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Toro Auger Bearing

One of the things I Dislike about working on Toros, is the Bolt Setup for the Auger Bearing. They use carriage bolts instead of a flange with studs like Ariens uses. Instead of pulling the gearbox and impeller as usual, I just tacked the bolts in with the mig welder. Worked out Well. Another thing I've found to make this job easier, is the 5/16 8 point socket on a long extension to remove those 4 point set screws. Just my 2 cents.
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What model TORO is it??????????

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That is the same set up my 2000 924 powershift has. Mine is currently in pieces waiting for the bushing to come in the mail.

Good idea on the mig weld. I am going to put a spot of JB weld on mine to hold them in place. I do not have a welder.
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i do like toro but man those bearings are a pain. at least with 924 series ariens, if the hub was seized you had something for a puller to bite on because the pulley could be removed from the hub, with those if there seized have fun getting the pulley off
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One of the things I Dislike about working on Toros, is the Bolt Setup for the Auger Bearing. They use carriage bolts instead of a flange with studs like Ariens uses. Instead of pulling the gearbox and impeller as usual, I just tacked the bolts in with the mig welder. Worked out Well. Another thing I've found to make this job easier, is the 5/16 8 point socket on a long extension to remove those 4 point set screws. Just my 2 cents.
According to the Toro service manual,to get those screws out you use a long 3/8 drive socket extension.You put the ratchet end over the screw and put an adjustable wrench on the square socket end.I did it that way myself,twice,on my Toro 521.Your way is just as good,I'm sure.
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Had to Do another Toro auger bearing today, only to find My Mig was out of Welding Wire. I was able wrap some Aluminum Foil Strips around the carriage bolts to hold them in place long enough to reassemble things, so I didn't have to pull the rakes and impeller.
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GEvening Guys...... I've seen a few of these PIA Carriage Bolt setups in odd, hard to reach places. This tip is for the guys With OR Without a mig welder (Or ANY welder for that matter). I use what they refer to as "push nuts" on the shaft of the bolt. They are simply stamped spring steel, round outside, much like a washer, and usually star shaped in the center, They are very thin. if you've ever been the first to remove brake drums on a new car, they are the small thin PIA washers that hold on the drum as the car goes down the assembly line. I get then in the 5/16 size (or matched to the size bolt you're working with), they will simply push down the threaded portion of the bolt and hold it in place with enough tension to lock the square in the hole. They are very thin and springy.......Best part is, they are pennies and can be left in place forever, as they will not interfere with the flange or nuts that will go over the bolt. I stock bags of them in all sizes, as I work alone and have 'Alligator Arms'. Hope that helps you all. GLuck, J
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Sorry, Quick add-in on the Push Nuts, They are available at any decent hardware store. I use Ace Hardware, but auto/truck parts stores have them also. I can't post pix yet, but google push nuts and they show up.. Fastenall will have them also. GLuck, J
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