2019 - Volume #43, Issue #6, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Plastic Pipe Keeps Wheel Hub Dust Covers Dent-Free“I may be 91 years old but I haven’t quit thinking,” says W.A. Gibbs, who uses short pieces of plastic pipe to protect the flimsy metal dust caps on the front wheels of his 1974 Deere 1530 tractor.
“The dust caps kept coming off while I was doing bush hogging work,” says Gibbs. “The tractor’s original cast iron dust caps had been replaced long ago, and now all that’s available are flimsy metal ones. Whenever the metal caps would work loose, I would hammer them back on and dent them all up. I tried using a rubber hammer, but they’d still get scratched and dented.”
His solution was to cut a 2-in. dia. plastic pipe to a 3-in. length and place one end on the cap, then use a 3-lb. steel hammer to hit the other end “good and firm”.
“I’m amazed how well this idea works. The dust cap gets knocked back into place and won’t even have a scratch on it,” says Gibbs.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, W. A. Gibbs, 60 Club Springs Rd., Elmwood, Tenn. 38560 (ph 615 418-8809).
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