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Russell single chop flail mower.

Discussion in 'Classic Machinery' started by renewablejohn, May 17, 2018 at 9:05 AM.

  1. renewablejohn

    renewablejohn Member

    Location:
    lancs
    Any vintage farmers around. My trusty Russell flail mower has collapsed its main flail shaft bearing. In removing the bearing I had to use the universal tool and both the cast iron V pulley and bearing are smashed to bits. I have heard that David Brown copied parts for there own flail. Anyone know if this is correct and if so where I might get parts from. Its a 4 belt V pulley.
     
  2. traineefarmer

    traineefarmer Member

    Location:
    Mid Norfolk
    Got any pictures or dimensions? It ought to be possible to adapt something off the shelf to get you going again.
     
  3. renewablejohn

    renewablejohn Member

    Location:
    lancs
    Cannot believe it. Called in at my local agri engineers with a bucket full of bits and they have the right size bearing off the shelf. Then onto bearing services for the 4 V belt pulley and its down for next day delivery. All I need now is a couple of flail blades and I will be back in action. Not bad for a bit of kit thats over 60 years old.
     
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  4. Magnums'R'Us

    Magnums'R'Us Member

    Try Russells at Malton they may still have some blades, they made them!!! 01653 698000
     
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  5. renewablejohn

    renewablejohn Member

    Location:
    lancs
    I knew it would not be that simple. Got it all back together and the shaft is bent between the bearing and the pulley. It does actually run but the vibration is so great it will break the new bearing before I get half way across the field. So any bright ideas to straighten the shaft. From the bearing to the end of the shaft is about 9 inches.
     

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