Penton Owners Group
Penton Owners Group
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 General Discussion
 Penton Talk
 machine shop info
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Dale Sonnenschein
Advanced Member

USA
421 Posts

Posted - 02/14/2020 :  11:59:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello, This is not motorcycle related but I've found there is so much knowledge here I figured I would ask here. Does anyone here know of a machine shop that can machine a splined shaft? Our local fire department has a truck that snapped a shaft in the pump transmission and we can't find one anywhere. I thought maybe we could have one machined. Any help is appreciated.

Thank
Dale

DKWRACER
Advanced Member

USA
1485 Posts

Posted - 02/14/2020 :  12:12:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good grief Dale, I can hardly add 2+2......Here is an interesting You-tube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxCV4TGGKls

Tom Brosius

Thomas Brosius
Go to Top of Page

Dale Sonnenschein
Advanced Member

USA
421 Posts

Posted - 02/14/2020 :  1:58:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW, thanks Tom. That's way above my pay grade.
Go to Top of Page

DKWRACER
Advanced Member

USA
1485 Posts

Posted - 02/14/2020 :  5:56:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not a question re:paygrade, their are redeeming qualities within the POG, and one of them is DESIRE, perhaps a local machinist in your area, might volunteer his/her services to the FD. Either way, it's the effort
that counts. Tom

Thomas Brosius
Go to Top of Page

Daniel P. McEntee
Advanced Member

557 Posts

Posted - 02/14/2020 :  10:45:41 PM  Show Profile  Send Daniel P. McEntee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Dale;
Cutting new splines would be a matter for a specialty type shop. It would be unusual for a typical job shop (which are getting more rare each day) to have the indexing equipment like what is in the video. I would look for a shop like one that does drive shaft work, repair and fabrication. Drive shafts with splines like this are in much more than cars and trucks. Since they have equipment dedicated to this type of work, set up time is very short and the cost may not be as bad as one might expect. a shop that specializes in industrial pump repair might be equipped to do it also. There is a lot of mining up in your neck of the woods so that may be the best possibility.
Good luck with it,
Dan McEntee
Go to Top of Page

Mike Rosso
Advanced Member

USA
68 Posts

Posted - 02/14/2020 :  11:54:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dale who is the manufacture of the pump and where are you located? If you have a model number of the pump that would be helpful too.

Mike
Go to Top of Page

Dale Sonnenschein
Advanced Member

USA
421 Posts

Posted - 02/15/2020 :  3:24:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tom, I have contacted a local machinist. He is asking around for me.

Mike, it's a Waterous pump but I would have to get the model. It's in a 1974 FWD. I'm in upstate NY 90 miles west of NYC.
Go to Top of Page

Mike Rosso
Advanced Member

USA
68 Posts

Posted - 02/15/2020 :  6:27:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So far my son has found four Waterous service centers west of NYC in NJ, two in Trenton, one near South Plain Field and one in Monroe. Here are the links to their websites:

Fire Apparatus Repair: www.fireapparatusrepair.com (EDIT: Just saw this site is no longer active )

Emergency Equipment Sales LLC: www.eessllc.com

Campbell Supply Company Inc.: www.campbellsupply.com

Fire & Safety Services, LTD.: www.f-ss.com

This is the Waterous corporate website link that may direct you with help also if you haven't already contacted them: www.waterousco.com

Also you can go to "Find a Service Center" on the main Waterous site and find additional service sites that may be closer to you.



(my son Christopher (FF1/EMT) did the search work and will continue to do more in the mean time.)

Hope this helps. Good luck.

Regards,

Mike & Christopher

P.S. Drew Smith of WER/Works Enduro Racer is in that area, and may know of a machine shop in that area that has the capability of doing that kind of machine shop work? If you want I can reach out to him or if you know Drew maybe you can. Let me know.

Mike

Edited by - Mike Rosso on 02/15/2020 6:35:34 PM
Go to Top of Page

skiracer
Advanced Member

USA
1238 Posts

Posted - 02/16/2020 :  08:25:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got to love the POG family, always there to help.....

1976 250 MC5 Original Owner
1976 Penton 175 XC
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Penton Owners Group © 2001-2015 Penton Owners Group. All Rights Reserved Go To Top Of Page
Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.06