Crankshaft and balancing wheel
I have an 870 Case tractor. It's been the perfect tractor for me. This fall the balancing wheel went out, which also damaged the gear on the crankshaft, which is welded on. Consequently, I need a crankshaft and balancing wheel. I've been looking all over the U.S. and Canada with no luck. Can you help me?
Melvin A. Stark
The Case IH Web site, www.caseih.com, has a feature that helps a visitor find the five Case IH dealerships closest to his or her geographic location. After checking this feature, a quick call to Hanson's Auto & Implement in Cavalier, ND, revealed that Marvin Stark's local dealer is already on the “case,” combing the country in search of the crankshaft and balancing wheel.
All States Ag Parts also supplies used parts for a number of tractor and combine brands, including Case. The company offers tractor parts gleaned from used salvage yards in Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Missouri. Contact All States Ag Parts at 877/530-4430 or visit www.asapagparts.com.
We are trying to find tie rods for the front steering for a Kory wagon.
John J. Hansen
Kory Farm Equipment, Manlius, IL, currently produces 12 models of running gears and two models of gravity flow grain boxes.
Kory has distributors throughout the U.S. If there is not a dealership in your area, the company can ship directly to you. Contact Kory Farm Equipment, Box 349, Manlius, IL 61338, 815/445-3711, www.koryfarm.com.
Row cleaner attachment
A couple of years ago, someone made a row cleaner attachment that attached to the liquid fertilizer unit on a John Deere planter. Is it still available, and who made it?
Dawn Equipment Company offers some row cleaners that are similar to what you are describing. Contact Dawn Equipment Co., Box 497, Sycamore, IL 60178, 800/554-0007, www.dawnequipment.com. Call John Deere Customer Service at 866/993-3373 or visit www.deere.com.
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