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John Deere FB B grain drill

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Southeast KS

04-22-2013 20:33:39
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Have a JD FB168B that has been setting a while. Put PB blaster on it several times and finally got the seed index to move. But the seed shaft moves a little, but will not turn. The drive gears are disengaged. Even broke two gears trying to pull it. How do I get the seed shaft to turn? Is there a brake on it somewhere?
What size tire can be used instead of the 7.5 x 20 marker tires and still get an accurate seeding rate?

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Tx Jim

04-24-2013 03:06:51
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 Re: John Deere FB B grain drill in reply to Galen Mitchell, 04-22-2013 20:33:39  
IIRC most rubber tired drills had 15" a few earlier ones had 16" and the largest width ones had 20"



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Dick2

04-23-2013 15:30:02
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 Re: John Deere FB B grain drill in reply to Southeast KS, 04-22-2013 20:33:39  
I've had to heat each seed cup bushing with a torch to free them up on a couple of drills that weren't properly taken care of after they were through seeding. I put a crescent wrench on the shaft and applied pressure until it came loose from the heat - then move on to the next seed cup bushing until I got to the other end. My BIL did that one time; my sister called and asked me to come and help out her husband. He was a good guy, just not mechanically inclined.

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Tx Jim

04-23-2013 03:25:12
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 Re: John Deere FB B grain drill in reply to Southeast KS, 04-22-2013 20:33:39  
No brake on feed shaft. Keep applying liberal amts of penetrating oil to seed cups. Try using an adjustable wrench to turn feed shaft. You might could try installing old 20" truck tires but I'm clueless on seeding rate.



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neb

04-23-2013 22:39:41
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 Re: John Deere FB B grain drill in reply to Tx Jim, 04-23-2013 03:25:12  
Jim what size wheels were put on the Van Brunt drill at the factory, the one I have has 15 inch wheels.

thanks



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