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That time of year is fast approching, so I torn into the snow caster that I picked up this summer from one of our members. Does anyone have bearing numbers other that the Bolens part numbers? I have the seal numbers and can get them from NAPA locally. It was take some work and money but it can and will be saved.
 

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All I can say is that not many of us has a snowcaster or at least one that has been repaired. Thanks guys.
 

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Do you have the original bearings out yet? The numbers can be cross referenced.

I have a large frame snowcaster, but haven't taken it apart.
 

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I had to cut them out with a torch. They had seized to the shaft a long time ago. Looking at the pieces the only info I could see was that they were made by Link-Belt. I am looking into two sources to get them.
 

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You should be able to pull an ID from the shaft OD and an OD from the housing ID, a thickness from the bearing itself, then go to McMaster Carr website, look up bearings by putting in these dimensions (done it myself), then you can buy locally with the numbers provided. Or you can order thru McMaster. They are pretty good on their prices.
 

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These are flange mounted, self aligning, Cam lock so some of those measurements would be difficult to get. The auger flanges are just tin but the power shaft is a cast iron flange and the bearing is held from on side only.
 

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That should still be relatively easy to find a good replacement. Dodge bearings (and Link Belt) are still pretty common and have flange bearing applications. Really all you need is the shaft size, hole to hole on the pattern and specify camlock style. Let me try to find you a link.
 

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I really appreicate all the help you are offering but it is still a no go. If I can not find exact replacements I will change them out to totally different styles.
Sorry I couldn't help. I guess you're looking for exact replacements on something i haven't seen. I am one of those guys who will modify everything to make it have easy to find parts. I know I get 'cussed' by folks who like to have everything original :sorry1:

Most of the tin mounted flanges are a two piece flange, front and back. You can disassemble these and take the bearing out. Do you have pics?
 

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I think you may be a little mistake, I don't need everything to be original. All I was looking for was some bearing numbers and then I could have either crossed ref those but what ever I got would have fit. The auger bearings do have the tin flanges but the sprocket has a cast iron flange. I an now aware that in later years the cast flange was also changed to tin. Sorry no pic's
 
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