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29 minutes ago, Dirt_Floor_Poor said:

I took this Timken bearing out of a combine today. I put it in maybe three years ago. It was made in Turkey and is apparently junk like everything else you can buy now. I took the original bearing out of this machine that lasted 15 years. Now they last two or three. They are nothing more than an expensive, low quality fire hazard. 
 

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That's disappointing. Timken used to be good bearings

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9 minutes ago, melvinapple said:

That's disappointing. Timken used to be good bearings

I still see some that come with made in USA on them. Maybe they are still good. I also get some Timken that say made in China in addition to the ones from Turkey. I have actually had decent luck with the Timken bearings that are Chinese. 

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Well you remember the root rake I installed a couple of weeks ago. I got a call Monday, we got a problem with the root rake. 

Pic #2&3 is what greeted me Tuesday morning when I showed up. So I broke out the torch and air arc. 90% of the welds I gouged out were full of porosity, One tooth had broke off and they found it, it only had about 2" of weld holding the rest were cold lapped.

Pic #4 is where I am at now. 

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24 minutes ago, Finney said:

Well you remember the root rake I installed a couple of weeks ago. I got a call Monday, we got a problem with the root rake. 

Pic #2&3 is what greeted me Tuesday morning when I showed up. So I broke out the torch and air arc. 90% of the welds I gouged out were full of porosity, One tooth had broke off and they found it, it only had about 2" of weld holding the rest were cold lapped.

Pic #4 is where I am at now. 

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When you want something done right, do it yourself!!

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59 minutes ago, Finney said:

Well you remember the root rake I installed a couple of weeks ago. I got a call Monday, we got a problem with the root rake. 

Pic #2&3 is what greeted me Tuesday morning when I showed up. So I broke out the torch and air arc. 90% of the welds I gouged out were full of porosity, One tooth had broke off and they found it, it only had about 2" of weld holding the rest were cold lapped.

Pic #4 is where I am at now. 

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Make it cheap and sell it expensive. Just get it out the door and then have the customer totally rework it after almost no use. Typical. 

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2 hours ago, Finney said:

Well you remember the root rake I installed a couple of weeks ago. I got a call Monday, we got a problem with the root rake. 

Pic #2&3 is what greeted me Tuesday morning when I showed up. So I broke out the torch and air arc. 90% of the welds I gouged out were full of porosity, One tooth had broke off and they found it, it only had about 2" of weld holding the rest were cold lapped.

Pic #4 is where I am at now. 

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That looks better. I think you could tear the original version up with a D3 never mind a D6.

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Finished this morning, good thing I think I am coming down with sinus infection. About the time I got back to the shop they called and said we have broke/cracked the C frame and ball mount. I said good luck it will be at least Monday before I come back.

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1 hour ago, Finney said:

Finished this morning, good thing I think I am coming down with sinus infection. About the time I got back to the shop they called and said we have broke/cracked the C frame and ball mount. I said good luck it will be at least Monday before I come back.

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Take care of yourself Finney!

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That looks like a power 6 way? I still say that's way to big of a machine for that setup, you would need a tightwad owner operator with a brain to stand any chance of not turning it into spaghetti before the new year

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On 12/8/2023 at 11:45 PM, Alan Dinan said:

Had the neighbor over here with a trackhoe to dig out some trees that were too big for the backhoe. Hauled off a few loads of concrete too.

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Oooooh eye candy love diggin in the dirt!!!

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3 hours ago, hardtail said:

That looks like a power 6 way? I still say that's way to big of a machine for that setup, you would need a tightwad owner operator with a brain to stand any chance of not turning it into spaghetti before the new year

Probably be better off with a rear ripper 

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One new shoe for the 560 tonight. 

Different seat tho I didn't realize I need a couple of spacers to go under it. Luckily I have a parts breakdown that confirmed what I suspected after mounting the seat tonight. Lil bit of side to side slip so I will need to dig into that....

 Middle Pic of the seat someone had put on it. If the one I jist bought doesn't work out it may go back on. 🙄

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Worked on a barn roof and a buddy of mine put some lights up for us. The man lift makes both those things a LOT easier.  Well worth paying him to bring the lift over. 

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On 12/13/2023 at 3:38 PM, Dirt_Floor_Poor said:

I took this Timken bearing out of a combine today. I put it in maybe three years ago. It was made in Turkey and is apparently junk like everything else you can buy now. I took the original bearing out of this machine that lasted 15 years. Now they last two or three. They are nothing more than an expensive, low quality fire hazard. 
 

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Timken has been on a huge buying spree of anything driveline related.  Bearing, seal, coupler, whatever.  Makes me think that quality from them is now suspect.  If I want good conical bearings I ask for NTN/Bower.  

But all companies are able to send out junk.  Had an SKF 208 size self aligning 40mm bearing go out this fall on a one year old machine.  Really??  I do think the seals on that particular bearing # is junk though, not my first rodeo with them. 

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4 hours ago, hardtail said:

That looks like a power 6 way? I still say that's way to big of a machine for that setup, you would need a tightwad owner operator with a brain to stand any chance of not turning it into spaghetti before the new year

It is, too much power for a 6 way. Another contractor has 2 of them also, has put close to 6,000 hrs with none of these problems.

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20 hours ago, Sledgehammer said:

Worked on a barn roof and a buddy of mine put some lights up for us. The man lift makes both those things a LOT easier.  Well worth paying him to bring the lift over. 

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How biga sledge hammer u use to pound it in? 

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11 hours ago, Rawleigh99 said:

It all comes down to the operator. What's the number of good operators declining though you want something that's pretty bulletproof.

I think most people thing a murray riding mower is a brush cutter now days and wonder y they tore it up 

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On 12/13/2023 at 6:24 PM, Alan Dinan said:

When you want something done right, do it yourself!!

Or have @Finney do it for you 

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