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Bolens 800 Transmisson Repair

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I have a Bolens Husky 800 tractor with a 3 speed transmission. The input shaft to the transmission needs to be replaceed. The keyway in the shaft has become worn down probably due to the jarring from plowing snow. I have tried a new key but it eventually slips. The tractor moves, stops, then moves again.
My question is how hard is it to replace the input shaft? I consider myself fairly good in mechanical aptitude. Do I need special tools? Would it be better to find a repair shop? Just wondering what I might be getting into. I have the Bolens manual but it only talks about putting the transmission together not disassembly.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thank you
St. Joseph, Michigan
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A 1050 will have a different shaft becasue it is a hi lo.

I have never worked on a 800 tranny before but I have worked on a 1050. While they are different they are also similar in size. Sine you only need to replace that shaft I don't think that it will be a very difficult job. before you do take it apart look at how everything it setup and determine if you can handle it.

If you are interested I do have an input shaft that came out of an 850 that should work for you.
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