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East Moline, IL 61244
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Gauge Wheel Arm Pivot Kit

John Deere 7000 / 7200 series, Kinze, White 8000 and Similar Planters

Repairs Threaded Arms Also!


 

The gauge wheel arm pivot is the #1 wear point on MaxEmerge style planters. This is caused by the fact that the ground load on the gauge wheel is offset from the center of the row where the arm contacts the adjustable stop. This offset load is supported by two points of contact between the pivot pin and the bore of the hub. These points wear and the arm starts to lean allowing the tire to pull away from the opener disk. Moving the arm in is generally the only thing you can do to temporarily compensate.
All of the repair kits on the market except the RKP kit still support the offset load the same way. They do restore the pivot to nearly new condition but the loads are supported the same way so the problem will reoccur.
The RKP gauge wheel arm pivot kit is the only product on the market that changes the way the offset loads are supported and actually solves the problem. The RKP design utilizes a disc spring to preload the outer end of the hub of the arm with enough spring pressure that the arm cannot lean but can still pivot freely. Because the arm cannot lean the pressure remains distributed almost uniformly around the circle of contact which is a large area. The result is that wear is practically eliminated.
The John Deere threaded design eliminates the need for adjusting washers and makes it easy to move the arm in when necessary. It does not do anything to solve the basic problem. The RKP kit will repair these arms.
With a rigidly mounted pivot pin it is no longer necessary for 1700 owners to balance the weight of the wheel and arm on their knee while trying to thread a bolt into the tapped hole in the shank assembly.
The gauge wheel arm pivots on IH models can be restored to perform as good as new for less than the cost of one new arm.

The advantages are:
Plugging between wheel and disk is eliminated.
Lubrication is less critical because the bore of the hub is effectively sealed and the loads are supported much more efficiently.
The tire to disk relationship is still determined by a variable number of adjusting washers but because the arm cannot lean wear is almost eliminated. There should be no need to move the arm again unless other parts are replaced.
The tire can keep the opener disk clean so scrapers can usually be eliminated.
The tire holds the soil down next to the disk which should produce a more accurate furrow.
The RKP kit can be used to hold the gauge wheel arms up on Kinze pusher units when these units are in the locked up position.
You should never need to repair this pivot again. This kit has been on the market since 1994 and to our knowledge no one has ever replaced a part due to wear. This kit can be used to repair other after-market kits including those with skewed bore (eccentric) bushings and threaded bushings (John Deere 1700 style). New Bushings are required.

When ordering for John Deere 7000 series planters we need to know the size of the bolt holding the arm on the pivot shaft. It is either 1/2" (3/4" wrench) or 5/8" (15/16") wrench.

 


 

Gauge Wheel Arm Pivot Kit
John Deere 1700 Series planters

IH Series planters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These kits use most of the same parts and operate exactly the same as those models mentioned above.

The pivot pin for these planters must be replaced by a new pivot pin that has a tapped hole in the outer end.

With a rigidly mounted pivot pin, it is no longer necessary for 1700 owners to balance the weight of the wheel and arm on their knee while trying to thread a bolt into the tapped hole in the shank assembly.

The gauge wheel arm pivot on IH planters can be restored to perform as good as new for less than the cost of one new arm.

A grease zerk must be installed and the dust drain hole plugged in the IH arm.

 

 


 

Gauge Wheel Arm Pivot Kit

White 5000/6000 (Single Closing Wheel)

 

 

 

 

 

 

This product utilizes sleeve bearings to transmit the disc spring pressure to the hub of the gauge wheel arm and at the same time serve as the pivot for the closing wheel frame. Because disc spring pressure is not applied to the closing wheel frame its operation is not affected.


Prices:
$42 a row for John Deere 7000 / 7200 series, Kinze, White, and Similar Planters (Bushings $2 Each if Required)
$65 a row for John Deere 1700 series(Except ME5) and IH planters
$80 a row for John Deere 1700 ME5 Series
$12 each for the Sleeve Bearing plus cost of compund to make an ME5 Arm useable with our kit

NOTE: orders under $200 have a $15 shipping fee

Related PDF documents

Product Flyer
Instruction sheet for John Deere 7000 7200 series, Kinze,and similar planters
Instruction sheet for White planters
Instruction sheet for John Deere 1700 Series
Instruction sheet for IH 800 / 900 / 955 1200 + planters