Finally got some!

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Re: Finally got some!

Postby Hiawatha » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:47 pm

Implement designation changed depending on the country of origin or in some cases destination .
The number 7 is the Australian prefix , there are other numbers for South Africa , the UK , France etc .
Somehow you have obtained an implement that was destined for Down under but never made it .
-------- 1952 TED, 1957 FE35 Grey and Gold Deluxe
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Re: Finally got some!

Postby Chgperformance » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:52 pm

Hiawatha wrote:Implement designation changed depending on the country of origin or in some cases destination .
The number 7 is the Australian prefix , there are other numbers for South Africa , the UK , France etc .
Somehow you have obtained an implement that was destined for Down under but never made it .


Thanks for that H, I wonder then why did the two versions of this have two different numbers at the beginning?
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Re: Finally got some!

Postby Chgperformance » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:45 pm

So I recently got hold of a potato planter. The type with the seat each side of the hopper :) it’s complete with bell wheel too! It was shot blasted, primed and painted many moons ago according to owner. Now showing some signs of rust coming through the paint again. Sadly one of the points on the ridger is broken.

I also picked up a 2 furrow plough. I find the three furrow too much for my TED. The 2 furrow was priced at the value of the furrow wheel. A mere £70! I’ve bought a pair of new landslides. It will need a new mouldboard for the second furrow and a pair of shares before I put her to work.

I have however removed the furrow wheel for refurb as the wheel turned but the shaft which should be spring loaded did not move! I managed to remove the grub screw for the wheel scraper with some heat. However the scraper would not come out. So some serious heat from an Oxy Propane setup and it soon came out. With the furrow wheel removed I then looked to the other end. The hinge pin for the spring was seized and not coming out so requires drilling out. The hinge for the shaft was very well seized. Considering there is needle roller bearings in there it was surprising it seized so badly! ALOT of heat later and it began to move with a 2ft bar on it! I worked it back and fourth and as it cooled down it stuck again! Bugger. So I flooded it with WD went for lunch.

Came back after lunch and her presto, it moved fairly easily! I worked it back and fourth and finally it came apart. Vernier gauge out and I ordered some new bearings and an oil seal (plus a speedi sleeve) to make it all good again! Installed the bearings tonight. Then realised I measured the old seal wrong so ordered another :oops:
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Re: Finally got some!

Postby Chgperformance » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:57 pm

Here’s the planter!
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Re: Finally got some!

Postby Chgperformance » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:07 pm

I successfully removed the hinge pin for the furrow wheel spring. Drilled it through, then used a bigger bit followed by a punch to pull the sides in and she popped out :)

My new oil seal and a speedi sleeve arrived this morning to make good the shaft. Just need to finish the red oxide primer and start assembling it all!
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Re: Finally got some!

Postby Chgperformance » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:34 pm

So furrow wheel is now complete. All painted up. Had to drill out the grease nipple hole and helicoil it on the wheel hinge.

The belt pulley has had another coat of paint too. Time to Put it to work now it’s got some oil in!
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Re: Finally got some!

Postby Hiawatha » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:14 am

Well done :smile:
I could never see the reasoning for the use of a needle bearing in that application . It seems ridiculously complicated for the purpose , I would have thought a bush and grease nipple would have been ample .
A trick to remember , the coulter wheel bushes can be replaced with the gudgeon pins from a TEF . They fit perfectly . Probably the best use for bits of an old 'Diseasal ' I have ever found :lol:

Do you have the weed hook for the furrow wheel ?
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Re: Finally got some!

Postby Chgperformance » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:06 am

Hiawatha wrote:Well done :smile:
I could never see the reasoning for the use of a needle bearing in that application . It seems ridiculously complicated for the purpose , I would have thought a bush and grease nipple would have been ample .
A trick to remember , the coulter wheel bushes can be replaced with the gudgeon pins from a TEF . They fit perfectly . Probably the best use for bits of an old 'Diseasal ' I have ever found :lol:

Do you have the weed hook for the furrow wheel ?


Do you mean the scraper? Yes it’s fitted :) good tip on the old pins!
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