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    Who loves those pivot post replacements for the front roller hatchets? I tell ya' the mechanic before me would not be alive if I had my choice. This things have gone 2 years without any grease or service to them. I'm doin' a fair amount of cutting, grinding and drilling if ya know what I mean. Boy when it's all said and done there is nothing better that a good rollin' roller!
    There is always more to life, but would someone tell me what it is!

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    If you're talking about the Enviro bushings (lubelss fittings), they're fantastic. Every pit that is serviced, gets these. Clean the posts up real well, and slap 'em in. I'm also converting to the Enviro sweep "oilites" on the tops (under the catwalks).
    "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

    --Kat

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    • #3
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      Kat,can you post part #'s for the enviro and who you get them from? Thanks
      Without Mechanics Where Would We Be?

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      • #4
        Re: Pivot post

        Originally posted by Kat:
        If you're talking about the Enviro bushings (lubelss fittings), they're fantastic. Every pit that is serviced, gets these. Clean the posts up real well, and slap 'em in. I'm also converting to the Enviro sweep "oilites" on the tops (under the catwalks).
        <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I think he is talking about the replacement stud.

        If I had to replace one, I would replace the rear side plate nad do it off the machine.

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by gw407:
          Kat,can you post part #'s for the enviro and who you get them from? Thanks
          <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Call Ed Fox @ EBN Services. This is where I get mine from.
          "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

          --Kat

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by 82/70 king:
            I think he is talking about the replacement stud.

            If I had to replace one, I would replace the rear side plate nad do it off the machine.
            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Indeed you are right King. I need to read more carefully before opening my mouth. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/shocked.gif[/img]
            OK, I'll leave now.
            "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

            --Kat

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            • #7
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              I also replace all front rollers with them. The enviro bushings can help save the studs.
              off to the nudie bar

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              • #8
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                Kat...still a great post, no one needs to replace a pivot stud and not install an Enviro.....great mod for protecting the stud.
                Peanut

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                • #9
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                  Peanut:

                  Very true. While the Enviro is a little more costly than the standard oilite, to me it is like insurance of not having to go through the added expense (parts &amp; labor) of having to replace a shaft due to the hatchet seizing up. Spend the couple of extra bucks now and never have to worry about it again.
                  "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

                  --Kat

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                  • #10
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                    I need to get a hold of those enviro bushings. sounds like the are the best thing since chessecake [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] !
                    There is always more to life, but would someone tell me what it is!

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                    • #11
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                      I have posted this before. Get a $20 air powered die grinder from wall mart, menards, home depot, or wherever with an arbor for a 3" cut off disk. Cut the plug weld off and rock the post up and down with a vise grip. 20 minute job tops. Use Stahl's counter bored washer if you wish.
                      Yeah but, We've always done it that way.

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                      • #12
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                        We use an electric die grinder as well, stuff lots of wet rags around the area to keep the sparks in check, fire extinguishers nearby too.

                        You can use a 3/4" 6 point deep socket with a slot ground across it to help install the studs.

                        Put a bolt through the hole in the stud, put the socket over the stud so the slot goes over the bolt, hold the nut and rachet the stud in place.

                        Beats doing the 1/2 turn thing with a punch.
                        I have a photo if anyone cares to host it.

                        We also use 3 flat washers instead of one, on some machines the nut will run out of thread before it is really tight, a few months later and the stud can start moving and egg out the frame.
                        Please.....follow the instructions!!

                        John
                        804-240-4982

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                        • #13
                          Re: Pivot post

                          i address my pivot problems the long and tedious way

                          once a month i take a lane out and totally strip the backend assy

                          rebuild the pit, repair any faulty nuts that are welded on the machine frame and last of all grind the original pivots off the machine frame and install the new pivots

                          currently where i am at, the techs previous haven't ground the old weld off they have just bolted the new pivots on, this causing the pivots not to sit flush and lockup the front roller hinges

                          it might take a bit of time, but i feel the pride in the job, and the performance of the outcome make it the right way to go

                          i have also seen centres physically bend the pivots until they snap off, now their machine frames are warped and buckled terribly.

                          i just installed my first plantinum carpet and i believe its so important to get best results from day one
                          i don't need mods, i am a bloody genius

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                          • #14
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                            i also have a problem at the moment where i am, that the previous techs have stretched all the front roller springs from putting them on in the most dangerous and brutal way

                            but i'll get through them problems over the next few months
                            i don't need mods, i am a bloody genius

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                            • #15
                              Re: Pivot post

                              Vantage has a cupped washer that covers the weld on the back side of the kickback for those who are cutting the pivots off and drilling out the hole. Part #V000029015-W.

                              Pete

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