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Auger Flights, advice needed

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Been working on my JD1032 since it failed to really run right the first snow the other day. I am on to my Auger flights right now, but I am having a problem getting them off. Am I missing something, or are they rusted on? I took out the shear pins, and have been soaking PB in it. Pic below.

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Sounds about right on an older machine, rust. Next is applying heat and you might even end up having to find a press.

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YEP - they can be a real bear. Heat and patience is your best bet...... Good luck!



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Thanks guys. Kind of figured. I have been using PB, but I think it is time to step it up to Acetone and ATF. Also, my little blue torch might need an acetylene brother.
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Once the shear pins are out you can try a pipe wrench on each one and try to get them spinning.

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Thanks guys. Kind of figured. I have been using PB, but I think it is time to step it up to Acetone and ATF. Also, my little blue torch might need an acetylene brother.
Or at least step it up to MAPP if you're talking about a handheld propane.
That is if you haven't tried it already

Best bet is heat it up and wait a few seconds and then start to apply the penetrating fluid. Don't do it red hot but hot. As it cools it naturally wicks the fluid in.


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Yeah - Mapp gives you way more heat...... you can drill some little holes to add more lube into if you get desperate



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thank you all. and thanks for the reply JT in my pm! Going to start a new thread with the rebuild of this monster. NOT going to be a stock fancy boy rebuild. going to be a working machine with some cool add ons.....because i can.
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Been poking at the flights off and on this morning. Got a bottle jack and some chain and started applying pressure. Homemade penetrating oil, heat, pressure.....nothing. ugh! I will win.....hopefully.
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Wow, good luck!

Could you try rotating them, rather than attempting to just slide them? Something like sticking a 2x4 through each auger, holding one 2x4 steady, and using the other one to twist the auger on the shaft?

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