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Socket Tool Turns JD Crankshaft
A couple of new sockets specifically designed for 2-cylinder Deere tractors make it faster and easier to do basic maintenance, because the flywheel cover doesn’t need to be removed. Brian Dain, a machinist who also works on Deere tractors, designed and manufactures the Great Dain Crankshaft Tool.
  “It fits on a 1/2-in. drive socket for access under the inspection cover to rotate the crankshaft to check valve clearance, spark timing, magneto timing, etc.,” says the Fremont, Wis., inventor of the patent-pending tool.
  He machines two tools out of 4140 nickel-plated steel to accommodate different models of Deere tractors built between 1939 and 1960. One socket fits the ratchet hub on A, B, D, G and H Deere tractors. The other socket fits the pressed frame gas 2-cylinder engines on models A, B, 50, 60, 70, 520, 620, 720, 530, 630 and 730.
  In a YouTube video, Dain shows the time savings. He opens the inspection cover, turns the crankshaft and makes the adjustments in about 30 seconds, compared to 3 minutes to just remove the crankshaft cover.
  Dain sells each socket for $50 (including shipping), but is offering a 10 percent discount to Farm Show readers who contact him by July 1.
  “It’s a timesaver,” Dain says, and a great tool for any 2-cylinder Deere enthusiast.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Brian Dain, 809 River St., Fremont, Wis. 54940 (ph 920 358-4895; greatdaintool@yahoo.com).

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2012 - Volume #36, Issue #3