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Old 10-08-2017, 02:59 PM
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My Michigan loader is down. Was digging out a tree stump and it stopped moving. I look down at the right hand side wheel and I see the wheel and hub has slid out a couple of inches and I see brake shoes. Not good. Looking for a parts brake down before I just start tearing it apart. It might be as simple as the axle keeper fell out in the differential and the axle is sliding out. One thing I do know, is it is not moving til it is fixed.Click image for larger version

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Old 10-08-2017, 03:24 PM
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See you should have bought the auction one that way you would have been able to put off the repair.
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Old 10-08-2017, 04:32 PM
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See you should have bought the auction one that way you would have been able to put off the repair.


Thanks, I think. sad part is, I think you are right.lol

I am still waiting for my gehl skid loader drive motor shaft to come in. Was supposed to here end of July.

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Old 10-08-2017, 09:16 PM
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Welp! I broke the axle tube. I think it has been welded before, before my dad acquired the loader. So now I guess I get to try my hand at it. Otherwise the loader is scrap unless I get a different front axle.

Any suggestions as to what type of rod to use? Will probably bring up the powcon power supply to weld it up. It is a little lighter than the big lincoln I have in the shop, and I don’t have any of my engine driven welders running right now. Unless I bring home the work van some night.


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Not really knowledgeable about Michigan loaders, but 4X4 is 4X4...

Is that a steerable axle? There might be a hollow spindle available, very similar to a 4X4 front axle. You will need the parts book to get the right part. If that is a fixed axle, weld it up or find a replacement housing. Not too sure what needs to be done to get a straight and true stub. I would use 11018 for the filler rod.
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:53 PM
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Not really knowledgeable about Michigan loaders, but 4X4 is 4X4...

Maybe the retaining nut fell off?

Is that a steerable axle? There might be a hollow spindle available, very similar to a 4X4 front axle. You will need the parts book to get the right part. If that is a fixed axle, weld it up or find a replacement housing. Not too sure what needs to be done to get a straight and true stub. I would use 11018 for the filler rod.
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:40 AM
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My intention is to weld it up. It is a fixed axle. It is more of a hobby machine around the property, but would miss it if I don’t fix it. Will have to check on spare parts availability, but the transmission is pretty weak too, so I probably will not put too much $ into it, unless I want to fix that too. I will be more easy on it now, that I know this weak point. It was my fault. I had the forks under the tree roots and was gently rocking the stump by lifting the ass end in the air. Done it many times in the past, but it only will take so much.


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I suppose the one positive is you spotted it fairly quickly, the drum looks very in line with the shoes, if it had pulled out some further something could have twisted/bent and done real damage
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Maybe the retaining nut fell off?



Is that a steerable axle? There might be a hollow spindle available, very similar to a 4X4 front axle. You will need the parts book to get the right part. If that is a fixed axle, weld it up or find a replacement housing. Not too sure what needs to be done to get a straight and true stub. I would use 11018 for the filler rod.


How about 12018 rod? Have some of that in stock. Or plain old 7018?


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Some tear down pictures. Broke it pretty good. Glad I moved the bench with the chain fall hoist over to work in it.Click image for larger version

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