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#1 broken2 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 19, 2011 - 10:01 PM

I've had some side work lined up for this tractor for a while now. I haven't been able to do it yet because it rains just about every freakin' day. The homeowner said "there's no hurry as long as it's done by memorial day weekend". I thought I could get it done this weekend.:toilethead:

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It was the right front rim. It started to let go on a side hill but it was so freakin' muddy and sloppy I didn't notice it right away. It ended up folded under the front axle. I had a full load of dirt in the loader bucket and yes my ass had a death grip on the tractor seat.

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Posted May 19, 2011 - 10:38 PM

Sorry to hear about your misfortune Dan! That just sucks! Hope you can get it back up and running soon!

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Posted May 19, 2011 - 10:42 PM

Dan, WOW!!! Glad you're OK. The tire is replaceable, you're not.

Re: the "Pucker Factor"... I bet it was at about 300% above capacity. Not only do you have to replace a rim, but the seat too!

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 05:05 AM

Sorry to see the rim like that but good that you didn't get hurt . Al

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 05:28 AM

Dan,sorry to hear of your bad luck.

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 08:49 AM

Gonna get replacements or repair what you have? They are fixable. But yes, it's a B!

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 10:15 AM

Glad you are alright, especially being on a hill and the rim letting go like that. I believe my ass would have ate the seat cushion or even a metal pan seat for that matter LOL.

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 01:19 PM

WOW I got the pucker affect just reading that. Had a similar situation with the Kubota loaded with gravel and the tire letting loose. Glad you are OK.

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 02:01 PM

Not to diminish the pucker factor for Dan, but you should try losing a rear wheel/tire off a MF2745 while pulling a 3,000gl manure wagon. When you lose an 18.4x38, you drop just a bit on that side!

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 02:44 PM

Daniel, I had the same thing happen to me while I was fall plowing one night. The furrow wheel clamps came loose and walked the hub right off the axle going down the field. 4640,with 18.4X38 rear tires and plow with 6-18's in the ground, the tractor fell over, and the differential let the axle turn, so the tractor was wide open, and not going anywhere. The tractor came to a very fast stop, and it took me a minute to figure out what had just happened. Good thing is, I was 4 1/2 miles from the house, so at 2 AM, I had plenty of time to figure out how to tell dad that I didn't recheck the taper lock hub bolts after I ran wheel out for the plow.

Dan, I know what you are talking about on the PUCKER factor...Glad you didn't get hurt....

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Posted May 21, 2011 - 10:35 PM

I ended up repairing the rim with the cracks and replacing the other with a new one ($125). On the old rim I welded the cracks, then ground the welds flat and reinforced it with 3/16" x 6 1/2" round plate. I decided to reinforce the new rim also. I just got the tires remounted tonight and will put them back on the tractor in the morning. Hopefully can get the job I'm supposed to do done before the rain/thunderstorms they're predicting come in. I looked at the 10 day forecast and they're calling for rain every day!:wtf:

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Posted May 21, 2011 - 11:36 PM

Good looking repair,reinforce!

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 04:29 AM

Great job on the repair.:thumbs:

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 05:30 AM

Nice way of making sure you'll never have a crack rim again :thumbs:

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 06:00 AM

That should help. Glad nothing else was broken when it let go.




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