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Cockshutt 540 Problem

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Traditional Farmer

06-22-2021 04:36:45

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Traded for a pretty nice Cockshutt 540 everything works but it has a loud screech coming from the clutch/front shaft area.Sounds like maybe a bearing or the PTO and drive shaft rubbing each other? The PTO and hydraulics work so the shaft is turning and the tractor drives fine.Any ideas? Also the noise is constant in neutral or moving,clutch in or out.

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06-22-2021 06:52:30

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 Re: Cockshutt 540 Problem in reply to Traditional Farmer, 06-22-2021 04:36:45  
I have one also. Sounds to me like the live PTO bearing is the culprit. Phil Heisey has all the parts. 215 256 8651.

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P Heisey Harleysville,PA

06-22-2021 12:01:25

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 Re: Cockshutt 540 Problem in reply to J.Wondergem, 06-22-2021 06:52:30  

Thanks for your post !!

Yes, We have all the parts on stock......It needs two thro-out bearings and carrier/spacer that the bearings are pressed onto....Phil 215-256-8651

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06-22-2021 16:09:21

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 Re: Cockshutt 540 Problem in reply to P Heisey Harleysville,PA, 06-22-2021 12:01:25  
Had the same problem with an 1850. The sleeve that the throw out bearing slides forward and rearward was dislodged from the bell housing. I turned it end for end and pushed it back into the bell housing. I had to build a pattern jig to get it in position. Needs to be at a right angle to the surface of the bell housing in both directions. Then it gets welded with a special rod. If you have too much damage this won't work. Ours has been back in service for about 10 years and it is a loader tractor. Lots of clutch use. Good luck. Let us know what you find.

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