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post #1 of 6 Old 06-29-2015, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up deluxe 28 gear drive maintenance

Finally got around to dropping the bottom pan and doing some much needed maintenance on the chain drive and greasing the gears. I found last yr the drive wheels were sticking a bit after having the machine sitting for awhile. After removing the wheels greasing the shafts & using fluid film on the chain and re-greased the gears..wow what a difference nice and smooth. I also cleaned the friction plate & wheel and tightened up the auger belts and greased the augers. Before I tipped the machine I drained the oil & the gas tank was already empty. Here's some pics/
The first pic the fluid film is on a little thick
but after rotating the chain several times
you wipe off the excess oil.

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That thing looks like it's never been used. Well done Raider
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Thanks. Its always stored indoors so it in great shape but doing that work on it really makes a huge difference. You can feel the difference just rolling it back and forth.
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I've got one of the Deluxe 28's and want to service it like that but have a question.

When you tip it up on end like that is your engine filled with oil or not? I'm worried about the oil in the engine getting into places it shouldn't be.

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No I drained the oil & gas. If there's a little gas in the tank its ok ,it wont leak. The front bucket put it on a mat or some cardboard. When cleaning the gears and chain & rolling the wheel back & forth just watch your fingers..lol
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Just what I needed to know. I'm due to change the oil on both of my machines and wanted to take the opportunity to get in there and do the lubrication as well as adjust the friction drive to give me the slowest possible speed in the low end. I found it to be a touch too fast with the huge mounds I had to deal with this past winter. Being my first with such powerful beasts I was surprised they took it...mostly. There were some occasions where they overrode the tossing ability, so if I can get it adjusted just a little slower it would be perfect.

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