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Posted June 19, 2015 - 03:38 PM

I finally got all the 3/4" bolts torched and all 8 cutter units separated.  About 4 showed signs of seal leakage, although not bad, but ALL get new seals.  I have parts sourced through 3 places.  My New Holland dealer, seals through a bearing supply, and new shock absorbing hubs through Messicks, which were half the price through my dealer.  My dealer wanted almost $150 per gearbox, and Messick's I got a set for 2 gearboxes for just $133 and identical OE parts!  It pays to shop around.  It'll end up 4 grand or maybe a bit more rebuilding the entire thing, but it was the only true option left.

  Tomorrow I start cleaning up all the components which will take all day, maybe longer.  Then the rebuild process starts.  Not all my parts are in yet, but I have new parts to rebuild 3 of the 8 units already.


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Posted June 19, 2015 - 03:56 PM

Give it heck, Daniel! You pull in the reins when your ready! Glad you found parts cheaper. I surf a lot trying to find a better price!


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Posted June 19, 2015 - 04:23 PM

Here is "part" of the mess I made today.  There are more parts scattered out of the pic.  Lots of rust from the bolts that hold units together.  A lot of cleaning involved.

 

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Posted June 19, 2015 - 06:26 PM

Boy. you sure made a mess of that new shop in a hurry!


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Posted June 19, 2015 - 10:46 PM

You need to attach springs to your buttin case you miss a chair again
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Posted June 20, 2015 - 07:59 AM

Rain, rain, rain this morning.  Windy too, but not in a real bad way.  Still in the house as I slept horrible last night, so just dragging about.  My left shoulder blade woke me up all night long hurting.   This is from working on my John Deere 430 pto, as it literally hurt like #e!! while working on it yesterday.  I'll drag myself to the shop in a bit.  Gonna do some cleaning up on the units & the floor, and organizing all the parts.


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Posted June 20, 2015 - 09:41 AM

Wow, that is a mess and a lot of rust piles

 

I feel ya on the rain, day 6 or 7 for us. I took the week off work to work on on our vehicles and get some stuff fixed, not touch a one due to rain everyday. I can't tell whats veggies and whats weeds in garden ,too muddy to get in it this week. 


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Posted June 20, 2015 - 10:54 AM

Got 5 of the 8 gear boxes scraped decently clean.  I'll run a stiff brush on an angle grinder over them before replacing the seals in the 6.  The other 2 boxes, possibly 3 will come completely apart for full rebuilds.  Making progress, and if parts come in, I think I can get this thing in working order by end of next week.....hopefully.  But if it stays wet, I'll have plenty of time!


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Posted June 20, 2015 - 10:56 AM

Marty, what tiny garden we put out has been taken over by weeds in just the last 2 days.  Never seen weeds come on so fast, & muddy to your knees, so no weeding it anytime soon.  Oh well, we'll be visiting the farmers markets for fresh stuff this year.  Next year should be back to a full garden again.


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Posted June 20, 2015 - 11:45 AM

I have same problem in my watermelon patch the vines are too big now to run a cultivator or tiller so I guess I have to pull them by handImageUploadedByTapatalk1434818689.467219.jpg
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Posted June 20, 2015 - 04:46 PM

I know why Daniels misses his cows.

http://i.imgur.com/nsFUwJ1.gifv
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Posted June 20, 2015 - 09:25 PM

I know why Daniels misses his cows.

http://i.imgur.com/nsFUwJ1.gifv

Jersey cows can be big babies, this is my jersey, Jessie.

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Posted June 21, 2015 - 12:44 AM

I know why Daniels misses his cows.

http://i.imgur.com/nsFUwJ1.gifv

SURE don't miss the milking cows, and it still have 81 head of heifer.
Last couple nights not sleeping good if you're wondering why I'm posting at this hour.
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Posted June 21, 2015 - 12:51 PM

HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL YOU FATHERS OUT THERE!
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Posted June 22, 2015 - 06:32 AM

Got up early and started on the discbine.  Got all the spacer housings carried to the milk parlor to give a good pressure washing, then clean out the 90wt oil from the busted gear cases so I can rebuild them today.  By end of day it should be a waiting game on the remainder of the new parts I have ordered.  

  I did get the barn areas & road sides mowed yesterday evening.   Shoulder bothered me a bit during the night, but not as bad as previous 3 nights.  I can't imagine still milking cows & all I still have to do.  New water pump hose came in Saturday for the Massey 1130, so if I get time today, I'll get that installed as well.


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