Yep, broke it right in half I guess I should have had a tougher axle for rock crawling. Here's a couple pieces I found And when I pulled it out I don't know, maybe I was just to tough on it. Like the time I missed the brake and ended up down here I will testify to one thing though, Craftsman makes some tough tactors. I've even used mine to cut a entire field of 2-3ft. sage brush down and it still keeps puttin along Maybe I should have ordered a one ton axle for it.