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post #1 of 5 Old 12-30-2016, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Removing the auger shaft

I wanted to ask if anyone has ever tried removing the auger shaft without going through the whole process of splitting the machine in two, removing the drive pulley, and pulling out the impeller shaft through an often difficult bearing.

Knowing how the front gearbox (ie: "pignose") is made, seems to me it should be possible to remove the bolts holding both halves together and carefully split it apart, which should free the worm gear. Then I would just have to unbolt the auger shaft bushings at each end of the bucket and I should be able to pull the shaft forward. Has anyone ever tried this?

I have a project to replace the augers and seems this would be quite a time saver.
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A lot depends on the auger gearbox in your unit and it's construction. It also depends on whether the auger rakes are rusted onto the shaft or not. Then it depends on a lot of variables if it's possible. Personally I suspect it would be quicker and easier to split the unit apart and then have a shot at disassembling it.
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You should advise the make and model of the machine in question, so we know what we are dealing with.
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This is a pretty standard MTD machine and the gearbox appears to be identical to this one:



The augers are not rusted to the shaft.
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You'll have to pull the assembly out of the bucket. Not as hard as you might think, just gonna take a little time. GL
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