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Salty Dog gear Box

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by breezmister, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. breezmister

    breezmister Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    has anyone deal with the gearbox on a salty dog ?
    I have one that I believe has a bad bearing, but before I start beating on it with a hammer, is there anything I should know about taking it apart ?
     
  2. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Will be a CaniMex or Chinese gearbox. If a bearing failed then more than likely a seal failed and your box could be full of grit & grime and not worth repairing if it needs everything inside.
     
  3. breezmister

    breezmister Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Good point, but the cost of me cleaning it and a new bearings still cheaper then replacing it

    Does any one know who made this gearbox ?

    Where I could get a break down ?
     
  4. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Not designed to be rebuilt. That gearbox was not available as a service part had to be both motor, gearbox combo. That may have changed, have your dealer call saltdogg support and check.
     
  6. breezmister

    breezmister Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Thank you Lon and basher, I appreciate your time on getting back to me on this. I'm old school, if some one made it, I should be albe to fix it.

    I figure if Westren can make a serviceable gear box, Buyers should too....
     
  7. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    No one said they couldn't, but at what price? Saltdoggs are relatively "cheap" you just discovered one of the ways they achive that price target.:D

    You could try disassembling it, reverse engineer the unit and try Bearings inc, etc. to try and match up parts. remember to take metric measurements.
     
  8. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    Most companies no longer offer service parts on the gear boxes now...Even the big boys