1996 - Volume #20, Issue #1, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Do-It-Yourself Repair Kits For Deere, Kinze, White Planters
Gauge Wheel Arm Pivot (Threaded Adjustment) - "This is truly a one-time repair kit. Once installed, the pivot joint will never again need repair," says Kester, noting that unlike other repair kits on the market, his kit can be installed on any pivot arm no matter how badly the pivot shaft and bore of the hub are worn. No need to purchase a new pivot arm.
Kit includes a disc spring that provides up to 3,900 lbs. axial force to the end of arm hub which forces the arm to operate parallel to the machined shoulder on the pivot shaft.
Adjusting washers let you set gauge wheel so it lightly rubs the opener disc at the point where the disc emerges from the ground, keeping it clean and virtually eliminating plugging. "What's more, once modified, the pivot joint is completely sealed from dirt."
Sells for $37 per row. Fits Deere 7000 & 7200, Kinze, & White. When ordering for Deere 7000 Series, specify size of bolt that holds arm on pivot shaft.
A kit for "regular" gauge wheel arm pivots is also available for $19 per row or $25 with handle.
Closing Wheel Frame Pivot Kit - Easyto-install kit restores frame pivots to new condition on Deere 7000 & 7200 and Kinze planters. Pivot holes on Deere 7000 and Kinze frames must be enlarged.
Sells for $18 per row.
Closing Wheel Bearing Support - A special collar clamps the support tube rig-idly to the bearing shaft. Support tube must be cut longitudinally with a hacksaw to al-low it to clamp tightly to the bearing shaft.
Once installed, the kit permits easy removal of wheel without special tools and lets you make minor lateral adjustment.
A torx T-30 bit is required as an installation tool. You can obtain one at most hardware and farm stores or RK will pro-vide one for $4.00 with kit. Please specify tube diameter when ordering (7/8, 1 or 1 1/16-in.) Sells for $4.50 per collar.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, RK Products, Inc., 3802 Jean Street, East Moline, Ill. 61244 (ph 800 580-6818 or 309 792-1927).
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