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Handy Repair For Combine Pickup Rollers

Don Voss, Spiritwood, Sask.: "To re-pair combine pickup rollers, round baler rollers, Hesston straw chopper rotors, and any other rollers that have shafts with only one washer supporting the end, we've come up with a handy repair. We install two washers inside each end of the roller, with one at the end and the other a couple inches inside the tube. We weld the washers to the shaft, then machine them in the lathe for a tight fit inside the tube. Makes them a lot stronger. For example, Hesston choppers get out of balance when the single washer bends slightly. We can save these expensive rotors with this simple repair."
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1997 - Volume #21, Issue #3