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Posted October 25, 2015 - 05:20 PM

Sounds much more interesting than cleaning! LOL! Glad you are getting it fixed!


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Posted October 26, 2015 - 08:52 AM

Rough night as I inhaled acid reflux while I slept.  Took a long time to get back to sleep.  So work today is taking a while to commence.

  I'll start on the driveshaft in a bit.  Maybe I can get it going before the rains arrive, but unlikely, as it's just a couple counties away. 



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Posted October 26, 2015 - 04:44 PM

It's been one of those days where I can't seem to get anything done, but I stuck with it.  First my late start, then a neighbor came by and was in a social mood.  Couldn't get anything done, so the morning was a bust.  Then a guy called right as I finished lunch to come look at my John Deere 213 grain head, and he was in a social mood as well. But I do want to sell it, so talk more I did and didn't get back from Dad's where the head is till 3:30.  

  I did manage to get my F935's new driveshaft  finished, but no putting it in today as the rain is here, and here till late Wednesday night they say.  Maybe she'll be pulling herself over the weekend.  I have several other things I have to do this week.

 

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Posted October 26, 2015 - 04:55 PM

The new (used) Yanmar pulley is bolted to the driveshaft.   The original has a bolt broke off in it and I had problems with this bolt hole a couple years back, and just easier to buy a replacement used.

The universal half which bolts to the pulley is off a Kohler twin, and matches the other new joint half.  I had to machine an alignment tube to perfectly align the shaft where it bolts to the engine pulley.  I then welded this tube to the inside of the Kohler universal and when bolted up, the other end of the tube press fits inside a recess in the pulley.


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Posted October 26, 2015 - 05:23 PM

Nice job!
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Posted October 26, 2015 - 05:36 PM

You made a very nice looking driveshaft there!


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Posted October 26, 2015 - 07:43 PM

That drive shaft looks like it was factory made. 


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Posted October 26, 2015 - 08:12 PM

Later models came with a double u-joint shaft like I made, with earlier having the rubber isolator for flex.  I should never have an issue here on out as long as I keep it lubed, but really, the shaft is pretty much straight all the time, with only a slight up & down movement from the rubber engine mounts.


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 01:20 PM

Sold the John Deere 213 small grain header that fits our 7700 combine yesterday.  The hauling cart had a flat, so today I changed that out so it'll be ready for him to pick up.  

  This young fella has 30 acres of beans to get in, and hiring it done would cost a bit over half what I'm asking for this, so he bought it.  He already bought a JD4400 combine, but hadn't found a grain head for it.

  I gotta say that it pulls at my heart quite a bit to see things leaving the farm.  It's not an easy thing to do after a life of using this equipment.  But it's not gonna see use here, so best it goes on to where it's gonna get put to use.


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 05:53 PM

It's hard to let those things go, but if they are no use, best to let them go to a good home!


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 11:28 PM

I know where you're at Daniel. One of the hardest things that's happened around here since I lost My Olde Deere was watching the J.D.6601 being pulled out of the lineup and going to it's new home. It's only twelve miles away and belongs to a long time friend, but I sure choked up when it left.
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Posted October 28, 2015 - 03:05 AM

Shaft looks AWSOME, but who's puffin'them Bucks?? I sure hope is not you??
Seeing old equipment leave is hard, but harder still is when it gets stolen...
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Posted October 28, 2015 - 06:35 PM

Pick up my beef from the slaughter house in the morning, then at noon, if I feel like it, heading to a school surplus auction.  I stopped by there today to check out what's selling, and they had a couple lawn tractors & a pair of push mowers for sale.  Might be able to snag some of them to fix & sell next mowing season.  All had compression when turned by hand.   They had some other stuff covered under plastic, and I seen a couple air compressors.  May be some other shop tools under there, but it was raining, so I didn't look hard.  

  Dr visit showed my blood thinners aren't working as well, so gotta increase dosage, then go back next week to be sure numbers are keeping me safe from blood clots.  

  I fed out 6 rolls of hay, puttered around in the shop a while this afternoon, then went to the neighbors to check out his tractor he needs repaired.  Not likely a simple fix, so Friday I'll take a tractor & we'll tow his to my shop.  I may end up making me a sign & opening up a repair business before long.


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Posted October 28, 2015 - 07:02 PM

Repair business sounds good. I would forget the sign though. Legal issues, Licenses, extra taxes, inspections, and you may end up with too much work! Word of mouth, stay on the down low, and fix what you can on your schedule. No undue pressure. From what I have been reading you're still plenty busy and not at 100%. Take it slow and put your fate in Gods hands. He will provide.


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Posted October 28, 2015 - 07:10 PM

Repair business sounds good. I would forget the sign though. Legal issues, Licenses, extra taxes, inspections, and you may end up with too much work! Word of mouth, stay on the down low, and fix what you can on your schedule. No undue pressure. From what I have been reading you're still plenty busy and not at 100%. Take it slow and put your fate in Gods hands. He will provide.

Yeah, sign would be later if I even need one.  And no, I'm not up for too much for sure, and always have farm stuff to do.  Thanks for the sound advice.


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