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denmark53

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Anybody got any ideas how to remove a gib key off a gear, tried a tapered tool to slide it out but didn't work, just about run out of ideas now
 

Macsky

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Livestock Farmer
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Done three years now.
 

v8willy

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Mixed Farmer
Saw a Claas fitter do it,drive a chisel/wedge under the head of the key then drive the sprocket further on to the shaft. Key came out, piece of p!$$
That’s usually the way, have also had to use a G clamp to hold the drift tight and square, then if it didn’t move thumping it on then pull the lot off with the pullers & the drift keeps the key from getting tighter, bit of heat helps sometimes too.

We bought a s/h baler and the sprockets must have been hammered on by some monkey, ended up having to cut about 4 off.
 
That’s usually the way, have also had to use a G clamp to hold the drift tight and square, then if it didn’t move thumping it on then pull the lot off with the pullers & the drift keeps the key from getting tighter, bit of heat helps sometimes too.

We bought a s/h baler and the sprockets must have been hammered on by some monkey, ended up having to cut about 4 off.
I couldn't move this one so he came out and said " watch and learn " . Gave one big smack with a big clubby hammer and the sprocket went further on by about 3/4" and the key came out in his hand
 

denmark53

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I couldn't move this one so he came out and said " watch and learn " . Gave one big smack with a big clubby hammer and the sprocket went further on by about 3/4" and the key came out in his hand
Hit gear on, didn't just pop out but got it out. Needed alot of heat to move the gear which doesn't go well with balers and hay knocking about. Just the gear to pull off now, borrowed some big puller's so here's hoping it won't be too bad
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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