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Raygg


Joined: Feb 16, 2014
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Augur severely bent- on Ariens 8526 -can it be unbent?
Original Message   Feb 19, 2014 12:21 pm
The copper grounding rod for my home elec system sticks up about 3inches above ground next to my side-yard walk. I caught my augur on it severely bending the augur on only one side of the differential 4 or 5 inches outside its normal dimension just as i finished clearing our most recent 8" snow cover. Its connectionn to the differential on one side and to the augur box bushing seem unaffected by this bending event. It seems to rotates ok w/o banging anything but probably will be less efficient clearing snow next storm. If I remove it from the augur box can I perhaps get it back somewhat close to its original shape by putting a propane torch to it and hitting it with a 5lb hammer? Or is there another way? Is it difficult to remove just one side of the augur blade?
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carlb


Joined: Nov 16, 2010
Points: 279

Re: Augur severely bent- on Ariens 8526 -can it be unbent?
Reply #1   Feb 19, 2014 12:28 pm
you shouldn't need a torch and i would not reccomend a hammer.  you can either get a pry bar in there and try to bend it back or try a large adjustable wrench or pipe wrench to straighten in out.  
niper99


Location: London Ont
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Points: 354

Re: Augur severely bent- on Ariens 8526 -can it be unbent?
Reply #2   Feb 19, 2014 3:38 pm
Agreed .. pry bar/adjustable wrench/or pipe wrench should work!!
mkd55


Location: wisconsin
Joined: Dec 16, 2005
Points: 155

Re: Augur severely bent- on Ariens 8526 -can it be unbent?
Reply #3   Feb 19, 2014 4:24 pm
use the side that's not bent to measure and compare the side your working on. you should be able to measure along the auger flite and measure and mark increments and dimensions for reference.
hirschallan


If it aint broke don't fix it !!


Location: Northern Hills of NY
Joined: Aug 25, 2005
Points: 327

Re: Augur severely bent- on Ariens 8526 -can it be unbent?
Reply #4   Feb 19, 2014 7:02 pm
What ever you do is, if in fact you remove both right and left augers make sure you put them back the same way. If you reverse the augers you be pushing the snow away from the impeller instead of bring it into it.

grump


Joined: Jan 14, 2008
Points: 58

Re: Augur severely bent- on Ariens 8526 -can it be unbent?
Reply #5   Feb 21, 2014 11:22 am
Wear welding gloves or something heavy and long in case you slip.  And take out the spark plug to relieve compression.

I once did some bucket straightening with a 24" pipe wrench.  Was simple.
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