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I'm going to try to document the repairs going on with my combine. Toward the end of harvest last year I discovered the bearing blocks at the front of the auger bed were shot, really bad. Bought new ones , put on shelf until now. It's about 90 out, what better time to get inside and under a combine? These things are no fun to remove and I assume will be less fun when they go back together. The plan was to replace the bad augers with the ones from the salvage machine. That isn't going to work, must be a serial no. break thing. Anyway, going to get new ones.

I have changed both boarding ladders and the fuel gauge sending unit. Really nice to have a working fuel gauge!

My thinking is to get some of these major repairs done before September gets here.

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Finally got the old girl out in the field Sunday. Replaced all the sections on the sickle, many new guards, and re-shimmed for proper cutting clearance. After getting a shine on things it worked good.

I'm going to try to document the repairs going on with my combine. Toward the end of harvest last year I discovered the bearing blocks at the front of the auger bed were shot, really bad. Bought new o

Gave this thing a pretty serious flog today. The uncle drove up from Lacona to help, he wasn't too impressed with the heat though. The augers for the auger bed did not come in but the clean grain one

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The other thing we worked on was the clean grain auger and 'Boot'. Not sure the actual term so I just call it a boot. Here again the plan was to use the one from the salvage machine and again decided not to. It will get a new one also. The thinking is with new stuff and the low amount of acres I run it should outlast me. I had repaired the boot that is going on over the course of the winter, the paddles on the chain wear these things pretty bad.

Also had the air conditioning guy down to look at the old girl, don't want to cook through another harvest! Have some oil drips to look into and who knows what else.

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21 hours ago, kal said:

hopefully we will get some cooler days!

I hope so too! The sweat has been pouring out of me at an alarming rate the last couple of days.

Found some pics on my phone of the repair process on that 'Boot'.

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Made a little more progress Sunday. Have a smallish leak in the valve stack so I uncovered it and power-washed everything. The air conditioning guy is going to help with this so I wanted to get it clean for ease of finding the leak. I HATE hydraulic leaks, so hard to pinpoint.

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Those valve stacks are a never ending source for leaks and aggravation!  Our 1460 usually has a small leak during the off season that finally dries up about the time we finish harvesting.  😁

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Air conditioning guy got me a clutch for the compressor on this thing, he thought that was all I needed for it, maybe. It'll be going on tomorrow, we'll see. Really don't want to roast in there again this year. Hopefully my augers get ordered today and can go in Saturday.

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Gave this thing a pretty serious flog today. The uncle drove up from Lacona to help, he wasn't too impressed with the heat though. The augers for the auger bed did not come in but the clean grain one did. Picked it up this morning along with a few minor parts to do the assembly with. Talking with the parts man he gave me a tip on how to get the auger installed the easy way. Pull the plate on the left side of the machine and screw that baby in. It worked great! Got the 'New' boot on and all buttoned up. I should mention that I started with finishing up the AC clutch, worked on it Friday but didn't have a belt the right length. Long story short, I think it needs charged but blows a lot cooler than before!

After the clean grain auger we tore into the rotor cage. I didn't get any pics of this, the support pipe was out of it's supports. Took the grates out and got it straightened out, one less thing to worry about going forward.

Also replaced one pressure hose on the valve stack. Have one other that will be replaced but the imp. store only had enough fittings for one today.

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Nice thread.

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Don't run your elevator chains to tight. It causes the augers to flex and break.

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Spent the day Friday working on this old girl again. Got the new augers and adapter kits installed, for the most part. There is a piece of weather stripping on the bottom front of the bearing block area. None at the farm, so we had to quit on that. Did find some in a drawer at home so will try to get that together today. No helper today so the bolts may not all get in there yet. Also worked on getting the rotor cage alignment some more. Thought we had that put to bed, NOT! Getting closer, a few more tweaks should do it, Having full adjust-ability will be nice. Have one more hydraulic hose to change today and I will be out of parts for awhile again. Maybe work on that 756 some!

