Finn eagle 254 wheel hub

Piper10

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Location
Holland
I am searching for a wheel hub fo an early 2000's Finn eagle 254 mini skid steer. Part # 071240. Machine is no longer in production and having difficult time fonding maching hub. Any direction on this would help or someone with eagle 254 for parts. Thank you.
 

Winchman

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Can you post pictures of the hub to show us what's wrong with it? Can you do without the machine long enough for the hub to be repaired or for a new one made if that's not possible?

Are you in Holland the country or somewhere closer?
 

Piper10

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Location
Holland
I am from Michigan. What happened was key in tapered shaft and hub got sheared. I replaced key and it was godd for few months. I carry alot of heavy logs. Then it sheared couple more times as the hub is more than likely honed out larger than shaft. This has ruined the shaft threads. After trying to get thread back professionally, ended up welding hub to shaft . This worked twice. Then shaft broke. I have new hydro motor and shaft on way. So this is where we are. If cant find hub, going to try have one made.
 

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Winchman

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A good machinist should be able to make a new one using the shaft dimensions to get the taper and keyway correct. The other machining of the hub is pretty easy with the part as a go-by. They might even be able to press in a sleeve and then machine the taper and keyway.

Good luck finding a replacement or a good machinist.
 

Jehinten

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Location
Evansville
I am from Michigan. What happened was key in tapered shaft and hub got sheared. I replaced key and it was godd for few months. I carry alot of heavy logs. Then it sheared couple more times as the hub is more than likely honed out larger than shaft. This has ruined the shaft threads. After trying to get thread back professionally, ended up welding hub to shaft . This worked twice. Then shaft broke. I have new hydro motor and shaft on way. So this is where we are. If cant find hub, going to try have one made.
I had the exact same issues with my Vermeer. Knock on wood, rebuilding the motor shaft and replacing the hub at the same time seems to have been a permanent fix. Unfortunately I don't have a source for parts. Possibly find a used unit for parts?
 

Piper10

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Location
Holland
A good machinist should be able to make a new one using the shaft dimensions to get the taper and keyway correct. The other machining of the hub is pretty easy with the part as a go-by. They might even be able to press in a sleeve and then machine the taper and keyway.

Good luck finding a replacement or a good machinist.
Thank you for you replies. Yes , Im just waiting for new complete motor/shaft to arrive and then will bring old hub to machinist. He will either say yes or no can do. My thinking is also that finn is not the only wheeled mini out there that uses this hub. Just cant find anywhere to cross part #
 

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