Another PTO guard thread - How do I pull this one off?

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Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
NZ
Evening

I can't for the life of me figure out how to get this one off without destroying it.

The two flat head screw things just keep turning around, no amount of levering or prying or swearing will remove it. If it's any help, it says "MADE IN ITALY" on it and if it's the original shaft/guard for the machine, it'll be about 20 years old.

Any ideas?
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There was a wasp hiding in there which was exciting.
 

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Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
NZ
Are the screw heads not eccentric? You just turn them 90 degrees then the sheath should slide back over the top of them.
Hmmmmm, yes I did notice they sort of slide over to one side when they're turned 90 degrees but I couldn't make much sense of it.

When you say sheath, you're talking about the part with the grease nipple, right?
 

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
Hmmmmm, yes I did notice they sort of slide over to one side when they're turned 90 degrees but I couldn't make much sense of it.

When you say sheath, you're talking about the part with the grease nipple, right?
Yes just the end over uj, it’s should slid back over the tube. I’m not familiar with that exact guard but I’m guessing once its slid back it will release the plastic collar that holds it all to the shaft.
 

Henarar

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Somerset
just turn the two plastic slot-headed retainers so they line up with the holes and the whole guard will pull off the bearing
 

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Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
NZ
Well done everyone. I turned the eccentric screws until they lined up with the hole, then very carefully tapped them through while gently pulling on the yellow plastic guard/"sheath" until it popped off.

Pics if anyone in the future is interested

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Now to get the seized yoke off the shaft. Traditional/creative methods haven't worked, so I guess I'll split the UJ in place and put a puller on it with a bit of heat.
 
Well done everyone. I turned the eccentric screws until they lined up with the hole, then very carefully tapped them through while gently pulling on the yellow plastic guard/"sheath" until it popped off.

Pics if anyone in the future is interested

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Now to get the seized yoke off the shaft. Traditional/creative methods haven't worked, so I guess I'll split the UJ in place and put a puller on it with a bit of heat.
Seized joint just remove it with a grinder
Cut through the x and tap/push the caps out
 

Sausage

Member
I think he means the yoke won’t come off the machine. Ratchet strap around yoke to loader or shed post and give the yoke some hammer to try and release the bond.
 

Dave W

Member
Location
chesterfield
I think he means the yoke won’t come off the machine. Ratchet strap around yoke to loader or shed post and give the yoke some hammer to try and release the bond.
Ah yes I miss read it.
I'll take a stab in dark it's a round shaft and key rather than 6 spline. Going to take some shifting
 

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