Re: Main Outhaul early SM 2K
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Many ways to skin this cat. When this shaft seized in place on Aletes, we stacked cribbing under the gear box to the deck to spread out the load and used a hydraulic jack to push the shaft out. Having applied brut force on a previous disassembly and breaking the top cover of the gear box, this time I was careful to shim between the gear box and boom so that the force of the jacking didn’t break the cover. Now we pull and lube the shaft every 3 to 6 months.
Rock Hall, MD
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I’ll get my tool made and report on its efficacy, with pics if it works
;-)>. Will definitely take all advice, trim the key and the shaft, use NeverSieze, and remove every 3 months for regreasing.
I’ll spray some PB Blaster around the top seal, but doubt much if any will make it past the seal. Dry Ice and heat if the tool doesn’t work.
Jeez, somehow I make seemingly simple tasks into major productions. At least this one seems to have given most everyone problems...
When I had to drive out the shaft with a sledge hammer I found that as soon as the key cleared the keyway the shaft slid out easily. I believe the key is the only thing that needs to be adjusted. I remove the shaft 4 times a year and lubricate it with high temp. stainless Neva-Seez and have had no further problem in over 10 years.
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
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