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Question Flexicoil 5000 toolbar

I've recently acquired an older flexicoil 5000, it is a 1997 45' unit. When I got it, the duals on the main toolbar on the rear right hand side were leaning both to one side a bit. Those tires were only worn on one side, so they had been like that for a while. I figured it was likely a bad bushing, but after taking if apart the bushing doesn't really seem that bad. The walking beam looks identical to a new one - the pipe where the stub axles slide in are on the exact same slight angle downward to the outside as a new walking beam. Everything on the machine appears square. I've re-packed the wheel bearings. I'm at a bit of a loss trying to figure out why the wheels aren't sitting straight. Anyone have any suggestions or a similar experience?

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I'm wondering if it was just more road wear on the ditch side tires. Just a thought.

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I've got a 39 foot 5000 and my rear wheels don't sit level either and nothing looks bent. I think it must be a factory offset.
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Older, '97 is new equipment for some of us!! My drill is similar with rear wheel assemblies

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Bushings are wore out, possible axles are bent, Scott.
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Does anyone know where to find a manual for a FC 5000?
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Does anyone know where to find a manual for a FC 5000?
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Flexicoil dealer has access to online manuals, get them put onto a flash drive and print it out at home.

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Haha now worries CRToney, it is one of my newer machines as well. Just a bit older compared to some peoples...

The stub axles are perfectly straight. We measured the angle on the rocking beam, and a brand new one is showing ~1/8" lower on the outer ends of the pipe where the stub slides into, when compared to where the pipe is welded onto the rest of the rocking beam. The old one on my unit has the exacts same angle to it. Im guessing that when the weight of the machine is applied to these wheels, the pipe will flex enough that the wheels should then be straight.

I swapped the bushing with one from another walking beam and still have the same problem. How precise fit is the bushing supposed to be? It is not a real tight fit, but definitly isn't what I would consider to be sloppy...

I've also been trying to get my hands on a manual for the toolbar itself, the dealer up here seems to be having difficulty acessing it haha. Sounds like George's in Penhold is a major dealer for them, might have to give them a call...
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you can get a manual off ebay, im sure
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Manuals, have to get them from CNH, and decent service manager would print it for you, **** 99 % don't know what a 5000 series is, gonna need your serial # Scott.


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