1999 - Volume #23, Issue #4, Page #02[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Widen Front Tractor Axles
To solve the problem they went to welder Gary Hatten in Neoga, Ill. He made "spacers" to move the front wheels out so they run in line with the outer duals on back. A corn row now passes between each set of duals.
The spacers are made from 16-in. dia. oil field pipe with 1/2-in. thick steel. He welded plates into both ends of the pipe that match up to bolts on the original drive hub and the tractor wheel. No modification was needed to the tractor or to the wheel.
This was the second time welder Hatten has made spacers to extend tractor drive axles. He buys the oil field pipe from a nearby oil pipe supply company.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gary Hatten, RR1, Neoga, Ill. 62447 (ph 217 849-3352).
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