My Tractor Forum banner

2010 cracked rear axle remedy?

2142 Views 20 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  Dave Shaver
Hi all,

Well, was servicing my 2010 the other day and when I greased the rear axle grease was coming out where it ain't suppose to....:tango_face_surprise

I don't know what it takes to replace but I'm really not going to pull the tranny apart to do it. SOOO, I ordered two locking collars from McMaster-Carr, (if they don't have it you probably don't need it, great company!) and you can see in my pics the crack and the collars in place.

Guess my question is do you think it will hold or am I just whistling Dixie til it breaks? The hardest job it does is pull a VERY heavy roller, probably over 800 lbs estimated. MY JD's with the hydros DO NOT like to pull it, need a geared tractor to do the job. I have a line on a geared 7112 with hi lo and thought it may be an upgrade if you guys think think the collar thing ain't gonna work.

Opinions appreciated and thanks!


See less See more
1 - 1 of 21 Posts
I suggest taking it to a welder, for patch up welding. Should be only $50 or so. Even a bit of weld on surface without grinding would be stronger than collars. Do it quickly to keep heat down. I've stick welded cracked hydraulic cylinders with oil in them using 6010 for first pass. Looks like chicken poop, but it seals it, then grind and 7018, if you like (ports have to be open on cylinders). If one option is to get new rear end why not try welding first.
1 - 1 of 21 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.