2021 - Volume #BFS, Issue #21, Page #31
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Flange Bushing Rebuild Kit Saves On Planter Repair Costs
“Our new flange bushing kit for planters makes old and worn parallel linkage arms and bushings work better than new.” Dave Burgei credits the idea for the flange bushing kit to Ron Jackson and his son Cody, who farm near New Boston, Mo.
According to Burgei, S.I. Distributing, Spencerville, Ohio, worn parallel linkage arms and bushings are a common problem with today’s planters. “In the past, worn parallel linkage arms and bushings have always had to be replaced with new and expensive ones,” says Burgei. “With our flange bushing kit, there is no longer any wear on the parallel linkage arms. All the wear is on the kit’s replaceable parts.”
Those parts include a hardened flange bushing with a small built-in “dowel” that fits into a hole drilled into one side of the arm, and a threaded hex bushing that fits into the flange bushing. The operator drills a small hole into the arm for the dowel, and reams out the existing worn hole in the arm a little larger for a more precise fit for the bushings. A special shoulder bolt holds the 2 bushings together.
The flange bushing kit is designed for John Deere, Case IH, Kinze, and New Holland planters. Price varies from $65 to $119 per row depending on the make and model of the planter.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, S.I. Distributing, l3540 Spencerville Road, Spencerville, Ohio 45887 (ph 800 368-7773;

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