Lely mower driveshaft

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by Dave W, Mar 14, 2019 at 10:05 PM.

  1. Dave W

    Dave W Member

    Location:
    chesterfield
    Got a customers machine in. Lely optimo.
    The long hexagon driveshaft has gone in the bed.
    kramp, granit, agco etc all drawing a blank.
    Anyone know if the shaft is a stock size that can be bought from a steel stockholders?
    I know the older square shaft was available like that
     
  2. bobk

    bobk Member

    Location:
    stafford
    Weld it , I did . if it's worn you'll have to buy a scrapper , is it a 240 ? I know of a couple
     
  3. Dave W

    Dave W Member

    Location:
    chesterfield
    I'd get round it if it was mine. It's a customer so ''alternative'' repair not really an option for now
     
  4. Mur Huwcun

    Mur Huwcun Member

    Location:
    North West Wales
    Normal steel bar wouldn’t work on the square ones, know of a few that tried. Not sure if the hex is the same but a brocken 280 one was ideal to repair a 240! They always broke right by the gearbox drive!!!
     
  5. davidroberts30

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    It's 14mm hex shaft

    Iirc it's 410 stainless
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019 at 9:52 AM
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  6. Ali_Maxxum

    Ali_Maxxum Member

    Location:
    Chepstow, Wales
    Still?!?! We bust a couple of teeth on a pinion and disc gear in ours back in August.

    Parts were an absolute nightmare then, more than 6 months later and they're still scarce? I'm glad we didn't change it for another now.... It's a shame cos they're good mowers.
     
  7. Dave W

    Dave W Member

    Location:
    chesterfield
    I've got an idea in the back of my mind that you can turn it round and get a second bite at it the other way somehow
     
  8. the-mad-welder

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Parkside steel have found me several bits of oddball stuff in the past.
    http://www.parksidesteel.uk.com
     
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  9. FarmerFrank88

    FarmerFrank88 Member

    Try cam ag we have bought various lely parts from them had no bother from any of it yet
     
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  10. davidroberts30

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    410 stainless steel 12% chrome hardness- 400 vickers 70 rockwell 381 brinnell
     
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  11. FarmerFrank88

    FarmerFrank88 Member

    There are a few different lenghts https://www.camagcheshire.co.uk/lely-drive-shaft-4124107380-779-p.asp
     
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  12. davidroberts30

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    The larger mowers use 2 shafts just joined half way on 1 of the disc units

    Maybe finds shorter shaft And do similar
     
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  13. Jim B

    Jim B Member

    Shocking the parts supply is still like this.

    Kind of makes some Lely kit almost worthless now if it doesn’t improve.
     
  14. davidroberts30

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
  15. Hesstondriver

    Hesstondriver Member

    Location:
    Huntingdon
    I don't suppose the shaft driven Fella mower drive shaft would fit (or be made to fit)?
     
  16. Dave W

    Dave W Member

    Location:
    chesterfield
  17. davedb

    davedb Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    We’ve had bits of him and he’s always been spot on
     
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  18. davidroberts30

    Location:
    pembrokeshire
    If the size you need is out of stock get longer and cut it
     
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  19. Mur Huwcun

    Mur Huwcun Member

    Location:
    North West Wales
    If anyone’s really stuck for a square one I’m sure there’s still a brocken 280 one on top of the wall here. We came to our senses and sold the dam mower before we used all the old 280 shafts we accumulated!! If it wasn’t the shaft it was the dam bearings in the gearbox! One set of bearings only did 15 flipping acres!! And a new gearbox only lasted two seasons!! Next door neighbour on the other hand had one the same that he would unhitch in the field when finished and return to it next season, hitch up and go! Nothing went wrong on that one!!
     

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