Bateman rb35 re furb

Jack Russell

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Arable Farmer
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Holderness
We have a 6500hr 9yr old 32m rb35. It doesn’t do a lot of road work and is only on combinable cropping. It does liquid fert so booms are getting a little rusty. Bateman came out and looked at it to see what they would do to refurb it but we are struggling to get a result. Possibly misplaced paperwork. Whilst we are waiting on that I thought I would ask the collective for your thoughts.

Cheers
Will
 

melted welly

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Arable Farmer
Location
DD9.
Doing the exact same as yourself on very similar aged/houred machine over this winter. So far concentrated on chassis, so bushes, bearings and track rod ends. Plus a freshen up on the paint. On the last corner now.

sprayer may wait depending on workload. I don’t think our booms are too bad, but there’s some thin folded steel welded to the booms which is pretty rotten so we’ll prob just cut it off and replace with some homemade bits. The structure is sound but paint and hyd pipes not great. Thought would just try and lift pipes and work around them rather than remove, but not tried yet.

Out of interest have you ever had a problem with vg leaking? Our lhs will not hold position, lifts fine, but drops when pressure off instead of holding, makes it quite jerky when working as constantly correcting itself. Done all the seals and checked all valves can find but still same. Can hear oil leaking in VG block when happens.
 

Tim

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Location
Somerset
Hi
RB35 9000hrs
just had Bateman do a chassis refurb before Christmas . Took it to bits and replaced everything that was required . Axles bushes , pins , track rod ends , side arms , hubs and any hoses . They also did pump drives , fan belt , hydro cable and any thing that has been modified since . 2 chaps from BATEMAN’s top blokes !
4 days work , budget 6- 12k depending how bad wear is . Drives like a different machine now 😀. Well worth the cost . Have to book in early as they try to do the in the winter months .
 

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Secret Agronomist

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Arable Farmer
Doing the exact same as yourself on very similar aged/houred machine over this winter. So far concentrated on chassis, so bushes, bearings and track rod ends. Plus a freshen up on the paint. On the last corner now.

sprayer may wait depending on workload. I don’t think our booms are too bad, but there’s some thin folded steel welded to the booms which is pretty rotten so we’ll prob just cut it off and replace with some homemade bits. The structure is sound but paint and hyd pipes not great. Thought would just try and lift pipes and work around them rather than remove, but not tried yet.

Out of interest have you ever had a problem with vg leaking? Our lhs will not hold position, lifts fine, but drops when pressure off instead of holding, makes it quite jerky when working as constantly correcting itself. Done all the seals and checked all valves can find but still same. Can hear oil leaking in VG block when happens.
We had a problem where the vg would go up in manual but as soon as you dropped one side both went down together, turned out it was a small seal in the block at the back, took them a lot of tracing to get it.
 

bkg

Member
Hi
RB35 9000hrs
just had Bateman do a chassis refurb before Christmas . Took it to bits and replaced everything that was required . Axles bushes , pins , track rod ends , side arms , hubs and any hoses . They also did pump drives , fan belt , hydro cable and any thing that has been modified since . 2 chaps from BATEMAN’s top blokes !
4 days work , budget 6- 12k depending how bad wear is . Drives like a different machine now 😀. Well worth the cost . Have to book in early as they try to do the in the winter months .
Those your workshop doors ?? How much are they please ? If you don't mind telling me thanks
 

Phil P

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Arable Farmer
Location
North West
I went though my RB15 myself back in 2018 and to be fair mechanically they pretty good to work on. If you just want to tidy up the machine rather than a nuts and bolts referb I’d have a go myself.
Replacing all the pins, bushes and any ball joints with the slightest play completely transformed the feel of the machine. New pins and bushes on the booms and anything else it needed. Can’t remember the exact cost but was less than 3k in parts.
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