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How To Handle Hard Plastic Seals
Jeff Heiser, Vesper, Wis.: I had to install hard plastic seals on the 3-pt. arms of a Deere 2030 tractor at the lower end of the transmission case. The seals were hard to handle so I put some oil in a small soup can and carefully heated the can with a propane torch to bring the oil to a boil. Then I dipped each plastic ring in the can with a pair of needle nose pliers and swished them around for a minute or two. At that point the seal would become pliable enough to insert into the transmission housing casting. I would pinch to make a half moon shape and insert quickly, then reform into a circle shape and insert the pin.

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2013 - Volume #37, Issue #2