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Posted April 05, 2012 - 08:19 PM

What I saw before I took them off was an outward sply at the bottoms. This was caused by the wear on the spindle. Since I have good ones on there now, I need to refit the wheels and see how loose they are on the spindle. Still need to get the other pair down there, maybe tomorrow.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 06:21 AM

They may very well be fine and if that's the case you don't need to mess with them. Some grease will do wonders. I had the same wear pattern on my MF8. When I got it grease was oozing out of the front axles but at some point they were run dry. I just remembered I saved the old bushings. They are a grey metallic bushing not brass. They look like some sort of sintered material to me but did not seem to wear as much as the axle.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 06:26 AM

Some of those had bushings made from oil-lite bronze.It looks kind of metallic grey in color,and not like bronze at all.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 06:47 AM

Maynard, that is how these look. I'll see about some pics today!
Brian, one thing I did notice was a bit of extra side to side play. I will see if I can tighten that up so the grease stays in better. I just checked the manual, 2 shots with a grease gun every 25 hours.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 07:01 AM

Maynard, I've seen oil lite bushings before and this doesn't appear the same. It looks much more dense and darker than the oil lite bearings I've seen in older centrifuge motors.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 07:03 AM

Maynard, that is how these look. I'll see about some pics today!
Brian, one thing I did notice was a bit of extra side to side play. I will see if I can tighten that up so the grease stays in better. I just checked the manual, 2 shots with a grease gun every 25 hours.


I added washers to the 314 axle to get rid of that side play although it has sealed bearings and not bushings.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 07:12 AM

I may just use the wheels that were on these spindles, possibly less wear in the bushings since the spindles look so good. I'll know more this evening. I'd like to find a good source for those thin washers, 3/4" id.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 01:25 PM

...I'd like to find a good source for those thin washers, 3/4" id.


Hey Kenny. They're called machine bushings and McMaster Carr has them Here. I think TSC carries them in the store only, but here's a link to them online so you can see what they are. It says that they're 14 gauge which ranges from .068" to .082". In my store locally, they're in the aisle with the hitch pins and 3 point parts.
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Posted April 06, 2012 - 04:53 PM

I may just use the wheels that were on these spindles, possibly less wear in the bushings since the spindles look so good. I'll know more this evening. I'd like to find a good source for those thin washers, 3/4" id.


Kenny I've gotten thin shim like 3/4" and 1" id washers at Home Depot. I try to keep a few of them on hand.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 05:59 PM

Thanks guys on the links for the thin washers. I'll look some up here real soon.
On the bushings, I got some closeups today:
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The one one the right is the original wheel.
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The first closeup is the original wheel. The second is the later model. They both fit about the same, but the newer wheels had less rust. So I used them. They are steel as a magnet sticks to them very well.
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Posted April 06, 2012 - 07:16 PM

They are steel as a magnet sticks to them very well.


Nickel and Cobalt are magnetic as well as alloys of them, although I don't know if they make bushings out of those metals.
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Posted April 06, 2012 - 07:29 PM

Whatever they are, they wear very well. I see no reason to change things at this point. If 32 years haven't worn them out, I doubt I will.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 09:01 PM

Its good to hear the parts tractor came in handy Kenny, dont you love it when a plan comes together :laughingteeth: ?

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Posted April 07, 2012 - 04:26 AM

It's good in that I can go ahead and get it back to a rolling chassis some time today! This has been sitting too long already.

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Posted April 07, 2012 - 04:54 AM

Steel bushings,.......interesting. :confuse: I guess the magnet doesn't lie.




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