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I'm going to change the feeder house chain on my TR86 and was looking for some tips to make the job go easier.

It'll be Monday before we get to it, so I'll have the weekend to figure it out.

My old chain was getting slack, no half link to take out, and the tensioners were at the limit, and the chain would bounce the stone trap open more than occaissionally during the last 2 days. I turned the trap sensitivity down to Low and temporarily solved that aggravation.

I bought a CNH feeder chain, complete with new slats.

Thanks for any tips...
 

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Split your chain
link the old one to the new one and pull on thru.
use the wrench on the feeder to turn the new one in and old out
done.
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have you peaked at your sprockets also? they may need replacing?

i have heard you can remove the shields off the front of the feeder and thread it through there also but we never tried it that way.we always put the corn header on and either drop the feeder house stand or block up the feeder and undo the feeder house from the machine and back away. then do like the other poster said, hook the new into the old and turn it through. by doing it this way, if those sprockets needed replacing they will be right there or just a good way to check the sprockets out and make sure the sprockets & chain are lined up correctly as one of ours from the factory had the sprockets misaligned. that chain always made noise and we found out why that way. oh, always had to replace the anti wrap shields on the shaft also at the same time as those plastic doughnuts would always strip the threads when we tried to tighten back up on them.

if you wanted to try and get by with the old one though, loosen the chain all the way up.........open and go through the stone trap door, with some sort of clamping device (we used those small nylon racheting straps) pull/clamp the slats together on each side and pull the slack out. grind out the unneeded length's worth of links and replace the quick links. you can see the sprockets from that view point with a light also.

best of luck!
 

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Thanks Trfromwayback...I hadn't thought about the sprockets, I'll have to have a good look at them. I had considered grinding out some links but with acres ahead of me and sunshine for a couple days, I was reluctant to start cutting anything apart and put myself further behind.

I'm fairly certain the chain will go in through the front of the feeder house, with the sheilding removed.
 
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