These instructions are for the replacement of the Tilmor Plastic Winder Reel Axle Flange Bearings.
Remove the tension from the belt by adjusting the tensioner (A) to the lowest position (B).
Remove the seven 1/4” bolts (D) and the seven 1/4” flat washers (E) around the outside perimeter and remove the pulley cover (C).
Remove the belt from the pulleys.
Remove the two 1/4” bolts and washers (F). Thread the removed bolts into the threaded holes (G) hand tight. Tighten the bolts, alternating between bolts 1/4 turn each time to remove the bushing evenly. Retain the bushing, key, and hardware for later use.
Remove the pulley from the axle.
Remove the 3/8” bolt (H) that secures the reel assembly to the reel axle.
Remove the reel assembly from the axle.
Loosen the set screw (J) on both flange bearings using a 3/16” hex key.
Using a punch and hammer loosen the collars by placing the punch in the indent (I) at an angle and tap the punch with the hammer.
Remove the collars from the axle.
Remove the axle from the flange bearings using a dead blow hammer.
Note the location of the grease fitting before removing the flange bearing. Ensure that the new bearing is installed in the same orientation. Remove the 1/2” bolts (K), and locknuts (L) from the flange bearing that will be replaced. Retain the hardware for later use.
Remove and discard the flange bearing.
Position the new flange bearing with the grease fitting in the same orientation as the removed bearing. Apply anti-seize to the inside of the bearings before installing the axle.
Install four 1/2” bolts through the flange bearing with washers and secure in place hand tight with four 1/2” flange nuts.
Install the axle through the bearings.
Torque the flange bearing mounting hardware to 45 ft-lbs (61 Nm) on both the inner and outer bearings.
Place the bearing collars over the ends of the axle and in position against the flange bearings.
Measure the axle 1-9/16” from the edge of the collar to the end of the shaft on the outer flange bearing.
Remove the set screws (J) from the locking collars.
Lock the collars in place using a punch and hammer by placing the punch in the indent (I) at and angle and tapping the punch with a hammer.
Apply blue thread locker to the set screw threads. Install the set screws tightly in the collars using a 3/16” hex key.
Apply blue thread locker to the two 1/4” bolts (F).
Position the bushing in the pulley aligning the mounting holes. Install the two 1/4” bolts through the bushing and into the pulley hand tight.
Install the pulley onto the axle shaft with the key installed in the bushing.
Align the pulley with the idler pulley and tighten the 1/4” bolts. Tighten the bolts, alternating between bolts 1/4 turn each time to install the bushing evenly.
To install the belt, route the belt around the pulleys as shown below.
Set the belt tension as required by adjusting the tension adjustment lever.
Reinstall the pulley cover (C). Torque the seven 1/4” bolts (D) with washers (E) to 100 in-lbs (11 Nm).
Install the reel assembly onto the axle.
Align the mounting holes of the reel assembly with the mounting hole in the axle.
Install the 3/8” bolt (H) through the reel assembly and axle. Secure the 3/8” bolt in place using the 3/8” locknut. Torque the lock nut to 31 ft-lbs (42 Nm).