What are you up to in the workshop?

KTM 450

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I got the catros finished finally there Wednesday, it’s not the prettiest looking one but I know all shafts, bearings, seals, and discs are perfect on it. Note to anyone buying a second hand disc, don’t. And if you do, don’t go opening every bearing to try get it Perfect, just wait for it to fall apart and do it bit by bit
I am tempted to buy one of those under TAMS. Are they good?
If you get a chance throw up a few pics of a field after a run of it.
 

JohnBoy

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I bought these wing skins at the steam in inishannon 10 or 12 years ago and the wing frames 8-10 years ago.

They finally found their way to the top of the list by a very circular route.

The 20 was getting slow to lift, it lived outside but draining the water out of the back end is becoming less effective, the mayonnaise has become too watery.

I didn't want to do the oil change until I'd built a house for the 20, otherwise the same thing will happen all over again.

The 20 was also pissing oil out of a half shaft seal so no point putting oil in if it would leak out or have to be drained again to fix that.

So I built a shed for it and had to take the wings off to do the axle, needed access for some rotten nuts.

The axle seal was about 3 months ago.

Had a builder we're chasing for months turn up on Wednesday to say he's coming Tuesday.

My jeep is unwell and there's two trailers and a bunch of stuff to be moved before Tuesday morning.

I had a few days off so here we are about to put some top coat on the wings.

Nothing gets done without a reason
 

Seedsower

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I am tempted to buy one of those under TAMS. Are they good?
If you get a chance throw up a few pics of a field after a run of it.
Catros is an excellent harrow especially for finishing and fine tilling.
For a complete job ground would not want to be too hard as they won't dig in quickly. In conditions like now perfect or after a plough or bigger disc.
The catros plus may be a better buy for tougher conditions
 

KTM 450

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Catros is an excellent harrow especially for finishing and fine tilling.
For a complete job ground would not want to be too hard as they won't dig in quickly. In conditions like now perfect or after a plough or bigger disc.
The catros plus may be a better buy for tougher conditions
I must look up the plus for curiosity, don’t think I’ve seen one of those. My ground is in continuous tillage and fairly easily tilled so the basic one should do it too. Thanks
 

powerfarmer

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I bought these wing skins at the steam in inishannon 10 or 12 years ago and the wing frames 8-10 years ago.

They finally found their way to the top of the list by a very circular route.

The 20 was getting slow to lift, it lived outside but draining the water out of the back end is becoming less effective, the mayonnaise has become too watery.

I didn't want to do the oil change until I'd built a house for the 20, otherwise the same thing will happen all over again.

The 20 was also pissing oil out of a half shaft seal so no point putting oil in if it would leak out or have to be drained again to fix that.

So I built a shed for it and had to take the wings off to do the axle, needed access for some rotten nuts.

The axle seal was about 3 months ago.

Had a builder we're chasing for months turn up on Wednesday to say he's coming Tuesday.

My jeep is unwell and there's two trailers and a bunch of stuff to be moved before Tuesday morning.

I had a few days off so here we are about to put some top coat on the wings.

Nothing gets done without a reason
Your shed looks an interesting layout, is that a lean to or carport on the left ? Is it all timber construction? A decent shed is on the list of jobs here...
 

JohnBoy

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The garage is a steel frame with timber studs and cladding.

The lean to is a straight timber frame off the side of the garage.

I think the timber looks a bit nicer than a steel shed in the back garden but obviously it needs more maintenance with washing and a coat of fence life every year.
 

AYF

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Think the UJ shaft will only shorten by a cm or so without removing anything big, only three bolts on the bed on that end so dropping it down should be the easiest option.
If the seal under the top hat has gone, what are the chances the others need doing the same time?
Should I bite the bullet and do a full strip down?
 

MF30

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If the seal under the top hat has gone, what are the chances the others need doing the same time?
Should I bite the bullet and do a full strip down?
Top hat seal would be getting worked the hardest but the others are easy enough got at. Might be a bit of wire wrapped around it to cause it to leak. Wouldn’t worry about the others unless the bearing is loose.
 

massey 6480

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Anyone know the name of the washer in the pic . Have to patch up a meal bin and need the washers in the pic . Google is only giving me bonded washers and washers for tec screws


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