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Tomcat
Posted 7/20/2011 21:39 (#1872165)
Subject: Gleaner R52 rear feed chain floor issues



Ludington/Manistee MI area
We where giving the R52 a bath in prepartion for wheat harvest and came accross a alarming discovery. We noticed that the floor of the rear feed chain has a grapefruit size hole in it toward the front of it. Thinking of dropping the feeder house to get better access to the damaged area and work from there to patch it. Any thoughts? Better ideas? Had the feeder house off atleast 8 years ago but can't remember just how long it took us to get it apart.
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chevyman2995
Posted 7/20/2011 21:57 (#1872207 - in reply to #1872165)
Subject: Re: Gleaner R52 rear feed chain floor issues


N.E. Iowa
<p>Drop the belts, electric wire and 2 bolts on each side, remove pin from cyl. and pull it out. I cut the floor back to the cross brace and replace that section. I just bend it at a angle where the hump stops and weld it in. You don't need the hump. I think the piece I make is 22 inches deep and overlap on top 1 inch</p><p> </p><p>I should have said where the hump stops on the back side of  the piece you cut out. I don't put a hump in the replacement piece.</p>

Edited by chevyman2995 7/20/2011 22:49
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bushton4
Posted 7/20/2011 22:15 (#1872241 - in reply to #1872165)
Subject: Re: Gleaner R52 rear feed chain floor issues



if you are that far into the machine, think about taking the hump completely out!!! It will make that rig feed so much better and quiter. Not a lot to it after I saw how it was done.
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Allis4ever
Posted 7/20/2011 22:21 (#1872253 - in reply to #1872165)
Subject: Re: Gleaner R52 rear feed chain floor issues


Call Dan Hurtt at Butler Implement in the dakotas (cant remember the town) and see if they make a kit for the 52, they make one for the bigger machines that everyone loves, I believe the factory has copied his idea for a few years now.

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JohnW
Posted 7/21/2011 02:13 (#1872567 - in reply to #1872253)
Subject: Re: Gleaner R52 rear feed chain floor issues


NW Washington
Hurtt Equipment Inc
7695 Highway 18
Hoople, ND 58243

They said their web site is gone now. Check the Gleaner page at ND Dan is still there: http://www.harvesting.com/combine/gleaner/index.htm

Edited by JohnW 7/21/2011 02:16
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mailman13
Posted 7/21/2011 04:41 (#1872587 - in reply to #1872165)
Subject: Re: Gleaner R52 rear feed chain floor issues



West Central Iowa
http://www.butlermachinery.com/about/locations_hoople.asp Ask for Dan Hurtt. He makes a pre cut kit that will have everything you need. Get the kit and follow the instructions. It is not difficult, just takes some time. I did our R62 a few years ago and it is without a doubt the greatest improvement you can make to a Gleaner. You get rid of that hump and get a floor that is twice as thick as the original. The other half of his kit is for the floor of the front feeder house. That is not difficult either and is a must to help improve your feeding between the feed chains.
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mailman13
Posted 7/21/2011 04:44 (#1872589 - in reply to #1872587)
Subject: Re: Gleaner R52 rear feed chain floor issues



West Central Iowa
Here are some pictures of the rear feed floor replacement on my R62. You should be able to do it in a good days work.
The first pic is with the feederhouse removed and you can see the famous Gleaner hump that everyone talks about in the floor transitions area under the rear feed drum. The next three pictures are of the section of the rear floor that you cut out. The fifth picture is how you can see the difference in the old floor and the new repair section. Again, notice the hump you are getting rid of . The last pic is the new floor being held in place by the hydraulic jack and c clamps ready to be welded. I should mention that the old floor section I show had already been replaced before and that is why it is already 1/4 inch thick. Yours will only be about half that thick if it is original. I have some more pictures of this that includes the work on the front feeder house if you want to see them. You really should do the front mods too as it is the other half of Dan's kit and really does make a difference in feeding on these machines. Dan is a very nice guy too and willing to answer any question you might have about this mod or anything relating to Gleaner combines.

Edited by mailman13 7/21/2011 05:05




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