Kverneland plough maintenance

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  1. Jimmyboy

    Jimmyboy Active Member

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    Hi, I use a 4 furrow ed85 and noticed the 4 ball joint knuckles on each leg had slack bolts so I tightened them up but some of the bolts broke in half
    Should I replace all 4 ball sockets or just the ones with the broken bolts seized in?
    Mayby I should replace the whole lot on the plough, not sure.
    Some advice would b much appreciatedCheers
     
  2. gone

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    I think that they should always replaced in 4's.
    If the old ones were loose for some time you may need a shim to get the leg perfect again, but they would have had to be loose for a good length.
     
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    It's recommend that you should do all 4 when replacing one as the other 3 will be worn more than the new one,most people dont but that leg wont be sitting on all 4 balls ,used to carry a spare ball or two in the toolbox as could break in the field .but I wouldn't be doing all legs,just the one the ball broke on.
     
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    kverneland es 80 Well-Known Member

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    As the lad's have said replace in fours.
     
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    Mike Roche recommended using a die grinder to hone out the socket to accept a new ball properly as the old one would be reduced in size .
    I carry a spare usually and just replace one if it breaks.
    As usual once going again it's forgotten about.
    Probably 2 or 3 per year replaced.
    Changing them around wouldn't be simple as the bolts usually wring in the ball
     
  6. Jimmyboy

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    Thanks for the replies, I will replace in fours the look at the sockets and what state they r in.
     
  7. KTM Farmer

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    DA1DF9AC-0363-4BED-8F02-FBA9D3059004.jpeg 3FCF4BA3-8490-4422-8FE1-F9C7D92A5AB4.jpeg E7AFE27A-FF5C-4CAA-8A22-3C811E74BB0E.jpeg Getting the plough ready yesterday and discovered the pivot for the land wheel cracked. Didn’t have time to start dismantling but is it a case of removing the bracket that holds the top of the spring and buffers?
    The inside end of the pivot shaft doesn’t have anything retaining it. Photo of that end not great.
     

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    I should have said, bought the plough second hand and don’t have parts book? Do KV supply exploded view parts books?
     
  9. Mid cork

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    Once you have that bracket off it will come out. I have welded many of them over the years.
     
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    Thanks, @Mid cork that’s what I was hoping. I suppose adding a weld from the inside of the plate to the shaft would cause it to catch when rotating.
     
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    Mid cork Well-Known Member

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    Yea you can’t really weld it on the inside. You will just have to gouge it out well on the outside first.
     
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  12. MF30

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    I’ve seen them crack there when the spring that slows the fall is not correctly tensioned. The wheel should start to drop as you lower the plough so it will contact the ground as the plough does. I think the wheel dropping down with a bang causes this to crack.
     
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    Interesting, I will play around with the spring tension when reassembling. It is a nuisance if the wheel drops too late but I can see the benefits of what you are saying, tyre cushions the bounce.
     
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