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#31 Chubien ONLINE  

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Posted October 09, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Here you go

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Posted October 09, 2015 - 06:06 PM

Thanks! That was just the opposite of what I was thinking! I thought for sure the small one I have on mine that fit inside the hopper was the right one!



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Posted October 09, 2015 - 06:20 PM

And actually I was thinking of shimming them a bit to give more tension, or maybe get a cogged belt to help with slippage.

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Posted November 15, 2015 - 04:41 PM

Finally got to give the shredder a workout!

 

Ran some branches and the rest of the leaves through it, These work great! The Wisconsin didnt even break a sweat even with the branches I threw in!

 

Going to restore it and get new hammers and bearings for next year. Its got alot of rusty areas that need to be attended to.

 

Also took a pic of the lengthened drive shaft I welded on due to the special PTO coupling being NLA and missing from the shredder.

 

 

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Posted November 15, 2015 - 07:07 PM

The cogged belt is definitely the way to go on these.
Are your hammer worn out to the point where you can't sharpen them?

I see there is one of these for sale on craigslist for 200$ and it looks in really good shape.

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Posted November 15, 2015 - 08:02 PM

I bought exact copies of the Original springs and have not experienced any slippage of yet

The hammers have been flipped already and are rounded on each side, I contacted mackissic and they sell 24pc  kits for them at around $100

 

I'm going to replace them all while I have it apart in the spring for restoration.



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Posted November 16, 2015 - 04:51 AM

Very cool! Can't wait to see it at the fair next year! 


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Posted November 16, 2015 - 09:22 AM

The only time I got slippage is while shredding 1 1/2" branches, when you do quite a bit they tend to slowly cumulate inside the housing around the hammers and at some point all release together - this is when the belt would slip, blue smoke came out and the TRA10 slowed way down to the point where I thought it would stall.

 

When you shred the bigger stuff you can see how the springs get compressed more and the belt gets a lot more slack.


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Posted March 12, 2016 - 06:46 PM

Ok, so does anyone have good pictures of the decals for this model?

 

 

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Posted March 12, 2016 - 06:57 PM

I know mine has the yellow decal but not the red one. Not sure what kind of shape it is in but I can't get to the shed, still too much snow out my way.
Did you plan on offering reproduction decals?

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Posted March 12, 2016 - 07:01 PM

I was going to have them made by click it and stick it .com

Been working with him for a few years helping him get accurate Bolens decals.


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Posted March 12, 2016 - 11:56 PM

He's working on a decal set for my Bulldog trencher. I should see proofs in a week or so.
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Posted March 13, 2016 - 08:38 AM

Ok, so does anyone have good pictures of the decals for this model?

 

Have you tried contacting MacKissic directly?   ....They may have at least one of each laying around.

 

Tell them you have an early (1970's-1980's) tractor-mounted 9P shredder with the short feed hopper.

 

You could possibly e-mail that photo to jog their memory.


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Posted March 13, 2016 - 09:35 AM

I will try that, I did contact them to price a new hammer set that I will be ordering before I restore it.



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Posted March 13, 2016 - 02:50 PM

Here is a pic of mine.

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