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  • Counterbalance spring post

    The post on the machine frame broke.

    What is the easiest fix?

    Thanks in advance.

    JK

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    Re: Counterbalance spring post

    If you can get your hands on a right-angle drill, drill through and use a long 3/8" shoulder bolt with nuts & washers on both sides to 'pinch' it into place. Put 1 or 2 fender washers on the shoulder to keep the spring from slipping off the head of the bolt.

    If you have an auto parts store around, the thread-in replacement shock absorber mounting studs work good, too.

    For the hook on the lower machine arm, we were just drilling through the arm and using a 1/4" or 3/8" threaded eyebolt with a nut and lockwasher.
    <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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    • #3
      Re: Counterbalance spring post

      There is a replacement kit for those posts.
      I'm at home so I don'thave the part no.
      Will try to remember to get it tomorrow.

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      • #4
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        The Fix ISN'T The problem... It's trying to Drill The Old One Out... [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
        If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it.&quot; -W.C.Fields

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by felix:
          The Fix ISN'T The problem... It's trying to Drill The Old One Out... [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
          <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">That's where the right-angle drill comes in VERY handy... [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img] Trying to get a straight drill in there is a royal PITA.
          <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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          • #6
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            A Famous Man Once Said; Someones alway's trying to bust my Balls about something... [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
            If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it.&quot; -W.C.Fields

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            • #7
              Re: Counterbalance spring post

              Jerry:

              The part # for the pin to replace the broken spring roller pin is 070-011-165. It goes for $1.65 ea. Something that I have wanted to try, but I haven't had a stud break is after mounting the pin into the frame, by whatever method you do, is to take a old distributor carriage roller, break off the nylon part so you just have the bearing. Next take the bushing from the small roller on the ball lift, I want to use an Enviro one, and push it into the bearing. Then take two flat washers that will fit on the pin and put one on each side of the bearing. Put the bearing/washer combo on the pin and secure it with an X washer. Hook the counter balance spring around the bearing and the other end to the torque tube. Now the bearing will pivot around the pin and hopefully last for a long time.

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              • #8
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                You don't need to drill anything.

                The original pin is welded only on the outside of the frame. Take a 4" grinder and grind off the weld, then drive what's left of the pin out with a hammer and punch. You will need to crank the sweep rocker shaft out of the way to get the grinder in there.

                The replacement part goes through the frame and secured with a nut.
                -- Larry

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                • #9
                  Re: Counterbalance spring post

                  The Legend; That might work
                  If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it.&quot; -W.C.Fields

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                  • #10
                    Re: Counterbalance spring post

                    Thanks Larry !!
                    Peanut

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                    • #11
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                      Thanks all.

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                      • #12
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                        Those things break all the time on me. We pull the catwalk up, then grind the back off the pin, then punch it through. Enviro makes a roller for those, and I think it works better than the metal ones-less wear.
                        My mom always said there was one crazy person on every bus,... but I could never find him.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Counterbalance spring post

                          Retrofit pin number is 070-011-165 $4.35
                          Roller 070-001-668 $2.06
                          Washer 945-867-242 $1.50 bag 10

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                          • #14
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                            all you guys that went off about drillin holes in machines "AGAIN" must be blushing after finding out you just have to grind the pin off

                            put your drills back in their holsters cowboys or someones gonna get shot in the foot
                            i don't need mods, i am a bloody genius

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                            • #15
                              Re: Counterbalance spring post

                              Craig...I have ground off many broken pins in my 24 years and it is actually faster to drill a new hole and virtually no danger of starting a fire in the underground or between the tailplank and front roller from sparks coming from the grinding.

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