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Oregon Firm Sells Scarce Chains, Bearings, Sprockets
If your search for hard-to-find replacement chain, sprockets or bearings for an older piece of equipment has dead ended, meet a supplier who just might be the "missing link" you've been looking for.
He's Loyd Fery, an Oregon farmer who, over the past 10 years, has built a booming sideline business called D and L Chain Specialties that supplies the agricultural market with hard-to-find replacement chain, sprockets and bearings.
"I started this sideline because I was having trouble finding replacement chain and other parts for my own farm equipment. It seems none of the major suppliers really care about the farm market any more," says Loyd. In addition to scarce replacement chain for older equipment, he offers chains and other parts for newer equipment "at 10 to 20% less" than the going retail rates.
"We get a lot of calls for No. 55 steel detachable chain for grain elevators, which is getting hard to find. We carry it in stock.. For manure spreaders, our best seller is a chain that's a step above original chain in quality, yet sells for about the same price you'd have to pay locally for the lower-quality chain. We're also big in replacement sprockets. We replace original cast iron sprockets with steel flame cut sprockets which last longer and cost less. If we don't have the size and shape you need, we'll try to make it."
D and L Chain handles most styles and sizes of replacement chain roller, pintle, detachable link, and T-bar detachable. Other items carried include standard and idler sprockets (to operate with roller, link or pintle chain), shaft collars, and bearings (set screw and eccentric locking collar types).
For more information, including a free catalog, contact FARM SHOW Followup, D and L Chain Specialties, 11022 Rainwater Lane, Aumsville, Oregon 97325 (ph 503 769-7992; fax 503 769-2978).

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