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Implement Alley Discussion Forum

Bent manure spreader apron bar

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Grass Roots Farmer

12-31-2006 16:07:15
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Any special suggestions on straightening a bent apron bar? I will remove the bars anyway to replace them if I cannot straighten them. I had thought of using a long large diameter pipe to slip over the bent section and use a tree trunk with a crack in it to secure the free end.




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IaGary

01-01-2007 05:44:57
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 Re: Bent manure spreader apron bar in reply to Grass Roots Farmer, 12-31-2006 16:07:15  
Your tree and pipe method will work also.

Just remember to bend it back in the same place that it is bent.

You will have to slide it in and out to get it bent in the right place.

Good Luck Gary



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Dave from MN

12-31-2006 21:23:12
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 Re: Bent manure spreader apron bar in reply to Grass Roots Farmer, 12-31-2006 16:07:15  
I always take all the old metal bed frames I can get for free. The angle iron is perfect for spreader aprons and actually is a pretty hard metal. ALOT cheaper than OEM replacements and new steel.



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wayne from wi

12-31-2006 17:05:11
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 Re: Bent manure spreader apron bar in reply to Grass Roots Farmer, 12-31-2006 16:07:15  

Depending how bent it is, I used to stand on the slat in the spreader and beat them straight with a sledge hammer.Also sometimes you have to use a 2x4 to hold up the slat on the floor of the spreader to get it straight. Rarely is it necesssary to replace them if the links are still good. Be sure to fix the cause of the bending.



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Grass Roots Farmer

12-31-2006 17:21:45
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 Re: Bent manure spreader apron bar in reply to wayne from wi, 12-31-2006 17:05:11  
The sledge hammer idea would work if the bend were such that one could hit down on the slat. The bend requires hitting the bar in the same plane as the chain and links. And I am worried about breaking links if they take all the hammer impact. I just got the broken chain reconnected and don"t want to go through that repair again. Which is why I thought taking the bars off was the better choice. That said, I have no experience in this kind of repair. Thanks for your advice.

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phillip d

12-31-2006 17:03:06
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 Re: Bent manure spreader apron bar in reply to Grass Roots Farmer, 12-31-2006 16:07:15  
is it bent in such a way that it can't be straightned out by hitting it with a sledge hammer?have done that before,maybe it may have to be removed and heated and straightned over an anvil with a maul,that can work well sometimes too,phill



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