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#116638 12/11/22 08:11 AM
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Have resurrected a scrap bin find HRU194 but both rear wheels are FUBAR - not just the bearings but the wheels are crumbling.

No problems I thought but so far can't find any wheels from my extensive collection of non-Honda rescue wrecks which fit. Have also tried some trolley wheels. The Honda axles are just an annoying tad bigger than half inch.

Before I resort to doing a wood turning bodge like speedy did in another wheel replacement thread (Big Red) any suggestion for some other wheels which might get me running this weekend. Have't looked at old Victa's yet, they are in another shed.

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Hi MM,
pity you are not closer, I have 3 Hondas here that I just want the motors off and the bodies being alloy are going to the scrap. One reason for this is also the difficulty in obtaining catcher for them. Never tried Victa wheels on a Honda but they are 9/16th might be a little bit loose but should get you going

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A pity indeed that I'm not closer.

One reason this got rescued was the sound alloy deck, it also had a good throttle lever and I haven't played around before with an OHV Honda mower motor. My other Honda is a side valve Craftsman, and I have some Chondas.

What is wrong with alloy decks BTW?? Most of my steel decked rescues have more rust than steel.

The HRU is a Buffalo version, from my brief research (only got it on Wednesday evening) seems they were a good model. I've slashed about 500 sq metres of tough stuff with it and apart from being tough to push because of the buggered wheels it does like to chomp even at low rpm.

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Hi MM,
I get about $7 for the scrap alloy bases, they are too heavy to push and the ones I get never come with catchers and catchers cost more that I pay for the mowers. The GXV motors are the best with buckets of power. Honda make the best motors but their mowers leave a lot to be desired

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Hi NormK,
What do you think of Chondas such as the Victa V40?


Ahh, if only victa had kept producing the thumblatch catcher series, they would be in better shape today!
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Hi MF,
Some of the Chondas are not too bad the Sanli are reasonable the V40's can't say I have had much to do with them but I am trying to clear out all the Chonda stuff here and I don't intend wasting my time on Chinese rubbish anymore, just junk

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Don't forget Lawn Beetle and it seems, YardKing.


Ahh, if only victa had kept producing the thumblatch catcher series, they would be in better shape today!
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G'day MM ,Norm and Mf,

Originally Posted by MowingManiac
Before I resort to doing a wood turning bodge like speedy did in another wheel replacement thread (Big Red) any suggestion for some other wheels which might get me running this weekend. Have't looked at old Victa's yet, they are in another shed.

3 ways to make wheels fit other mowers is to weld the stub axles on from another mower or drill the centre of a wheel out to
fit larger axles and the third way is to make a sleeve fit the axle with the outside of the sleeve fitting the wheel centre.

When I was primary school age, I would make wheels fit my billy carts by using a bolt through the wheel with a nut tightened
up on both sides of right angle steel ,I have seen some mowers where people have fitted wheels the same way but they
just drill out the old axles.

I've had lots of mowers that I just used old barbecue wheels as they had small centres standard and would easily drill to
whatever axle size I liked. If your front wheels are a different size to the rear and you increase the size of the original
rear wheels you just measure the old rear wheel size then work out the percentage you have increased the new rear
wheels to and then increase the size of the fronts to the same percent as the backs were increased to.



Originally Posted by NormK
Some of the Chondas are not too bad the Sanli are reasonable the V40's can't say I have had much to do with them but I am trying to clear out all the Chonda stuff here and I don't intend wasting my time on Chinese rubbish anymore, just junk

I've had tons of V40's and Slani ,I liked them all better than a Briggs Sprint 3.75 Hp , they ran quieter and used less fuel.

The biggest problem I had with the Victa V40 was as soon as I cut long grass the filter would completely block up with grass ,
but I had similar problems with briggs on certain bases so I would always seal up the bottom of the motor to the base
with silastic as this stopped all the grass clogging up the motor and the air filter and the base stayed a lot cleaner.

Cheers
Max.

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Rain, lightning and thunder put an end to my mowing plans yesterday and today there's more coming in.

Managed to get a shattered front wheel workable with some 2 pack tank sealer but the inner races of both rears are solidly rusted onto the axles and the only way to get them off is to wreck the wheels completely.

Have a set of excellent wheels from a trashed Stihl battery mower and will see if I can find bearings with the right dimensions to marry with the Honda axles, or bore out some BBQ type wheels. I can do the axle cut and weld trick but prefer not to waste the time/effort.

Thanks for the advice received.


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