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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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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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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.


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