1984 - Volume #8, Issue #2, Page #24[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Continuous Oilers For Sprockets, Chains
"We were constantly replacing both chains and sprockets on our combine until we installed a 2-gal. oil reservoir with an electric-activated dripper which is wired directly to the switch key. Turning the key energizes the solenoid and a fresh supply of oil drips constantly onto the chains and sprockets. Filling the reservoir takes far less time than continually spraying the chains. The machine operates more smoothly and is quieter. Chain and sprocket life is extended some four or more times normal expectation and adjustments are seldom needed," says Westerberg, noting that he has installed similar drippers on his irrigation wells with 100-hp. motors.
The automatic oilers, which he buys from Lube Devices Inc., Manitowoc, Wis., can be mounted most anywhere and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You can use, drain oil in them, adding a bit of graphite powder, if available, to enhance its effectiveness. If a machine has no electrical source of supply, manually-operated drippers are also available.
"It has drastically cut our machinery maintenance. Once installed, you wonder how you ever got along without them," he says.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Lube Devices, Inc., P.O. Box 450, Manitowoc, Wis. 54220 (ph 414 682-6877).
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