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Little Pin And Bushing Work On The 6018


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#1 hammerdwn20 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 23, 2014 - 08:24 PM

My machine has 2400hours on it and probably 100 different operators because i beileve it was a rental at some point in its life. With that being said the hoe was way loose. I could wiggle the boom with my hand  about 6 inches. Machine was already down with a blown hose and i had some bushing material so why not.

First was the bushings in the main swing tower pin

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Swing tower removed

 

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New bushings machined down

 

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Pressed in

 

Next was the oblong holes in the lower boom pin. The pin keepers were discarded at some time by a previous owner so the pin and lower boom had all the wear instead of where is mounts on the swing tower. 

 

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This is how i handled the worn holes in the boom. I tacked a bushing the size of a hole saw that was big enough to make a round hole again. I was going to attempt to build a line boring but this actually worked really well considering there was no metal for the pilot bit on the hole saw to hold it centered.

 

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Heres the bushing i eventually welded in to restore the hole to one inch.  I made a new 1" pin and 3/8" pin keepers as well.  The hoe is so much tighter now. quite happy with how well it turned out


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 05:21 AM

That should help it a lot. Good thinking on the pilot for the hole saw. I use a chunk of 1" oak to hold mine to do something like this.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:41 AM

That should help it a lot. Good thinking on the pilot for the hole saw. I use a chunk of 1" oak to hold mine to do something like this.

Now that you mention it i remember using wood to hold concrete core drills from walking when first starting to drill.


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