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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Will the drum slide off the crown gear side bearing, or will the drum and bearing usually move as a unit? They are probably rusted together, heat and vibration work the best. Use copper washers in lieu of the fiber washers on both sides of the hydraulic gland.

Gearmatic 8a winch rebuild

Remove gearmaticc three brake band retainers Round plates with two screws each looks like this may be a challenge – on mine I had to grind one broken screw off and drill and re-tap; not much meat to work with. I just picked up a ic with a gearmatic 8A winch. Thanks too for the felting ideas. Take the cover off, and with a bright light you should see any leaks on the circuit brake or clutch that was under pressure.

I’m finally ready to dig further into my winch. To get the brake band off, remove the actuator located on top of the winch – it connects to the remote control lever that mounts on the fender, and you’ll have access to the top of the rod that Lavoy mentioned.


Digging deaper into my Gearmatic 8a winch – includes pictures – JDcrawlers Messageboard

We both had a good laugh. Don’t remember how much it was, but not expensive. 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. No registered users gearmatci 14 guests. If I do damage this seal, what is its replacement number?

Still not quite there, but at least the winch doesn’t spool in when the clutch gearkatic disengaged as it did randomly in the past this was of major concern- I like my hands and fingers.

Notmeu sent me a sample of what he used when he did his winch – thanks Tom. The previous owner said the controls need bled, and that after sitting for long periods you would have to run winch long time until it would engage??

When trying to remove the clutch spider, do not over tighten the jacking bolts. Good luck and keep us posted. Any thoughts on what I should do to replace the missing felt in the spider assembly? I have an air chisel with a blunt end, an acetylene torch, and assorted blocks and big hammers to assist.

The Deluxe seat frame will need to be cut or shimmed up to avoid interference with the brake cylinder located on top of the winch. No registered users and 14 guests. I honed the bores with a brake cylinder hone and used brake fluid as a lubricant.


I’ll do some homework. All the cover bolts were snapped off except 1. Gearmatic 8 A project Show us pictures of your JD crawler and attachments. From what I’ve read and from various comments, I need to remove the drum which can be a challenge.

Bought a Timkin, it’s on its way. Once off, 8 was able to use a drift from the inside, and get the bearing out of the drum. No registered users and 14 guests.

Enjoy the fruits of your efforts. I am having an issue with the winch winding in on its own when under load, gearmtaic me to think that my inner bearing s are failing. Who is online Users browsing this forum: 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.

The fiber washers fail after they have been tightened a couple of times and will piss you off. There are paired alignment screws held with wires that center the bands over the clutch drum that you can’t see yet. It takes a long time and lots of penetrates and persuasion to free stuff up.