• FIRST AND LAST NAMES ARE REQUIRED WHEN REGISTERING

Balance gears, how to remove W/O complete dis-assembly

IH Cub Cadet Tractor Forum

Help Support IH Cub Cadet Tractor Forum:

dschwandt

Well-known member
IHCC Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2012
Messages
4,728
displayname
David Schwandt
Picked up a 124 this summer with a trashed transmission, differential and drive line.
Engine has been rebuilt in the past and is clean inside but has balance gears that are really loose.
They gotta go!
Have the bottom one out, that was the easy part.
However, I see no way to remove the upper one without removing the crankshaft.
No matter which way the crank is turned there is always a throw in the way of sliding the remaining balance gear off it's shaft.
I have heard of folks breaking the gear in order to remove it.
Any tips here from those of you that have done this successfully without screwing something up?

Thanks!
 

lpalma

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 19, 2008
Messages
1,285
Location
new jersey
displayname
Lewis Palma
I ended up lining the crankcase with a rag, then hit the gear with a chisel. One wack did the job.
After I removed said rag, I used a magnet stick to check for any wayward pieces.
 

digger

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
IHCC Sponsor
IHCC Supporter
Joined
Jun 22, 2002
Messages
15,925
Location
Park Rapids Mn.
displayname
Digger
Picked up a 124 this summer with a trashed transmission, differential and drive line.
Engine has been rebuilt in the past and is clean inside but has balance gears that are really loose.
They gotta go!
Have the bottom one out, that was the easy part.
However, I see no way to remove the upper one without removing the crankshaft.
No matter which way the crank is turned there is always a throw in the way of sliding the remaining balance gear off it's shaft.
I have heard of folks breaking the gear in order to remove it.
Any tips here from those of you that have done this successfully without screwing something up?

Thanks!
 

dschwandt

Well-known member
IHCC Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2012
Messages
4,728
displayname
David Schwandt
Sounds and looks like a plan Charlie!!
I knew I had seen those pic's somewhere, never gave the FAQ's a thought though.
Old age creeping up I guess.
At least we are not waking up in Buffalo (Snow-ma-geddon) this morning!!
 

Latest posts

Top