Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: SW Saskatchewan
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We changed ours on both sides but had the feederhouse removed. So I can't comment on whether it can be done without doing that. Maybe removing a tire would work.
When we removed the feederhouse we used a 3 point hitch off the tractor to suspend it. The reason we removed and redone the feeder is that we went to a 4 strand feeder chain and threw out the 3 strand. So we had to redrill and tap the spots where the sacrificial poly was laying and also reposition the "new" tin shields across the top and drill and tap for that. Feederhouse did not come off that hard. We changed sprockets and thought it wise to put new bearings in at the same time since the shaft has to be removed. I was impressed with the bearings as they were double tapered/roller "timken" bearings on each side so should be able to take a lot of guff! Macdon uses that bearing style in their draper roller which makes them last very long!
I think I would remove feederhouse, belt, a couple of hoses, top pins, ram pins a few wires and with a 3 pt hitch and you have it free to remove from the machine to work on it in the shop if your shop isn't big enough.
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