Maybe your tractor can file... Talcum Powder Lawsuit Settlement Amounts | Class ActionI worked for Landsdowne-Moody Ford & Kubota tractor back in HS and 6 months after graduation that year, until I was shipped off to the boot camp, 2 days after Christmas.
At Landsdowne-Moody I worked mainly parts, but I also assembled new farm implements, uncrate Kubota's & assembly and I also preformed light maintenance on customers tractors.
Yesterday when I was doing the 8hr service on the Kubota, I remember what one of the old guys showed me to do when messing with those dust shields. As the tractor gets used the dust shields gets knicks and burrs on them from use.
I lot of users eventually tear those shields off because they get stuck or damage from heavy use. Those dust shields help prevent plant material building up around the U-joints.
3-5min task at most...
Wipe down and clean the tubes, sand off any large chunks/pieces and then add baby powder to the tube before collapsing into the other tube, this acts as form of lubricant. This shredder only has about 170hrs on it, so it’s basically still new.
On older implements collapsing the dust shields without doing this, you will fight like hell trying to separate them again.
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