2014 - Volume #BFS, Issue #14, Page #33
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Company Remanufactures Hydros With Care
Hydrostatic transmission remans can save a lot of money, but they’re not usually do-it-yourself projects, says Cara Herrs of Herrs Machine. The company has been rebuilding hydrostatic transmissions since 1969. They out grew their original home-based business and built a larger new building in 1988 to accomodate the growth.
“Our most common repairs are combine hydrostats,” says Herrs. “We have ag backgrounds, so we understand how quickly equipment needs to be up and running. In addition to our rebuild service, we keep a large inventory of parts, pumps and motors on hand. We can usually ship out the same day we get an order. We also ship nationwide, including Canada.”
Herrs suggests making a toll-free call for a cost estimate. To speed up the process; she recommends that customers have the model numbers and ID numbers off the unit ready before calling.
The company works with tractors, combines, skid steers and a wide range of other equipment. However, long-term specialties have been IH tractor hydrostats and IH torque amplifiers. Cara’s husband, Lawrence, had worked with an IH dealer when tractor hydros came out in 1967, so many years of experience came into their business.
When parts come in for a rebuild, they are first visually inspected and measured using a micrometer. If parts pass inspection, they are machine lapped to within 1 millionth of an inch of perfect flatness. The tolerances are the same as factory specifications.
Once the unit has been remanned, it is throughly tested on the test stands under full load. Each step in the process is recorded. The Serv, Charge, and Drive pressures are set on the test stand. When the customers receive their unit, it is ready to be installed on their machine. Units are warrantied.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Herrs Machine, 1745 Prospect Blvd., Washington, Kan. 66968 (ph 785 325-2875; toll free 877 525-2875; herrs23@yahoo.com; www.herrsmachine.com).

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2014 - Volume #BFS, Issue #14