1988 - Volume #12, Issue #5, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Pivot Arm Kit for Deere, Kinze Planters"Interest is tremendous. We sold more than 2,500 kits this spring and we've been flooded with calls since spring from people who weren't satisfied with the performance of their planters," says Hank Redger, Montezuma Welding & Mfg., about the company's new pivot arm rebuild kit for Deere and Kinze planters that eliminates the need to replace the entire pivot arm and frame, a repair that can cost $260 or more.
Redger says that as the gauge wheel pivot arm wears on the stub shaft it mounts to, the wheel wobbles and throws dry dirt down into the furrow with the seed. It also begins to do a poor job of preventing dirt and mud buildup on disc openers. Company parts require replacement of the entire pivot arm frame to solve the problem. Montezuma Welding simply installs a bushing on the pivot arm stub shaft and bores out the pivot arm to fit over it. Once repaired, Redger says the pivot arm will last longer than the original manufactured parts because the bushing is adjustable and can be tightened up as it wears.
The kit costs $48 per row if you send your pivot arms to Montezuma Welding to be bored out. A complete kit, that includes a new pivot arm, sells for $68.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Montezuma Welding & Mfg., Rt. 1, Box 40B, Montezuma, Kan. 67867 (ph 316 846-2482).
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