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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    Looks like you're getting some great use out of it already!!! squirt some grease in the final one of these times too...

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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    Likely what happened here as well.

    Oh well, I've been using it while I wait on the new final drive (just put oil in this drive and let it leak out).

    This was a huge broken down corral filled with rocks, boulders, garbage, oil jugs, metal, various "farm debris" and aluminum cans...and 7' tall weeds.

    Now flat and empty Used the mini excavator to rake up all the crap into piles and dig out the rock/junk/boulder pile.

    Bobcat got rid of it all.

    The corral behind it is next, then keep prepping the property for sale. Sweetie is prepping/repairing the house, I've got the outside, shop and outbuildings.


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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    Looks like you're getting some great use out of it already!!! squirt some grease in the final one of these times too...
    Cenex 365 lube is excellent for a application like this, semi solid at rest and liquifies under movement. It's what all the irrigation guys here used in leaky circle machine gearboxes. Kinda like the old style Cat roller lubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    Cenex 365 lube is excellent for a application like this, semi solid at rest and liquifies under movement. It's what all the irrigation guys here used in leaky circle machine gearboxes. Kinda like the old style Cat roller lubes.
    Heck!!! A tube of that stuff and he won't need a new final or seals for the old one

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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    Looks like you're getting some great use out of it already!!! squirt some grease in the final one of these times too...
    My thought as well - ran out just as the track got tight or I would have already

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    Cenex 365 lube is excellent for a application like this, semi solid at rest and liquifies under movement. It's what all the irrigation guys here used in leaky circle machine gearboxes. Kinda like the old style Cat roller lubes.
    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    Heck!!! A tube of that stuff and he won't need a new final or seals for the old one
    You know how it goes, grease and oil will be in it until it fails, I get time to change it out, or it's too cold to work on the ground I need to dig
    (which ever comes first...)
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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    Grade 00 grease or JD corn head grease are other options probably similar to Cenex 365. Stays put when still but flows when parts are moving. Used in leaking gearboxes. I put 00 grease in a leaking bottom roller on my Cat.

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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    Farm oil makes a fluid gear grease as well. Grade 0 I believe comes in a pint or quart squirt bottle.
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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    Correct. My take on him when I bought it was he is an honest guy just trying to make a few bucks on equipment he bought from his boss.

    He has proven that with his response and concern for the machine not being "ready to dig" as he assured me.
    These things do happen. I agree that it doesnít sound like the seller knowingly sold the machine with potential problems.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    Heck!!! A tube of that stuff and he won't need a new final or seals for the old one
    John Deere also markets "Corn Head Grease" Used it in a rototiller gearbox after a rebuild. Rebuilds are very costly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    John Deere also markets "Corn Head Grease" Used it in a rototiller gearbox after a rebuild. Rebuilds are very costly
    Oh yeah corn head grease is fantastic.
    I first discovered it when I was rebuilding the steering box for my 55 Chevy
    someone suggested it to me

    After that I used it in various other gearboxes such as my ex mark lawnmower
    I also put it in the transmission of my BMW motorcycle and that bike went 100,000 miles before I sold it.

    I talk to the guy last month and itís still running strong with 150,000 miles
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    Corn Head grease. Learned something new today

    .....thixotropic....totally sounds made up

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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    Corn Head grease. Learned something new today

    .....thixotropic....totally sounds made up

    Me too!


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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    Corn Head grease. Learned something new today

    .....thixotropic....totally sounds made up

    Probably the only good idea you'll ever first hear it from me.
    Also, the only thing I can keep in the front winch on the Power Wagon, despite a couple rounds of new bearings & seals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    Probably the only good idea you'll ever first hear it from me.
    I'm afraid you came in 2nd in the "corn head grease race". See post #31 from Welder Dave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bead-boy View Post
    I'm afraid you came in 2nd in the "corn head grease race". See post #31 from Welder Dave.
    Damn! only race I ever thought I won. Oh well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    Damn! only race I ever thought I won. Oh well!
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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    Corn Head grease. Learned something new today

    .....thixotropic....totally sounds made up

    You are more familiar with thixotropic materials than you realize. Latex paint. The fact that you can use a brush to apply and it then stays put. The brush applies shear that reduces the viscosity so it flows out, but then you stop brushing, so no more shear and it thickens up and stays put. Lots of things like this in the world but the best things are the ones engineered to do it for a specific purpose like paint and that grease, for example.
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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    Quote Originally Posted by davec View Post
    You are more familiar with thixotropic materials than you realize. Latex paint. The fact that you can use a brush to apply and it then stays put. The brush applies shear that reduces the viscosity so it flows out, but then you stop brushing, so no more shear and it thickens up and stays put. Lots of things like this in the world but the best things are the ones engineered to do it for a specific purpose like paint and that grease, for example.
    Naturally that made me have to read something on the topic of paint
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...86X?via%3Dihub
    "A simple model to describe the thixotropic behavior of paints"
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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    Wow what a way to derail a thread, first we are fixing a mini excavator, now we are watching paint dry! LOL
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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    No applause, just throw money. Have heard that you need to make sure the corn head grease is compatible with the existing gear lube/oil or clean everything up and just use the corn head grease by itself. I used the grade 00 grease because I wasn't sure what was used in the track roller originally.

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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    Likely what happened here as well.

    Oh well, I've been using it while I wait on the new final drive (just put oil in this drive and let it leak out).

    This was a huge broken down corral filled with rocks, boulders, garbage, oil jugs, metal, various "farm debris" and aluminum cans...and 7' tall weeds.

    Now flat and empty Used the mini excavator to rake up all the crap into piles and dig out the rock/junk/boulder pile.

    Bobcat got rid of it all.

    The corral behind it is next, then keep prepping the property for sale. Sweetie is prepping/repairing the house, I've got the outside, shop and outbuildings.

    How is the price of property out there Dave? And do you have city water or wells?

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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    Quote Originally Posted by William McCormick View Post
    How is the price of property out there Dave? And do you have city water or wells?

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    Property prices are fairly low in that area. About the same as the Bemidji area where I sold my place with 20 acres, garage and shop 1500 sq.ft. remodeled home, $220k

    Hers is a doublewide, shop, about 12 acres, $150k (maybe a little less) when we sell.

    Both places on well water.

    The new place we bought is in a higher market. Only 5 acres, garages and shop, normal house still in the 1980's in need of remodel, $300k.

    Also well water.
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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    Had some time to clear out some more stupid boulders, rocks, corral boards/posts, etc..
    Even got the tin that a tornado dumped on that shed out of the way
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    Re: *update* ...and it's broken. Hitachi zx35u (or ex35u)

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    Property prices are fairly low in that area. About the same as the Bemidji area where I sold my place with 20 acres, garage and shop 1500 sq.ft. remodeled home, $220k

    Hers is a doublewide, shop, about 12 acres, $150k (maybe a little less) when we sell.

    Both places on well water.

    The new place we bought is in a higher market. Only 5 acres, garages and shop, normal house still in the 1980's in need of remodel, $300k.

    Also well water.
    Thank you for the reply Dave!

    You have to do the pressure storage tank and chlorine treatment thing with the chlorine chemical pump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by William McCormick View Post
    Thank you for the reply Dave!

    You have to do the pressure storage tank and chlorine treatment thing with the chlorine chemical pump?

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    Pressure storage tank is the norm, but I've not seen a chlorine treatment?
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