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#16 Joe Knife OFFLINE  

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Posted June 27, 2014 - 09:00 AM

Do these look like the right blades?

 

https://www.bantasaw...ct.asp?i=&p=853

 

The center blade should be longer than the other two. I just happen to have it with me at work--the center blade is 18-3/8"

The two side ones are shorter but I don't have one here.


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Posted June 28, 2014 - 06:09 AM

Minor tweaks to your numbers but very close!

 

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Thanks for filling in the blanks Joe, and the measurement on the blade.

Now I've just got to find some time to fix it.



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Posted June 28, 2014 - 03:38 PM

the small blades are 12 3/4" 

stens #315 796 for the three blades.

I bought a nos set locally today.


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 09:36 AM

Can we discuss a little about the bearings used in these decks? Obviously the original idea was to use an open bearing with the grease fittings at the top of the spindle enabling grease to be shot into the assembly. But the thin metal shields at the top and bottom are fairly thin and crud gets in.

 

One possibility would be for sealed bearings.

 

Another possibility would be to use sealed bearings but REMOVE the inner seals / leave the outer seals. Thus enabling grease to still be shot in but really nowhere for the old grease to go out so maybe this is not a good idea.

 

Thoughts?



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Posted July 03, 2014 - 05:45 AM

My way of thinking, is that if there is an opportunity to use a grease

fitting, then open bearings is the way to go, and grease it, and grease it, and

grease it. If they get greased regularly, the crud won't get in.

 

Blades-Wow.  I called the local New Holland dealer to get a price and availability

on the blades, part# Rex500903. $161 and in stock. And guess what, they're still

in stock. That's just nuts.



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Posted July 03, 2014 - 06:40 AM

I got mine from Banta Saw, ordered two sets just in case they stopped production. I know I bookmarked the exact page but I'm not in front of my computer. I'll find it for you asap.
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Posted July 03, 2014 - 07:11 AM

It appears that they may have discontinued them as my bookmark takes me to a blank page and I can't find them anymore either.  When trying to find parts I've had better luck in the past looking at Jacobsen decks as they are identical to the Ford but the Jacobsens were much more common.  

 

Here's the part numbers from Banta Saw, perhaps if you get in touch with them they might have some ideas or a cross reference?

 

Outer blades:  330-035, $12.95 ea, 2 required

 

Center blade:  330-043, $14.95 ea, 1 required

 

Sorry I couldn't be more help, let me know what you find out!


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Posted July 03, 2014 - 09:13 PM

It appears that they may have discontinued them as my bookmark takes me to a blank page and I can't find them anymore either.  When trying to find parts I've had better luck in the past looking at Jacobsen decks as they are identical to the Ford but the Jacobsens were much more common.  

 

Here's the part numbers from Banta Saw, perhaps if you get in touch with them they might have some ideas or a cross reference?

 

Outer blades:  330-035, $12.95 ea, 2 required

 

Center blade:  330-043, $14.95 ea, 1 required

 

Sorry I couldn't be more help, let me know what you find out!

 

Thanks, you've been very helpful. I'll give them a call. maybe they still have a set kicking around.

I'll post what I find out.



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Posted July 05, 2014 - 02:52 PM

I have been unable to remove the idler pulley assembly so far--the one that has two locations; one for a new belt and one for a worn belt. So obviously this is a part that is supposed to be EASY to move. I've got it where it will wiggle a little but not come loose. Any ideas? I've hit it as hard as I feel comfortable with--obviously do NOT want to wreck the deck housing!



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Posted July 05, 2014 - 07:13 PM

I can look at mine tomorrow afternoon and double check everything to refresh my memory...Unless someone else beats me to it
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Posted July 06, 2014 - 05:50 AM

I have been unable to remove the idler pulley assembly so far--the one that has two locations; one for a new belt and one for a worn belt. So obviously this is a part that is supposed to be EASY to move. I've got it where it will wiggle a little but not come loose. Any ideas? I've hit it as hard as I feel comfortable with--obviously do NOT want to wreck the deck housing!

 

I had mine off. I recall it being a carriage bolt. I think about all you can do, is spray PB blaster

at the bolt under the pulley, and tap it back and forth. It may take some time, but that corrosion

has got to break free. Maybe you could build a damn around it with some sort of putty, so you can

contain your PB, and let it soak.


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