Swapping gear boxes on a 60 inch deck

Waubuno 1

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I have a 1995 BX 1750 that has a RC-60b deck under it. I need to replace the bevel gears in the gear box on the deck but my dealer says that these parts are no longer available. I need to know if any 60 inch gear box from a different model will fit?
 

Butch

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Not a clue on the cross compatibility of bevel gears from one model to another, however if it is any consolation.... I have felt your pain.
A few years back my RCK60-24B gear box took a catastrophic dump. looked into completely overhauling the gear box. I got some sage advice from this very site in how to make the decision of repair or bite the bullet and just get a new assembly.

After pricing the gears, bearings, oil seals and shims plus the cost of a qualified machine shop to set the lash on the the mating gears.... I was knocking on the door of a new assembly.
I went with the new assembly based on the reasons mentioned above, plus I plan on keeping the tractor and for what I got with the new box. It arrived complete with the belt pulley factory installed.

1000 hours later still runs like a Timex watch.

PS... the ole gal has 2510 hours on her as of Jan 22, 2022
 

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I have a 1995 BX 1750 that has a RC-60b deck under it. I need to replace the bevel gears in the gear box on the deck but my dealer says that these parts are no longer available. I need to know if any 60 inch gear box from a different model will fit?
Is it possible you are not providing the complete model number?

Searching for a RC60-B finds nothing.
There are MMM RC60-21B and RC60--24B
Messicks shows gear boxes for the RC60-21B with a serial number break

See if this link takes you to the page.

RC60-21B

Dave
 

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I think you mean tractor model B1750.

Messick's shows parts for the RC60-B are 5 - 10 day delivery, but this doesn't always mean they're available.

You may be able to find an alternate gearbox with the approximate gear ratio that will fit. Be sure you get the same shaft rotation - someone on here recently did a retrofit but his rotation was backwards.
 
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