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post #16 of 28 Old 08-29-2012, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Snapper RER's - Need to replace boots - what else?

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The 7075115 boot set seems to be the same part number as the earlier set,but they are different. The problem might be that the dealers,would like to sell the older design boots before ordering the "black" ones.if ordering"over the counter" just ask for the new ones,but on-line or by mail,make sure you are getting them.The "00" grease is just a specification,and many brands are sold,H-D says that Deere,calls it "corn head grease" and Stens and Rotary sell their own version,I think it usually comes in a 9Oz. tube or a 24 Oz.bottle,I noticed the shipping can be very high,like $16 for a 24 Oz. bottle.When I beat the deck dents out on mine,I just sat it up on the bumpers,and moved the blade around,for clearance,(I guess you could remove the blade for more clearance), If it's only hitting the bolt head,you don't have much beating to do.
I picked up a 24oz bottle of the Stens 00 grease thinking I would verify fill levels, etc. Hopefully it will be enough . . . As far as beating the deck I'm hoping that it won't be too tough - I think I need to pick up a heavier hammer or maybe some kind of heavy mallet with a rubber cover to use for this. The new rubber boots look a lot thicker than the old parts on the machines now, so I definitely want to be sure to get them. I'll verify when I pick them.

Any recommendations as to the better online suppliers for all these parts? PartsTree seems to have a comprehensive selection, just not sure about their prices.

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Re: Snapper RER's - Need to replace boots - what else?


This is a page from a Snapper parts list for series 23 dated 2005,the R/H boot is listed by the same number,I also have a series 23 list dated 2010,and the same numbers are called out.I recently ordered 2 boots,and received one white and one black,I just replaced them with 2 black ones,because of failure of the black one.I think that the black parts started when Sears started to make their version of the RER black.As to Partstree,I don't use them since we are both in TX and they charge me 8&1/2% sales tax,and they are list price or close,so is Sears,my last large order was to Norwalk Power in CA,they had low prices,and shipping was free over $100,shipping was free,but slow. there are several good vendors,but I'm not going to recommend one.

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Re: Snapper RER's - Need to replace boots - what else?

Bumping this old thread to see if it's still agreed that the factory 7075115 black boot is the one to go with on BOTH sides. I see lots of gray boots sold as pairs, that are different lengths, which you would think is the better choice, as the axles lengths are different.

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Also, is there some commonly available grease that is essentially the same as the "00" grease recommended by the factory? I know I've got several different grades of grease on the shelf in the garage - just trying to avoid buying another.

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Re: Snapper RER's - Need to replace boots - what else?

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Bumping this old thread to see if it's still agreed that the factory 7075115 black boot is the one to go with on BOTH sides. I see lots of gray boots sold as pairs, that are different lengths, which you would think is the better choice, as the axles lengths are different.

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Also, is there some commonly available grease that is essentially the same as the "00" grease recommended by the factory? I know I've got several different grades of grease on the shelf in the garage - just trying to avoid buying another.
Decades ago our family business sold Snappers and the oem boots we stocked were either black or gray; one side is shorter than the other and I don't remember which but as long as the length's are correct per the part#'s you're ok. As far as "00" grease I bought a bottle at TSC last year for our old Snapper tiller and it worked just fine. Good luck.
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Yeah, you can hammer the deck back in shape, doesn't want to move, use bigger hammer.

As for difficulty shifting, when you are replacing boots, examine the hex shaft for worn ridges, humps in it. Hopefully cleaning and lubing will help it. Proper lube level in transmission will allow lubing the hex tube but might coat with some STP or similar extra slick product to start with.

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Re: Snapper RER's - Need to replace boots - what else?

You probably already know all this but have some spare plastic grease plugs on hand because "murphy" may be around and no matter how careful a lip can easily get torn when popping them out. Also when you stand it up on end to add "00" grease pour it from the upper hole until it starts to run out the lower then plug both, that's all the grease you need. Good luck.
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I picked up a 24oz bottle of the Stens 00 grease thinking I would verify fill levels, etc. Hopefully it will be enough . . . As far as beating the deck I'm hoping that it won't be too tough - I think I need to pick up a heavier hammer or maybe some kind of heavy mallet with a rubber cover to use for this. The new rubber boots look a lot thicker than the old parts on the machines now, so I definitely want to be sure to get them. I'll verify when I pick them.

Any recommendations as to the better online suppliers for all these parts? PartsTree seems to have a comprehensive selection, just not sure about their prices.

Thanks,

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I no longer work on them but Maple Groove Distributing was my #1 place with Stens second.

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Thanks for the input. If you search "7075115 boot" on eBay you'll see what I'm talking about. It appears that while initially the boots were different to account for the different lengths (and even color-coded to further help with the difference), now there's just one boot length from Snapper/Briggs that flexes enough to work for either side. But the after-market still makes the boots "handed", with a short and long one.

The Snapper replacement boots claim to be "better", using thicker rubber, but I wonder if that's actually true. I bet they're made in China just like the after-market boots. Plus, you would think having the boots differing (i.e. correct) lengths would put less stress on them.

At this point however, these two reviews have me favoring the factory boots...

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When rebuilding your Snapper transmission and you need to replace the boots, DO NOT use anything but original OEM Boots. Otherwise you will just have to do the job over again with OEM. Aftermarket may save some money, but the quality isn't there. Aftermarket is plastic where OEM is more rubber.

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If you have a Snapper go with these originals! The aftermarket gray ones just do not last.,

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You probably already know all this but have some spare plastic grease plugs on hand because "murphy" may be around and no matter how careful a lip can easily get torn when popping them out.
I presume you're talking about these, yes? P/N 7011024yp

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I presume you're talking about these, yes? P/N 7011024yp
Rear end grease plug is what I meant to say, but yeah that's it.
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Got the job done today. I ordered two of the p/n 7075115YP boots, but ended up just replacing one. Since it was the LH boot which failed, only doing that side makes it a much quicker job.

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Re: Snapper RER's - Need to replace boots - what else?

If yours is a model with the "bushings" on the axles (and most are) vs the "ball bearing" models check the fender "bushing for wear, they can cause problems when badly worn. some can wear all the way to the "fender and ruin the axle by "grooving" it. Since you have to remove the riders R/H fender to change the boot it should be inspected. The L/H is lubricated by the transmission grease and doesn't wear so much. the L/H just gets lube from the "Zerk" grease fitting.
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Re: Snapper RER's - Need to replace boots - what else?

C'mon propwash, you've been around long enough to know better. The LH is the side with the grease fitting and the RH is the side with the gearbox.

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