Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers
Hi all , I’m trying to get the cylinder out of this mower but a bit stumped now do I have to remove the big cog to release the middle one if so how please?
The side plates have to come off and in order to do that the big cog has to come off first. It pulls off it doesn't screw off and you may need a gear puller. Behind the cog is a pin that grips the cog to make it drive the shaft. This can be tapped out with a punch and hammer gently tapping at it. Then the other cogs come off easily but take photos of everything before you move it otherwise you will forget what goes where. Then unscrew the nuts that hold the plates on to the cross bars etc. The whole assembly falls apart after that but the bearing housings on the cylinder are tricky to get apart but can be done by tapping off the caps with a bit of hard wood and a hammer. Inside will be felt and metal washers sitting on top of the bearings. You will need a puller to get the bearings off of the cylinder probably.
Thank you so much for your reply it's all apart now , struggled with the pin through the shaft that was really tight , hopefully not damaged it to much and it will go back through ok the end burred over a little and it has a slight kink in it .
A bit late now, but if it’s just the cutting cylinder and bottom blade carrier that you want to remove , attack the job from the other side, remove the LH side plate. That way it’s just the nut and pinion on the end of the cutting cylinder that have to come off. Both the other gears can remain in place.