Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile    Log inLog in 

Broke a cast wheel today


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
tomstractorsandtoys
Tractor Expert


Joined: 30 Nov 2010
Posts: 3081


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:54 pm    Post subject: Broke a cast wheel today Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 2440 that I am selling. We completely went over it and painted it. I sold it today but the customer wanted the back wheels moved in. They were not real hard to break loose but it sure messed up the fresh paint on the bolts. Moved them in and retightened with Milwaukee 18 volt impact and drove the tractor outside to wash the dirt off and son heard a loud crack. The one rear cast center cracked and the wheel wedge split in half. This was on half with the gear to adjust the wheel in and out. The wheel was froze up so we slid it in by hand. I guess there was some rust that kept it from centering right and driving it put to much side torque on it and she split. I have seen a few of the F1500R casting like the two cylinders and 3010's used cracked but never one of the heavier 28 inch castings. Now I have to take one off a 2640 I have here and prime and paint the whole assembly which will take a couple of days with letting the paint dry.This is the second freshly painted tractor I have had to work on recently and am not happy about either one. Sorry for the rant but you put so much work into redoing one then have something stupid like this happen just ruins your day. Tom
 
Back to top
View user's profile
K Effective
Tractor Expert


Joined: 04 Feb 2015
Posts: 1750
Location: Below the pinky finger of the Mitten

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Broke a cast wheel today Reply to specific post Reply with quote

tough break.





sorry, I'll see myself out.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
FBH44
Tractor Guru


Joined: 08 May 2011
Posts: 4276


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Broke a cast wheel today Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It sounds like an old fatigue fracture, you just gave it the last tweek and the last of it failed. If you can take parts apart, and if you can see what we used to call "clam-shell" cracking, or what some used to call "crystallization", where the first parts of the crack are older gray or rusty clam-shell shapes, but the last part to fail is shiny and fresh, that is fatigue failure. It happens. Classic failure, initiated some time ago at a sharp edge or sharp part, and growing slowly. Murphy's Law, in action.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
riveroadrat
Long Time User


Joined: 26 Nov 2013
Posts: 1498


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:03 am    Post subject: Re: Broke a cast wheel today Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sometimes better to sell as is, also bring cash.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> John Deere All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  

TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our fast shipping, low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

YT Home  |  Forums

Modern View Forum powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters