Taarup/kverneland tub feeder

Mouser

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Location
near Belfast
Siloking tub feeder at work has broken all the bolts that hold gearbox to the floor. Got auger out and seems bolt heads have just rotted away and been slack for while until finally weak enough for them all to break. Holes are now well worn and I'm wondering if it's economical just to replace with new bolts or better to get a bit made and weld in.
Anyone experienced in this?
 

Dave W

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Location
chesterfield
If the holes are worn you will struggle to get the new bolts to tighten properly.
I’d get a 5 or 6 mm plate (or 10mm if there’s room) made up pre drilled with the holes and weld it over the top.
 

Mouser

Member
Location
near Belfast
If the holes are worn you will struggle to get the new bolts to tighten properly.
I’d get a 5 or 6 mm plate (or 10mm if there’s room) made up pre drilled with the holes and weld it over the top.
Was thinking that, would be room for 10mm but would it actually make it much stronger than just bolting up tight? Suppose it would stop bolts sliding round within holes but would it put bending stress on bolts instead?
 

Mouser

Member
Location
near Belfast
10/11 year old, not at coast, can't see washing making any difference. Would need to be cleaned by lifting the auger out once a year to get at bolts. Holes aren't worn very much, the bolts have worn/broke/heads rotted.
If I had a machine at about 8 year old, I would lift auger out and replace bolts maybe with stainless as rest of machine is perfect.
 

capfits

Member
10/11 year old, not at coast, can't see washing making any difference. Would need to be cleaned by lifting the auger out once a year to get at bolts. Holes aren't worn very much, the bolts have worn/broke/heads rotted.
If I had a machine at about 8 year old, I would lift auger out and replace bolts maybe with stainless as rest of machine is perfect.

Thanks for that. One of ours is about that 8 years of age will have a good look at it when I service it next summer.
 
10/11 year old, not at coast, can't see washing making any difference. Would need to be cleaned by lifting the auger out once a year to get at bolts. Holes aren't worn very much, the bolts have worn/broke/heads rotted.
If I had a machine at about 8 year old, I would lift auger out and replace bolts maybe with stainless as rest of machine is perfect.

This might not work for you but I had a topper with severely worn holes holding a gearbox on a few years ago. I welded the holes up with the mig and then re bored them with the mag drill. Worked well. Blunted a drill per hole as the welds are as hard as a whor*s heart but u can get them re-sharpened fairly cheaply
 

Mouser

Member
Location
near Belfast
Not too big a job, there is a cap on top with 3 bolts. Take that off and you will see a ring of 12/14 bolts inside about arms length down. We used socket and crow bar to move first then air gun with knuckle extension to buzz them out. In your case hopefully gearbox won't be hanging on the last two!
Just not enough room to get impact gun at them right otherwise would be simple.
Sling auger up with telehandler and you should see a cone shaped pile of crap to scrape away to find bolts that hold gearbox up to the floor.
I reckon about 4 hrs with 2 men would replace the bolts easily, will take us longer as bolts in gearbox are now bent and need cut or need punched out of holes, or most likely both!
 

Mouser

Member
Location
near Belfast
This might not work for you but I had a topper with severely worn holes holding a gearbox on a few years ago. I welded the holes up with the mig and then re bored them with the mag drill. Worked well. Blunted a drill per hole as the welds are as hard as a whor*s heart but u can get them re-sharpened fairly cheaply
Be a new address before going to that bother thank you very much!
 

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