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03-25-08, 05:14 PM   #1  
Help,, Strange Waters

Hey Guys, I'm into a Lawnboy Snowblower. Its Model 55384, Ser 83206033 with a Peerless transmission Model 700-012 & other trans #'s 8287 & 1951. The machine has no friction drive, It's all thru this gearbox & it's leaking grease bad. The Unit works better than most New machines & the owner is trying to save it. Is there a re-seal kit available for this trans or any other suggestions?? The Lawnboy parts lookup doesn't show any seals around where the shafts exit the housing... I've never been into one of these so any hints, Tips would be Great!!!! Thanks Lots, Roger

 
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03-25-08, 06:16 PM   #2  
Roger,

Is this the gearbox you are speaking of ?






1 740063
GEAR CASE W/BUSH 1
2 700441
BUSHING 1
3 700426
COVER-GEAR CASE 1
4 700431
SHAFT-OUTPUT 1
4 700405
SHAFT-OUTPUT 1
5 700409
ADJ. PLUG S 1
6 700420
WORM 1
7 700421
WORM WHEEL 1
8 700432
SHAFT-AUGER INPUT 1
8 700406
Shaft Input (32 Only) 1
9 700416
SPACER 2
10 700097
RING-RETAINING 1
11 700418
Bearing Cup 2
12 700417
Bearing Cone 2
13 740060
VENT PLUG AY 1
14 700414
SEAL 2
15 700411
O-RING 1
16 700407
O-6RING 1
17 700415
WASHER 2
18 700413
Seal 1
19 700412
PIPE PLUG 1
20 700410
RING - RETAINING 1
21 700422
SCREW 5
22 146258
WASHER LOCK B'GER 5
23 700423
KEY-WOODRUFF 1
24 700424
KEY-HYPRO 1
25 146374
Cotter Pin 1


If so I use a automotive grease seal remover on tiller axles in which a screw driver would pop the old ones out as well. I use a piece of pvc pipe the same size as the o.d. of the new seal but long enough to clear the axle to drive them back in.

 
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03-26-08, 03:41 AM   #3  
No, It,s the transmission under the unit. This machine has a Gear drive instead of a friction wheel setup.. Thanks, Roger

 
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03-26-08, 10:13 AM   #4  
OOOK Gotcha,

You are speaking of the 4-5 speed Peerless then, There are no seals in this gear-box. What happens is the shaft bushings wear and the Bentonite grease liquidfies and starts leaking through the bushings.

The fix is check/replace worn bushings clean all the old grease out and put new grease in, It's Tecumseh part # 788067C.

If you have never been into one of these units I can give a few pointers if you like.

Cya....

 
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03-26-08, 03:37 PM   #5  
Thanks, 31ytech, It is the Peerless 5 speed. Never had one apart. A lot of grease has leaked from it by the looks of the mess!! Any advice would be helpfull. I've had transport truck & car & truck transmissions apart, But I'm sure there are little hints to everything & I really don't want to break anything. Many thanks, Roger

 
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03-26-08, 06:47 PM   #6  
My opinion (and it is a knowledgeable one mind you) is that this is a very simple trans to service. It does help to have a service manual or, at least, a breakdown for reference purposes. Here's a link to the breakdown http://www.outdoordistributors.com/p.../peerless.html And here's the link to a service manual http://toprake.com/index.php?module=...position=11:11

 
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03-27-08, 04:36 PM   #7  
Puey, That is perfect. I'll have a go at it this weekend. Hopefully we're done with winter here in eastern Ontario. I'm really getting tired of fixing snowblowers. Bring on the mowers & golfcarts!!!! Many thanks, Roger

 
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03-27-08, 05:13 PM   #8  
My pleasure and if you need any help along the way you know where to find me.

 
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