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Very nice I will probably have to do the same stuff in the future 

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Spent another day trying to get this old girl into fighting shape. Found some weather stripping at the house, was a little thicker than the old which made getting the panels in place a bit difficult! A thin piece of sheet-metal did the trick. Got all the bolts in, tightened all I could by myself, need the helper for the last 9. Installed five that were missing from a prior 'repair'. Have found others missing in other areas too. Have a great supply of fasteners from the salvage op. Also worked on the rotor cage. It's working better than ever, may even be able to set it according to the book now. The uncle and I have discussed how this thing did as good a job as it did last fall as screwed up as it was. Changed one more hydraulic hose on the valve stack. The one that came off was worse than I realized! Might have ran for years like that but might have popped at any time.

May leave the old thing in the shed today, concentrate on the 756 and some Orange things. Found a bent share on my plow yesterday, don't know how that happened. Have new ones so on they go!

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Do you have  hillside dividers for the top sieve or the rubber paddles f o6 r the right side augers? Always put them on when pre delivering new machines. Paddles flipped grain to the left and dividers kept from sliding sideways. 

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I HAVE A 1460 I JUST PICKED UP FOR PARTS. I NEEDED THE ENGINE FOR A 1086. ALSO A 863 CORN HEAD. ITS ALL THERE FOR PARTS.COME TAKE A LOOK.

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5 hours ago, kal said:

Do you have  hillside dividers for the top sieve or the rubber paddles f o6 r the right side augers? Always put them on when pre delivering new machines. Paddles flipped grain to the left and dividers kept from sliding sideways. 

I've got the paddles on the two right hand augers, they hadn't been installed when I took that picture,

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I don't know if they are still available, but I used sell a bearing shaft assembly to save the worn bed augers. The shaft would slide into the auger shaft and the bearing bolted to the old wood blocks. Sold a lot of them and they seemed to work out good.

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Long overdue for an update on this. After the wind-storm and the starter debacle I'm glad to be moving forward once again! My helper was here today and we got the bearing blocks buttoned up. next on the list was the unloading auger, it took a pretty good hit in the storm. Was thin and in need on repair before this, time to get 'er done. Found a really nice replacement tube at the yard. Straightening everything else kept us from getting it back together. Another parts run is in the offing, going to inquire about the auger in the machine the tube came out of, no time like the present to fix it.

My beans are still a couple of weeks out but will feel better when this thing is ready.

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Combine take some cosmetic damage from the storm from the looks under the auger?

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2 minutes ago, Reichow7120 said:

Combine take some cosmetic damage from the storm from the looks under the auger?

It's a little more than cosmetic. That bent up panel has been removed, have a replacement ready to go in, there is a piece that I don't have that is so mangled another trip to the junk yard is in order for today.While it's this far apart I may replace the auger too. The machine the "new" tube came from has a nice one in it, if the price is right it will be going in this one. I would like to re-flight or replace the vertical auger also. Not sure if that will get done this year or not.

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9 minutes ago, DT Fan said:

It's a little more than cosmetic. That bent up panel has been removed, have a replacement ready to go in, there is a piece that I don't have that is so mangled another trip to the junk yard is in order for today.While it's this far apart I may replace the auger too. The machine the "new" tube came from has a nice one in it, if the price is right it will be going in this one. I would like to re-flight or replace the vertical auger also. Not sure if that will get done this year or not.

I remember seeing pics of the damage of the shed it was in😔

Anything else get tore up bad in there? I assume a new shed is in the future at your place?

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Got a buddy to help with the install of the new panel, glad I did, it was a pain. We pulled the auger out, going to the junkyard today to get the 'new' one. It surprised us how easy it was to remove it.  Shoup has the vertical ones, probably order one tomorrow, change it next weekend and put this system to bed. With the limited amount of acres I run anything like this should last my lifetime.

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Spent a bunch of time at the yard finding the right auger. The one we were going to get had been converted to hex drive, mine is pin drive. Searched for quite a while then found one I really like. Think it was re-flited as opposed to a new replacement. In the search for the horizontal one we found a good vertical auger marked 1460 laying on the ground. Needed some help from the gas-ax the get the horizontal one out so inquired about the vertical at the office. Price was livable, had to go back home for the torch. Anyway, got both augers and got home. Put my good eye on things and decided the prudent thing was to get the vertical changed first. Wheel and tire have to come off to get that thing out, that didn't go too bad really, it is heavy though! Got the 'new' auger in, didn't get the drive back together yet. That old auger was beyond sharp, more like a serrated knife!

One note here, the pins and especially the cotter pins that hold them in are a serious pain getting them out and back in working through that access panel. Used the torch on some of them.

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