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wellingtontx 03-15-2021 11:46 AM

Cultipacker Rebuild
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So picked up a a four foot cultipacker from a TBH member to pull behind an ATV. Was a nice find and as always, a great TBH member to deal with - thanks Bret

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When purchased I anticipated that I would be changing the bearings. However, when I got it apart I realized that the bearings were wood bearings. Never seen that before. After some internet research, found that they were originally maple bearings that they would soak in Lin Seed Oil. The bearing holders were worn and oblong so they really were not usable.

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Since the option to replace the wood bearings was not realistic (which I did find a maker on the internet) decided to go a different route, I figured I would fix forever.

So I decided to get some new 3/8 inch steel places made that would hold modern day bearings.

Also found a broken wheel, so ordered a replacement.

The shaft was in bad shape since the old wood bearings were long gone.

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wellingtontx 03-15-2021 11:52 AM

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Then to the remake.

Cleaned the drive shaft up and replaced the broken wheel.

Got the new ends back from the shop. First install realized my drive shaft was a little short for the new design so had to turn the ends around. I anticipated that this might be the case, so no problem - after a couple of new drill bits and a lot of muscle. Add a couple of trips to Tractor Supply for new grade 8 bolts.

Ordered some collar shafts to keep the wheel shaft from moving from side-to-side off of Amazon.

End bearings off of Amazon as well.

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Kmart49 03-15-2021 03:49 PM

That looks good and should last forever!

wellingtontx 03-15-2021 07:59 PM


DZM 04-07-2021 09:48 PM

Great looking rebuild

Sethmac 04-12-2021 06:00 PM

Great job!

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