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Press Wheel Bearing Repair Kit
"When a press wheel bearing fails on a Deere or Kinze planter, the press wheel stops turning, tearing open the seed slot and throwing out the seed making immediate replacement necessary," says David Bishop, Atlanta, Ill., who's come up with a repair kit that makes bearing replacement a simple task that takes 2 to 3 min. in the field.
Bishop says he used to spend more time finding the tools he needed when a bearing went out than he did replacing it. Then, as often as not, the press wheel would break when he tried to take it off with a hammer.
The kit consists of four pieces: a hammer, removing wedge, combination tool (roll-pin punch, 3/8-in. socket, and pry tool), and a retaining strap that holds the four pieces, which fit together as a single unit for storage. The biggest piece of the kit, the removing wedge, is 15 in. long.
Bishop is considering manufacturing the kit if there's enough interest.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, David A. Bishop, Rt. 2, Box 160, Atlanta, Ill. 61723 (ph 217 648-2915 or 648-5027).

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #4