steel over part of the broken area and run her . maybe put a piece on the other side too.
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Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
Definitely weld it. It will last "forever". No reason not too.
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Yup . . . weld with a reinforcing plate and you will be good to go. And keep an eye on it, as well as the other side . . . . that took time to fatigue, and would be a lot easier to fix if caught before it separated.
Last edited by tadawson; 01-21-2018 at 02:36 AM.