Saturday, April 1, 2017

New Piece of Tillage Equipment - Rotary Hoe

Dad (Gramps?) found this piece at an auction and thought I'd be interested.  I brought it home yesterday.









Not sure where I read the thing weighs 3000 lbs. That seems a little on the high side.

In the video I mentioned a problem with the 7140 (the big red tractor). I found out what was wrong with the hinge - a connecting pin had sheared off! No idea how that happened, though the hinge on the other side of the hood had been repaired before with a bolt.  That's how I'll fix it. I drilled out the old 1/2" diameter shaft then, despite having piles of assorted fasteners here, I'm headed to the hardware store for the right bolt.