1990 - Volume #14, Issue #3, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Kit lengthens Case/IH Combine axles
Phillip Grothen, A-G Manufacturing, says that in addition to helping protect ridges, his add-on axle widening kit also provides increased stability, allows more room in back for residue spreading equipment, permits the use of larger tires, and makes steering easier.
Designed for 1660 to 1680 combines as well as older 1400 series IH machines, the kit lets you adjust rear wheel track width from a minimum of 120 in. to a maximum of 148 in. in 4-in. increments.
"It eliminates the headaches of broken axles when farmers try to widen factory-built center sections that weren't made to be widened to the maximum. The center swivel shaft on our axle kit is constructed from solid 4-in. material. The support section is made of 3/4-in. thick plate. It's a bolt-on kit. The only modification is to the tie-rod. We supply a tie rod lengthening kit with every axle kit," says Grothen.
Sells for $590, not including installation. "We recommend that buyers have a local dealer install the kit since it requires a 10-ton floor jack and a good cherry picker to lift the center section, which weighs about 560 lbs.," says Grothen, who adds that Deere and Deutz/Allis already offer a factory-built wide axle option on their combines.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Phillip Grothen, A-G Manufacturing, Rt. 1, Box 16A, Juniata, Neb. 68955 (ph 402 751-2580).
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