Classics Earning their keep.

wdah/him

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Location
tyrone
540 65 r28 on 35. 35 is lively. But maybe its the foot throttle on the 135 and the big cushion on the seat. In saying that. The basic spring tip seat on the 35 isn't bad and has more suspension. Still some how prefer the 135. Wonder if the wide wheels fit under the mudguards?
 

bumkin

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Mixed Farmer
Location
pembrokeshire
The problem is if you pack too much grease into a sealed bearing, and through running it warms/expands and has to force some out, then it's no longer sealed... and you have the worst of all situations, as potentially it will loose it all over time.
Rightly or wrongly we have used sealed bearings for areas where you won't re-grease i.e cannot get to, or cannot be arsed.... and use normal where you can & will grease them. This is industrial use mind you with a lot of 24/7 running.
The preferred is greasable bearings every time for us. But hey, what do I know 🙂
the problem with farm machinery is the long-standing idle times that can let the grease settle and dry out what i have seen done is drill a small hole in the seel then use a chain-saw grease gun (the one with the pointy end
 

Flatlander

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
I remember practical farm ideas years ago, someone filling a syringe with grease, injecting the grease through the seal with the needle, then putting a blob of glue over the hole to seal it up
I have a needle on the end of a grease fitting that I use to slide under the seal even with a steel shield it will still just fit without tearing the rubber. Pump it slow with warm grease and works a charm. Made one when I was in my teens as dads round baler was forever in need of bearings from grass getting under the seals and letting the grease go. Back then it was a needle from the vet and some araldite. Now you can buy them for a couple of quid.
 

Flatlander

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
the problem with farm machinery is the long-standing idle times that can let the grease settle and dry out what i have seen done is drill a small hole in the seel then use a chain-saw grease gun (the one with the pointy end
Also on combines that get put away hot. Read an article on how a combine should be run for a few minutes steady after everything is cold as the grease settles to the bottom of the bearing when hot and leaves ares of polished steel exposed
 

Scrapjockey

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Showery S.E. IRL
Mower 26years old,last 19 spent as pasture topper.Tractor 20 years old,it's first day on a farm.Had been pulling dump trailer.
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2650

Member
Location
Ireland
I don't think that these are actually the correct weights for a 50 series @Cab-over Pete . I am fairly certain that style was what were fitted to 6000 series Deere's.

I reckon the weights on the 2850 in Storming's pic above look much better than the older weights which were shorter and lighter. So if you have the older style then in fact it's you who has the correct weights Pete.
The 50 kg cast weight is the weight 50 series were launched with in 1986,same shape as today only steel is used today
Shorter 40 kg is from 30 and 40 series
 

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