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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.
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-20-2018, 08:12 PM
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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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Yup, see if you can weld it up like NWCOVE said. if not, scrap it. Pull the engine and sell that on craigslist.
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Definitely weld it. It will last "forever". No reason not too.

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post #5 of 6 Old 01-20-2018, 10:05 PM
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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.

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Even if you can't weld it right now you could probably get 2 plates and bolt them together and sandwich the broken part.

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