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Why is my plough riding high on one side?

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If your plough's ripping depth is uneven, it may be due to uneven blade wear. The blades on your Agrowplow deep ripper are designed to dig into the soil to allow reach into solid and shatter hardpan at the correct depth. If the blades are wearing unevenly on one side, it can cause that side of the plough to ride high in the soil or struggle to penetrate the soil at all.  This can be particularly noticeable on wider and trailing plough models What happens when the blades are uneven? When plough blades become worn and lose the ability to dig into...

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How to purge air from the #9 Hydraulic Shank Assembly

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Prevent premature wear and ensure correct shank breakout by purging air from your hydraulic system Plough hydraulic systems require consistent hydraulic pressure to ensure the shanks break out at the correct pressure. Air can be introduced into the system through normal use and should be purged regularly.  As air builds in the hydraulics, it causes the shanks to break out more frequently. It can also cause premature wear in the hydraulic cylinders and in some cases cause the end caps on the cylinders to break. What machines is this for? Agrowplow deep rippers with the #9 hydraulic shank, including the...

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Agrowplow wheel nut torque chart

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Wheel nut torque should be checked as part of pre-start checks to minimise downtime and faults Use the following charts to ensure the wheel nuts on Agroplow deep rippers are torqued correctly. Agrowplow does not warrant faults relating to wheel nut tightness. It is the responsibility of the operator to check and maintain wheel nut torque on a regular basis. Wheel Nut Torque Chart Stud Thread Size Wheel Nut Torque - Nm (lb ft) M10 75 (55) M12 (and ½″ UNF) 130 (97) M14 205 (151) M16 315 (232) M18 435 (321) M20 620 (457) M22 840 (620) M24 1070 (798)...

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How to secure the #8 blade to the shank

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Use the correct tools and techniques to prevent your blades from coming loose and being damaged The #8 Shank Assembly is a rugged and dependable tool for deep ripping. However, if the blades are not secured properly they will come off easily. You can prevent this from happening by following these steps.  A blade knock-on tool (002-4051) and a hammer are required to secure your #8 wear parts to the shank safely and tightly.  First, put the shinguard in place. Secure it by affixing the blade by hand. Then, use the knock-on tool and a hammer to tighten the blade. Five good strikes with...

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Plough pre-season maintenance checklist

Use the following checklist to ensure rippers are ready for use and to minimise downtime This article provides some basic information on pre-season and daily checks needed to keep deep rippers in optimal working conditions. The information assumes the plough is using the #9 Shank Assembly, however, the basic information is applicable to all ploughs in the Agrowplow range. More detailed information is available in the plough operators manual.  Refer to your parts manual for part numbers if you are using a plough with a different assembly.  On this page Cracks in swing arms and shank carriers Blades and shinguard wear Lift cylinders...

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