My Tractor Forum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hello and thanks in advance for any assistance -

I purchased a used 2010 X500 with 380 hours 2 months ago which included a power flow/bagger and a 44" inch snowblower. I hooked the snowblower up today and it makes a terrible high pitched sound. Shame on me for not testing out the snowblower when I had the tractor delivered but was told it worked fine. Please check out the attached video and your input is appreciated.

Thanks again,

Mike

44" Snowblower loud shrieking sound
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,168 Posts
Did you check the 2 idler pulleys that the belt runs on between the tractor pto and the blower?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Yes I did, I removed the belt from the tractor and they seemed to spin easily by manually working the belt. I will take more videos tomorrow.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,168 Posts
Did u check gear oil level in the 2 gear boxes, front and back?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
No I did not. I looked at the manual but have no clue what tool to use for the front box and in the back the box has four screws I believe and the manual shows one in the center.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,168 Posts
There is one plug in each gearbox that is removed to check oil level as described in owners manual. Oil level should be just to the bottom of the plug hole.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
I removed blower from machine and manually spun blades and they do not move freely and you can hear the noise. I also took a close-up of the front box and it seems like the bolt snapped off. I did remove the idler pulleys and they are fine. I cant tell if noise is from front or rear box.Manual blade rotation

Here are images of front and back box. You can see that the back box has oil (dripped after removing blot) and the front box 20201122_082124.jpg 20201122_093821.jpg 20201122_082132.jpg 20201122_082124.jpg 20201122_093821.jpg 20201122_082132.jpg 20201122_082124.jpg 20201122_093821.jpg 20201122_082132.jpg 20201122_082124.jpg 20201122_093821.jpg 20201122_082132.jpg I cannot remove the plug.
2481453
20201122_082124.jpg
2481454
20201122_093821.jpg
2481455
20201122_082132.jpg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Found this link on site - identical sound and issue. Thx

 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top