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Broke the shaker shaft on our 2013 7230 yesterday. Shaft broke at the shaker pitman bearing on the LHS. Had no signs of a problem machine has been running well, done about 500 rt hrs. Dealer tech says that he has not seen one break before. Wondering if any other flagship owners have had this problem?
 

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Nah beater shaft is fine so far. Had no real problems so far machine has been running sweet. Couple of seals let go that's about it. Will be checking the beater shaft after I finish.
Wheely have you been having some issues?
 

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We've got an 8230 that's done 3 harvests. It's blown an oring on the feeder reverser block up on top of the drive shaft first year, told that was common. Broke the beater shaft first year and new machines still do it. Broke the weld on the pto shaft from feeder to header this year. Engine fan bearings failed first year, pulled seals on new ones and filled with grease. Cannot keep fan belts on engine, vs to wide since new. Have been told not a problem on 7230s. Nuts coming off solenoids. Two outer front rims cracked and lots of broken bolts second year. Rethrasher housing cracker up second year. 45' 2152 broke in half second year. If the crops look ok next harvest the whole aircleaner assembly is getting replaced with an old school setup.
 

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Did the seal in the feeder reverser this year, but haven't had any of the dramas you have had Wheely. Air cleaner has been good only clean filters twice a season. My dealer pushed me not to go with duals but instead with singles with the IF tyres, no rim or stud issues. The dual setup is still a huge issue with West aussie conditions.
Which nut coming loose is the problem Scott?
 

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We've got an 8230 that's done 3 harvests. It's blown an oring on the feeder reverser block up on top of the drive shaft first year, told that was common. Broke the beater shaft first year and new machines still do it. Broke the weld on the pto shaft from feeder to header this year. Engine fan bearings failed first year, pulled seals on new ones and filled with grease. Cannot keep fan belts on engine, vs to wide since new. Have been told not a problem on 7230s. Nuts coming off solenoids. Two outer front rims cracked and lots of broken bolts second year. Rethrasher housing cracker up second year. 45' 2152 broke in half second year. If the crops look ok next harvest the whole aircleaner assembly is getting replaced with an old school setup.
Sounds like a loose nut between the steering wheel and the seat...........:confused:
 

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Blah, blah, blah, blah. 2008 8010 and replaced transmission speed sensor and lower sieve actuator in 1200 hrs and that's it. Oh yeah, and updated software a couple of times. All colors have their issues but NONE are intrinsically better than others. Dealer support and owner comfort level reigns supreme.
 

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Broke the shaker shaft on our 2013 7230 yesterday. Shaft broke at the shaker pitman bearing on the LHS. Had no signs of a problem machine has been running well, done about 500 rt hrs. Dealer tech says that he has not seen one break before. Wondering if any other flagship owners have had this problem?
I am currently replacing the bearings on said shaft due to a bearing failure. When installing the shaft it was too tight to turn for a shaft with new bearings. These are parallel outer race bearings as opposed to self aligning spherical outer race bearings. Turns out the frame has been welded out of square so when you tighten the bearing flange blocks to the frame it puts axial load on the bearings. This is what caused my failure. Shimmed the bearing flange to the frame some 0.030” on one corner and it now spins freely as it should
 
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