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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by CaseyForrest, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. mijdirtyjeep

    mijdirtyjeep ArboristSite Operative

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    You have a part number?

    My double small sealed bearing locked up, pulled the seal off the side of them and they were full of crud. Ran down to my bearing store and he only had one of the sealed in stock, so I grabbed it and used washers to make up the difference of the second bearing. It's working fine now, just looking for future ideas.
     
  2. CaseyForrest

    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    The Smith bearings are yr 7/8 (1 1/4) x or xc. X is sealed and xc is sealed and crowned. Mcgill is either cyr or ccyr (non crowned and crowned respectively) and then the size, 7/8 or 1 1/4.

    I haven't yet installed the crowned bearings due to time constraints. Hopefully today if I get out of work in time.

    Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
     
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  3. CaseyForrest

    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    Oh, I also have 8 of those sealed bearings if you want them. I won't use them.

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  4. CaseyForrest

    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    The new bearings do take the corn head grease nicely.

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  5. CaseyForrest

    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    It's not all that often something simple smacks one upside the head and it actually works. Today was one of those days.

    I needed a way to speed this up and it not be so messy. The syringe worked perfectly to push out the old grease while filling with the corn head grease. There isn't a lot of grease in these cam followers from the manufacturer.

    First picture is the bearing right off the splitter that I greased 25 hours ago. Second is after being regreased. Third is one of the new bearings showing that the corn head grease is clearly going into the bearing.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  6. CaseyForrest

    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    Oh yeah, the table also got skinned with some HDPE while it was in the spa.

    [​IMG]

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    how's them new bearings and grease working out ?
     
  8. CaseyForrest

    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    Haven't gotten a chance to use the splitter since. I had a drain project to get done so thats been taking my time.
     
  9. Sandhill Crane

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    And winter has set in...
    Time for an electric SS set up inside Casey.

    As this thread is called Not Impressed, here is an update on the firewood conveyor.
    I'm still screwing with hydraulic motor alignment on my 'Built-Rite' conveyor. Been doing other stuff, as no hurry to get out cutting and splitting at the moment. Today I need to elongate the 1/2" mounting holes in 1/2" plate about 1/8" for up/down adjustment. Hopefully this will be the last adjustment to dial in a double roller chain coupler. I've drilled and tapped several holes for other adjustments of the 'tube in (sloppy) tube' configuration. Off to town to get some hand files, or maybe a hole saw, before removing the mount again.
    Margaret helped get the conveyor inside to work on. Had to raise the tongue enough to tip it to clear the overhead door. Reversing the drop hitch on the duelly, and letting some air out of the tires did the trick, and we cleared by 3/4". Much improved work conditions.
    Edit: added photos. IMG_5552.jpg IMG_5550.jpg IMG_5553.jpg IMG_5554.jpg
     
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    Finished it up. Ended up getting an air die grinder and making glitter size needles of metal. It worked extremely well. The overhung load adapter (and the hydraulic motor) had a step flange which the mount was drilled for to index it. That also required some grinding to allow the unit to drop a heavy 1/16". Never used a die grinder before. Quite the tool. Still have to test run the conveyor. It also needs idler wheels for the bottom section of the belt to run on. These are also not serviceable as they are captured between two welded washers on a 5/8" steel rod, three wheels per rod. They are hard rubber wheels without bearings. Another design issue that needs addressing after ten years of light use. If I ever buy another conveyor I'll have a much better idea what to look for, especially if it is attached to a processor.
     
  11. CaseyForrest

    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    Electric... I like the idea, but the mess in the garage would drive me up a wall....
     
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    Figured I would share the idea that I came up with after reading through this very informative thread. To grease the bearing under the rack gear that has a hole in it, simply use a chainsaw bar tip grease gun that most saw shops have. I think I actually got mine for free a few years back. Works great and is simple but I’m not sure about reloading it with different types of grease but I’m sure it’s possible. This trick has the thinking about the mods that the YouTube guy did with the grease fittings.

    Love my SS!!
     
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    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    Did you drill the bolt or are you applying on the outside of the bearing?

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    Waltzie ArboristSite Lurker

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    My bolt came pre drilled. It’s about 4 years old. I use the straw that came with my spray grease can.
     
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    My bolt came drilled also.
     
  16. CaseyForrest

    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    Nice.

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