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Re: Weird axle break
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2017, 10:04:46 AM »
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Re: Weird axle break
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2017, 10:01:30 AM »
Let me know when your closer to wanting it done. I will need to see if the shop is empty as I know I have a truck to redo the drive line in also.
But I will help you .
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Re: Weird axle break
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2017, 09:43:48 AM »
I understand the work to play cinario. I still would like to redo the entire max 4 somewhere around feb or March if your interested. I just saw whippers pic of his springer which gave me the idea of putting the steering controls next to my seat instaid of reaching out in front.

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Re: Weird axle break
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2017, 09:36:52 AM »
Glad to hear your getting it done. Hope all turns out well also. If I can be of any help let me know .
Still like to make it down one weekend ? But if the work is there for my shop I am ready to take it on.
That is what pays for my toys !  8)
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Re: Weird axle break
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2017, 09:33:06 AM »
Took the bearing cage to a machinist on fri he said the reason the axle broke was because the bearing cage wasnít tru to the axle so it crystallized the steel. Heís making a new one now that is heavier than the old one.  Hopefully Iíll get it in on mon, so I can get back to working with the machine, I still have approximately 12 ac of phrag that needs to be matched down. I was supposed to be done by thanksgiving, will see.

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Re: Weird axle break
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2017, 06:17:52 PM »
Hay buddy did you get the Bearing cage you needed ?
Also how you making out with the machine ??
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Re: Weird axle break
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2017, 06:59:07 PM »
Mike is a Great guy ! I have talked with him before. I still have your # and now that I am getting freed up at the shop And Work I will try and help you if I can.
Sorry for the hold up it is just I had Way to many iron's in the Fire at one time ! :o
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Re: Weird axle break
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 06:55:12 PM »
Havenít removed the axle yet but itís not broke at the snap ring, or between the sprockets, it seems to be right at the tub. And yes the air in the tire was way too much. Iím not going to post how much letís just say 2 much. Iíve spoken to mike over at Richards and he recommended to get the axle out first then start ordering parts.       FYI they have been great.

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Re: Weird axle break
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 03:51:05 PM »
Thy Had Problems with those early axles snapping at the Snap Ring Grove that was cut into them. Thy have since stopped putting that Grove in them .
bet that is where yours snapped  ;)
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Re: Weird axle break
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 09:33:57 AM »
Air pressure in tires means a lot, you should be running the less possible, from 1-3 psi at most.  Higher pressures mean
the tracks are " pulling" forward way to much making axles snap.   Keep in mind axles should break before one bends the weak
frame.  Hope this helps a bit. Dave

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Re: Weird axle break
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 08:36:21 AM »
Richard should have just about anything you might need for that Max.
Tracks cause a lot of stress on a drive train. Lot's of maintenance. popcorn popcorn
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Re: Weird axle break
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 07:55:29 AM »
2000 max4,  solid splined axles, bearing extensions, rubber tracks, 23 hp vanguard that usually runs at 1/4 to 1/2 throttle for what I use the machine for. I purchased the 2 rear axles last year, I broke 1 so figured it would be best to replace both.

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Re: Weird axle break
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 06:47:37 AM »
We will try to help, but tell us more.  What machine?  Splined or bolted axles?  Tracks-rubber or plastic.  Bearing extensions or not? Dave

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Re: Weird axle break
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 07:08:17 PM »
Please tell me where,what size, and who to right the check out to.    this is a ďpitaĒ these axles are from last year.

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Re: Weird axle break
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 07:02:55 PM »
really need to get stronger axles for what you use that for.
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