2006 - Volume #30, Issue #1, Page #37[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Fix For Deere Combines
In Canada, the cost is about $900 not including labor and down time. That's why a customer who had to replace the actuator three times, asked Mark Petty, a repair shop operator in Blackstock, Ontario, to find an alternative.
Petty created a thicker stainless steel rod with a bronze nut that fits into the motor. "It's a permanent solution to the problem," he says.
It takes about an hour to replace the piece. "It's not hard to do."
Petty says the original piece, made by Warner Electric, may have been put on other combines, but he doesn't know which ones. "Up here, Deere is the most common combine." He says newer Deere machines don't have the problem.
Sells for $240 (Can.) plus S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mark Petty, 2850 Church St., Blackstock, Ontario L0B 1B0 Canada (ph 905 986-1521; email@example.com).
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