Hayter 10/30 wont drive

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Re: Hayter 10/30 wont drive

Postby Julesuk » Wed May 27, 2020 4:08 pm

Old transaxle external drive pulley components:
(It is clear now that it is internal where the error is on the transaxle)

As per pics but a washer and a key to stop pulley rotating freely are worn.
Not useless but worn to almost non functionality.
(Not the reason for this drive problem)

found a online parts diag for a transaxle – Spicer dana 4450 3
pic shows input shaft
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Re: Hayter 10/30 wont drive

Postby Richard » Thu May 28, 2020 8:05 am

Mechanical mower transaxles are nearly all made by Peerless. There seems to be quite a lot of how to strip them videos and instructions on the net. It is worth having a look inside the unit. I have a feeling the castings are very flimsy, so be careful when you split it, though never done one myself.
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Re: Hayter 10/30 wont drive

Postby Julesuk » Thu May 28, 2020 1:09 pm

Unfortunately Spicer make these transaxles and I'm still trying to find who has parts for them.
Peerless don't make these ones unfortunately.

While waiting I will split the case and
see if anything obvious is wrong.
Will advise
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Re: Hayter 10/30 wont drive

Postby Julesuk » Fri May 29, 2020 9:47 am

Uodate:
- await second hand transaxle to arrive
- emailed Murray and Hayter as to where I can get parts
for Spicer/ dana 4450 3 transaxles.
- still to split broke transaxle cases to investigate if anything
obvious has shifted or broken.
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Re: Hayter 10/30 wont drive

Postby Julesuk » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:01 am

Update:

Mower fixed with a second hand transaxle.
Grass cut just before best ever spring weather ended !

I would still like to know where or if you can get snapped / broken drive shafts mended or remade as these old mowers need to be kept going !
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Re: Hayter 10/30 wont drive

Postby Geoff » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:38 am

That's good news. Are you still going to try opening up the old one to see if you can work out what went wrong inside? You could make yourself a spare.
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Re: Hayter 10/30 wont drive

Postby Julesuk » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:44 pm

Yes I have split the transaxle casings . The drive shaft
has snapped on one end.
Hayter and Murray dont stock parts anymore and I have contacted spicer / dana the makers of axle.
I have also contacted a machine co who make new axles so I can get an idea of cost.

I'll report with who when I get details.

(As a side note I must get my fathers old merrytiller out. It works but I have a front end for it with a cylinder striping blade mechanism that hasnt for 40 years ..... I'll start a new post on that.)
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Re: Hayter 10/30 wont drive

Postby DGL123 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:40 pm

Thanks for sharing your experiences, Jules.
Please could you let me know where you sourced the second hand TA and how much it cost?
Many thanks
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