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My JD 726 may finally have to be put to rest.

The drive sprocket is stripped out and spins freely on the drive shaft. Not a good thing when the part is NLA, no longer available. Anyone have any suggestions? Sources for used parts?
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Any picture of the sprocket in question? Good pictures and chain type would be helpful.
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Any picture of the sprocket in question? Good pictures and chain type would be helpful.
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That's close, but not quite it. The part number is AM33116.


If I can figure out how to insert a picture I will do it.
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Can you drill a hole in it and put a bolt through it or does it slide back and forth?

Actually, welding would be quicker and easier...

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Can you drill a hole in it and put a bolt through it or does it slide back and forth?

Actually, welding would be quicker and easier...
The drive shaft is a hexagon and sprocket slides on it. A bolt or roll pin already occurred to me. I'd only have one forward speed, and no reverse, but it might get me through the winter.
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you could try taking it off and tapping holes in it, but without putting them in all the way, that way they just slide over the hex shaft but are not permanently installed
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and locked in one position
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To add on to 43128's idea, maybe if your hex shaft is long enough you could consider rigging up something to the end of the gear like part of a wrench or socket or some other hex shaped piece of metal. Could probably cut part of the gear off if needed.

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This is the great thing about these types of forums. You're drawing a blank for a good solution to a difficult problem. So you ask the question and in short order someone posts a good idea for solving your problem. I think that a appropriately sized, cut off socket welded to the side of the gear may just solve my problem. I guess I'll find out this week end.
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