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Beth and Allen    Posted 04-25-2020 at 17:49:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Cracked transmission housing ( bell Housing) Need advice
  • The wagner front end loader I removed from our naa had been modified. It was shortened and and bolted to the bottom of the transmission, over time it cracked the housing at the area of the 4 bolt holes in the bottom of the bell housing, with a crack extending up the side of the housing about 2 1/2". The area of the 4 bolt holes cracked so bad they fell out. I cleaned them up, V-ed Out the edges of everything including the holes they came out of and welded them back in, so far it looks as if I've saved the transmission, I drilled a hole at the end of the crack, v-ed it out and welded up the crack. I plan to split the tractor at a later date and weld every thing from the inside. Does anyone with more experience on something like this have any advice on anything else I should do. The front end loader I rebuilt extends back and bolts to the rear axle,so it shouldn't stress the transmission housing. Thanks and God Bless, Beth and Allen.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 04-26-2020 at 22:22:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Your how far away?

    Merlyn Michael    Posted 04-26-2020 at 12:46:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Sounds good.
    If it don't leak, it'll probably be good til you get inside.

    Beth and Allen    Posted 04-27-2020 at 09:49:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I'm in southern New Jersey

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 04-27-2020 at 18:36:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • A bit too far for me.
    Hope you can find a decent case if need be.

    Beth and Allen    Posted 04-26-2020 at 16:09:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re:Thanks Merlyn
  • I don't have to worry about leaks, the damage was to the bell housing area (clutch housing).My very big concern was (is) the possibility of the tractor breaking in half at this area if I didn't get it right. The welding on this wasn't the same as welding pieces of steel together, the transmission is cast steel, You can't just keep welding till it's all welded up, if you do it will get too hot and when it cools you get more cracks. You weld little bit and let it cool slowly or even keep it warm with a small torch and slowly bring the heat down by reducing the flame if the area you're working in is cold. I also worked small areas then moved to another spot and welded till all my welds were joined. I really hope I got it right, time will tell when I put the old girl back to work. God Bless, Beth and Allen.

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