Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
I just had one frozen. I had a 2' pipe wrench and a shorter one. I heated it with an oxy-acetylene torch until it was red except where the torch was going to grip. Pulling and pulling down even with a pipe over the pipe wrench for extra leverage did not work. What worked was working the 2 pipe wrenches up and down, slowly working it free wondering if it was going to work, then it moved just a little. I wasn't even sure if it moved, then worked it again, then I was sure it moved, finally it moved, a lot, and around by hand.The oxy-acetylene torch was critical.
Oh, the board broke. And I didn't like using my 6' shale bar to turn it. I felt there was too much pressure on the gearbox using leverage.
1986 Ariens ST522, 5hp, 22"
1995 Murray Craftsman 10hp, 29" w. 12" impeller
A 1983 Real John Deere 10hp, 32" w. 12" impeller, 16" auger, 20" high front, cast iron gear box, chains
Noma 9hp, 27" w. 12" impeller
Noma 5hp, 24" w. 12" impeller, 20" high front
Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
Dynamark 8hp, 26", 12" impeller, for sale
Several other 5hp, 8hp, several 2 cycle, all for sale
Last edited by JLawrence08648; 12-29-2018 at 08:23 AM.