I bought an 8A Gearmatic Winch a few years back and have yet to try to mount it to my crawler. I have a ’59 JD crawler. Looks like it should. I Have a gearmatic 8A and the parts book and operating manual. The manual also covers the 8G. I have been able to get parts from a local JD. wanted parts manual or copy,info for winch gearmatic 8a on my jd crawler where i can find parts for restore thanks.

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Found replacement in stainless steel actually cheaper than black iron.

Many of the tactics I used to dig deeper were from recollections of the various posts. If you go to Paccarwinch. I’ve ordered new bearings – two: My puller doesn’t have long enough arms for this task. I think Mr Data is behind the issue! When he asked what is was for, he said he did not know Honda made gearmaic.

It can then be as long as you wish. Still thinking about the inboard bearing. It is possible to bend one of the legs which will make adjustment of the clutch bands at reassembly difficult.

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I needed an Allen bolt for the hondu on the drum. I probably have a used one on a parts winch, would have to do some digging. The threads for the adjustment screw can get pretty buggered up and you may need to chase them from inside the casing rather than from outside at the bottom of the casing.


I want to replace the turret cross slide on a Logan lathe I have to a t-slot cross slide. Christmas from me, But is at the moment on a pallet in gearmaic garage now thanks to a couple of friends. No registered users and 14 guests. Still not quite there, but 8z least the winch doesn’t spool in when the clutch is disengaged as it did randomly in the past this was of major concern- I like my hands and fingers.

Notmeu gearmahic me a sample of what he used when he did his winch – thanks Tom. Who is online Users browsing this forum: It is compatible with brake fluid.

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Use broken hacksaw blades to center the clutch bands in the drum, then tighten the adjustment bolts on the clutch spider. The cylinder rebuilt kits for the control are only available for the clutch cylinder and not the brake cylinder.

The sugarhouse is a timberframe. The fiber washers fail after they have been tightened a couple of times and will piss you off.

In the meantime, I’m researching the availability of the oil seal gdarmatic federal Mogul I repacked it with grease, and it seems fine.

The old plunger for the brake has a hole in it that allows fluid to pass through. I don’t think it will ooze and seems to work well to date. I am having an issue with the winch winding in on its own when under load, causing me to think that my inner bearing s are failing.


All the cover bolts were snapped off except 1.

Gearmatic 8a winch rebuild

If replacing the wire rope, the drum is an over-wound, right to left set up, so use left lay wire rope if you can. I do somewhat remember that the bearing only had to move like a inch, then the shaft was thinner so the bearing slid pretty easy until the end where a bearing puller was used.

Owner and moderator www. A rose bud and even heat is the way to go when trying to remove parts like the clutch lever or the clutch spider. Enjoy the fruits of your efforts. Don Garrett of A8 Enumclaw WAhas furnished me with a manual for my winch, and he has some parts. Finally got my winch back together.

Once you get these parts loosened or apart, the brake band should move more freely around the gearmatc. Parts and restoration for antique and late model John Deere crawlers.

I’ve looked around some for raw materials to machine, and I should exhaust that avenue before I go the casting route.