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Re: Welding the top sieve???

ive seen farmers do it. i wouldnt see why it would matter if you have fixed all of the moving parts that carry the seives. i think if you were to just weld it and not fix it right it would just cause bigger problems later.
 

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Re: Welding the top sieve???

Reading about those cracked rails, reminds me Loewen came out with some heavy duty rails a couple of years ago.
 

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Re: Welding the top sieve???

we had a 2388 do this 2 years ago - put a new sieve in, and again happened, welded it up, and happened again.
Just make sure the bushings are all good and you should be fine.
 

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Re: Welding the top sieve???

Did you check the play between the pitman arms and the hex shaft? I found about .060" play in ours and took an old set of feeler gauges and made shims out of them. I shimmed 3 sides of the hex shaft and took all the slop out between it and the pitman arms. That not only made it run a little smoother, but seemed to make it a little quieter too.

Before I found the bad bushings and the play between the arms and the shaft I broke the top sieve too. I welded it up and fish plated it with 1/4" flat bar but it broke right away. Once you've got the real problem fixed, a welded top sieve might work and I'd sure give it a shot before I plunked down the green to buy a new one.
 

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Re: Welding the top sieve???

I've welded top sieves & got along fine. The main thing is tighten the carrying arm bolts in the pattern. & when you do that have it in the middle of the slot.
 
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