2009 - Volume #33, Issue #2, Page #20[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
"Permanent" Seal For Deere Opener Arms
One side of the seal has a track routed into the surface and a lip around the outside edge. The other side is flat. To install the seal, the bushing nut is removed and the flat side of the seal is placed against the bushing. Lithium grease is then applied to the track side, and a washer is installed over the seal and locked in place by the nut. The track routes the grease around the surface of the seal, acting as a slip clutch between it and the washer. The lubricity ensures the washer is free to rotate as the arm is lifted and lowered and ensures that the silicon seal will never wear out.
Genius Seals are sold in pairs, as seals are needed on both sides of each bushing. Pairs are priced at $30 with an estimated cost of $4,080 for full installation of top and bottom opener arms on a 42-ft. Deere 1890 Air Seeder.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Concord Equipment, 110 15th St. S., Hawley, Minn. 56549 (ph 218 483-3307; fax 218 486-3308; email@example.com; www.concordequipment.com).
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