2019 - Volume #43, Issue #6, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Sealed Bearing Service Fixes Deere Planters
The rebuild service was introduced at the recent Ohio Farm Science Review show, but Steinke came up with the idea about 7 years ago and has been rebuilding worn arms for local farmers ever since. Farmers send him their arms, and he builds up the worn spots and installs new sealed bearings. He works only on Deere 1720 and newer planters.
Steinke says worn parallel linkage arms and bushings are becoming more of a problem with today’s high-speed planters. “The faster you go the harder it is to keep the planter in the ground, especially in hard soil and on no-till ground. As a result most planters are applying hydraulic or air down pressure, which makes the parallel linkage arms wear out faster.”
He says some farmers who had their parallel linkage arms rebuilt 7 years ago, have never had to replace the bearings. “Even if the bearings would fail, there won’t be any wear on the arms,” says Steinke.
He says customers can also make an exchange with repaired parallel linkage arms he already has in stock.
The rebuild costs $70 per arm plus shipping. “We encourage shipping from Fastenal stores to save money,” says Steinke. “Bring the arms to your local Fastenal store and they ship them to me. I rebuild the arms and send them back to the store.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Coyote Machining, 72796 Ave. 353, Hamlet, Neb. 69040 (ph 308 883-0459; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.coyotemachining.com).
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