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Intalling new rotor vanes in my 1688 from A&I  how are you supose to get to the nuts on top  to tighnen them. the ones right under the cab.  It looks like a acess door under the cab. and the get to that by taking the seat out and floor board under the seat.  Is this correct?

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Never knew of any access door, and I've put in a lot of rotor cages.

You can get to those nuts, you just have to reach.  I'm not a very large frame guy, so I could get up in there to reach them.

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9 hours ago, hardknocks said:

Intalling new rotor vanes in my 1688 from A&I  how are you supose to get to the nuts on top  to tighnen them. the ones right under the cab.  It looks like a acess door under the cab. and the get to that by taking the seat out and floor board under the seat.  Is this correct?

I always take the rotor out I have a lift that handles those that like a dream no access doors either long arms are a must too lol

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i did one of the transport vanes not the circular ones I welded the T bolt onto the vane and was able to hold it on and tighten it by myself, so welding is an option

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14 hours ago, wheatking said:

i did one of the transport vanes not the circular ones I welded the T bolt onto the vane and was able to hold it on and tighten it by myself, so welding is an option

Vanes are hard.  Welding to them weakens them.  Not a good idea.

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8 hours ago, J-Mech said:

Vanes are hard.  Welding to them weakens them.  Not a good idea.

just a light zap weld enough to hold it is all I did you can still hold with a bare hand after I weld, vane is still holding well after 8000 acres so its fine, also used Duct tape to hold bolts in to 

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Dealer mechanic is the one that suggested spot welding tbolts in...

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14 minutes ago, jass1660 said:

Dealer mechanic is the one that suggested spot welding tbolts in...

I was a dealer mechanic too, and the only one certified at my dealer for the new 2300 series when they came out.  I worked on a lot of combines.  Which is why after I left the dealer, I swore I'd never work on another one, lol. And I basically haven't.

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I guess I’ve tack welded T-bolts to vanes for nearly 30 years...no problems yet. Seen vanes damaged by many things, but never by welding. If I don’t have access to a welder, I have used yellow death(weatherstrip adhesive) or quick-setup JB weld to hold the T bolt in place as well. Whatever works. 

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i doint have no problem  holding t-bolt in  its the very back vane of transision cone  i cant reach to put nut on my arm is not smalll enough to go by the braces. and im a skinny person.  actually when i took the old Vanes off it was welded where i cant reach the nut on top 

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