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Posted June 17, 2015 - 12:55 PM

There's always something to mess up good plans!


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Posted June 17, 2015 - 03:46 PM

We just went through cutterbar issues with a JD 1460 discbine, we ended up having an independent shop in the fingerlakes put a used case on it and go through the guts of it for us.  Our local JD dealer doesn't like to service anything older but the local Case IH dealer takes god care of us, just for the record when a big farm equipment dealer sells a piece of equipment as traded, it's sometimes because it would be way too costly for them to fix themselves.


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Posted June 17, 2015 - 07:55 PM

The retaining bolts holding the units together are near impossible to get loose, especially in my condition.  I used acetylene torch to cut 2 sets of nuts off, without harming the studs, which I'm not sure are available these days.  I'll call tomorrow to find out.  They are rather eaten by corrosion, so if available, I'll not have to be as careful when cutting off the nuts.  I tire rather easily these days, so not making lots of headway.  THEN, late afternoon when I stood a from my computer chair to get a good pen to write part numbers down with, when I stood, the chair evidently rolled back & I just sat down, missed the edge of the chair & my butt hit the floor hard!  My oh my did that hurt, but not my butt, rather my neck region.  Just woke from a couple hours nap & feel much better.   Gonna have Teresa drive me to the Dr appointment & all the other stops I need to make tomorrow as I just feel too prone to doing something wrong.  


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Posted June 18, 2015 - 04:23 AM

And I thought we had and earthquake down here! It was only you hitting the floor. Done that a few times and it's a hard landing! Hope no damage!


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Posted June 18, 2015 - 06:48 AM

How's the neck after the harsh landing yesterday?

Good luck at the docs!
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Posted June 18, 2015 - 07:13 AM

How's the neck after the harsh landing yesterday?

Good luck at the docs!


Slightly stiff but I think ok. Then it's always stiffer when I wake. I'm sure it didn't do things any good though.
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Posted June 18, 2015 - 08:05 AM

Man that's not good. Your going to have to switch to a chair without wheels. It seems to me that when a person has a tender spot it's almost like it draws more injury to it.Why is that?? Be careful.


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Posted June 18, 2015 - 08:35 AM

I don't know how many times I have done that.  It jars every bone in your body it seems.  Hope is all well and you have a good Dr's appointment.


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Posted June 18, 2015 - 07:26 PM

Found a source for seals to put new power shaft seals in all 8 gearboxes on the discbine, and a pair of new bearings & races to put on one used shaft with a good gear on it.  Have to find my dial caliper to get exact dimensions of the upper cutter shaft seals.  I have 3 gearcase kits, so I need 5 upper seals ordered asap.

  Dr appointment went great.  ALL my numbers are perfect, so now to just finish healing.  My Dr just told me today that he went through 3 cervical fusions a few years ago and told me to keep my neck moving & not baby it or it would bind up on me as it did him.  So far that's not been a problem as I tend to overdo it if anything.  My problem is being tired & running out of steam way too fast, but they tel me this is normal, but hard to take.  

  Got my JD 430 pto bearing, and hope to get it installed & back to mowing tomorrow.


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Posted June 18, 2015 - 08:00 PM

That's good news to hear!


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Posted June 18, 2015 - 08:22 PM

Glad all is going well.
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Posted June 19, 2015 - 01:17 AM

Good to hear you haven't messed up your neck with all you have been doing to it on accident. :thumbs: Now you just need to make yourself to slow down a little and take a little better care of yourself. Don't make me call Teresa again about the hickory switch !! :poke:


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Posted June 19, 2015 - 05:33 AM

Woke before 6 this morning.  Old habits are hard to break.  First cup of coffee down & may head to the shop in a few to put the pto bearing in the JD 430.  Getting good reports from the Dr's is a mental boost, but I can't let that go to my head & go Rambo working either though.  May be heading to my New Holland dealer later for more parts I ordered & to see about the rest needed to totally revamp this discbine cutterhead.

  Just found out one of my nephews, Greg Henry, had a motorcycle wreck yesterday & is in ICU in Louisville, with a possible brain bleed.  Please if saying a prayer include him.  So far he is doing ok, but things are still dangerous for him.


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Posted June 19, 2015 - 06:07 AM

It's hard for me to sleep past 4 AM. Always been an early riser. To me, the best part of the day is right after sun rise. You're learning what you can do and what you shouldn't do. at least for now. The body will catch up to your speed in time.

Thoughts and prayers for both of you, Daniel.


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Posted June 19, 2015 - 10:52 AM

Got the 430 back in working order.  But John Deere for some stupid reason didn't see fit to add a grease zerk for the axle pivot, and I didn't notice until I put it all back in dry.  It did have a recess in the center of the pivot/pto housing, so I drilled a small hole, then a little larger part way in, tapped & added a grease fitting.  That tore my left shoulder muscles up even with pain killers in me.  So may not get much more accomplished today.  Just have to wait & see.

  Greg is doing ok for now & they have the brain bleed under control & don't think there will be any need for surgery, but again, we'll just have to wait & see how he does.


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