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Oshkosh info needed

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by 02powerstroke, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    My friend has a 1972 Oshkosh P2427 serial number 12331

    Can you tell me what make the rear end is? model ? Burned up a wheel bearing and a scored the hell out of the axle tube.
  2. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    No one on here knows anything about these trucks or were to find information about them?
  3. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    did u try fleetpride and u can also try camerota they are very helpful
  4. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    Oshkosh rear ends.... Call Oshkosh with your serial # and they will make and sell you what you need.
    You could probably find a used axle but chances are from experience they will be as worn as the junk one you have and you'll pay dearly for it...
  5. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    well the bearing failed and destroyed the axle tube on the drivers side. My friends having an axle tube made locally. I will call oshkosh tomorrow to see what they say
  6. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    That will be your best bet.Bearings, races etc should be able to be repaired ,matched up etc but I am 99% positive the axles are Oshkosh specific.
    I used to deal with Bruce out of the CT warehouse but that was 15 years ago...If he is still around he was great to work with.
    I know of a few different guys who purchased used axles out of limerick and where very unhappy with the condition of the used axles.
    One who is a close friend and professional truck mechanic said the replacement was in worse shape then the one being replaced. Just a heads up.Better than nothing but not much...
  7. JohnK0CQW

    JohnK0CQW Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Call a truck shop in the area. they maybe able to have you contact a guy that will come out and weld on a new tube on the differential housing. This is a common problem. 1972's did not come with a Oshkosh specif rear housing. No matter and the weld on replacement will fit.