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Brake Repair Kit For Deutz Tractors
“My dad was a fulltime farmer and part time mechanic, and since Deutz tractors were popular around here, he repaired quite a few of them. I gravitated into the repair business myself and eventually he and I built a conversion kit to replace faulty master cylinders on older Deutz tractors,” says Dennis Burkholder of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
    Burkholder says their kit is a replacement for Deutz tractors in the 80-06, 90-06, 100-06 and 130-06 series. “When these tractors were new, they had good brakes, but the master cylinder was usually the first thing to go. It was costly for a dealer to rebuild at about $350 for parts alone, plus labor. My dad and I figured out how to fix the problem for less money and turned the metal work over to a local fab shop. We assemble the parts here and ship to customers all across the country.”
    Burkholder says a customer can install the replacement parts on his tractor in about an hour. “First he has to clean the dirt from old lines, disconnect 2 fluid lines with screw-in fittings, unscrew the brake linkage, remove 2 allen head bolts and then the master cylinder can be removed. Our replacement drops right in, and reinstallation is the reverse of the removal process. After that, fill the reservoir with fluid and bleed out the air. You may have to balance both brakes and the job is finished.” The cost for Burkholder’s kit is $225, plus shipping.
    In addition to selling kits, the Burkholder business, which includes his dad and brother and another employee, repairs Deutz hydraulics, engines, transmissions and sells Bosch hydraulic pumps for about 50 to 60 percent of what Deutz charges. They also have synchronizer rings for TW90 series tranmissions. “We’re a small business that specializes and we’ve done this since 1988, when my dad opened the shop,” Burkholder says.
    “We’re a good source for parts and repairs, with just about anything available for Deutz, including OEM, aftermarket and salvage. With the Deutz Fahr parts network we’re also able to supply parts for SAME, Lamborghini, Hurlimann and Agco tractors built by SAME.”
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dennis Burkholder, 10970 Butler Road, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240 (ph 270 886-0850).

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2016 - Volume #40, Issue #5