1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Slick way to repair sprocketsWith the new sprocket/hub design from Linn Gear Co., Lebanon, Ore., you can reduce sprocket replacement costs on combines, conveyors and other equipment by as much as 50%, says company salesman Gil Hartl.
The new design features a sprocket that bolts to the hub. When you need to replace a sprocket, you simply undo four bolts, slide the old sprocket off, slide the new one on and replace the bolt. The hub stays in place on the shaft. Besides the cost savings of not having to purchase a new hub or bushing, this allows for quick and easy sprocket replacement and also lets you easily experiment with different size sprockets, notes Hartl.
"Our initial cost is comparable to a fitted bore sprocket and about 30% less than that of a tapered bore. But our sprocket replacement costs are about 50% of either one," explains Hartl.
The hubs, furnished with a standard keyway and setscrew, are available with round, square, hex or spline bores to fit ¢ to 1¥-in. shafts.
Sprockets are available to fit 35 through 60 roller chain and with a variety of teeth numbers.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Linn Gear Co., 100 N. 8th St., P.O. Box 397, Lebanon, Ore. 97355-0397 (ph 503 259-1211).
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