I have a tow behind broadcast spreader that I'm trying to get working
again. There's three parts to the assembly that's fouled up, the gear to
the spreader plate, an axle-driven gear wheel that turns the gear to the
spreader plate, and the cover.
The gear wheel assembly should move freely in relation to the cover, but
does not. My question is this: Is the gear wheel likely to use a press
fit or a screw fit to tie the gear wheel to the cover?
This is the spreader in question.
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On 06 Dec 2008 23:59:45 GMT, Puckdropper cast forth these pearls of
What do you mean by the gear wheel? The axle driven gear should be
independent of the cover plate. Most likely, you've got it crudded up from
not cleaning it out after spreading fertilizer or salt (in the winter).
You're in the best position of any of us to determine how the cover
attaches, to cover the gear. You can actually look at it. We can't. From
what little bit can be seen in the picture, I would guess that the cover
plate either unscrews from the body of the shroud, or perhaps pries off.
Ah yes, shroud. That's the word I was looking for in the second
paragraph. Sorry for the confusion.
The gear wheel is a ring on the inside of the rotation assembly that
turns a gear to turn the spreader plate. As the axle turns, the gear
wheel turns. Connected to the gear wheel is a plastic shaft that goes
through the shroud to tie to the axle. On the other side, the cover has
a bearing that the axle continues on to. It's the part between the gear
wheel and shroud that is giving me trouble.
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