PG Mag.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by scweedman, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. scweedman

    scweedman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 501

    Has anyone had the problem of the rod under the hopper that
    opens the slide to let out fert. work lose and brake?
     
  2. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've had 2 situations similar to that. The rod wore out the hole the shutoff plate. Fix involved replacement of shutoff plate and that section of the rod. The other thing I've had happen, is there is a "bushing" welded on the side of the frame that the shutoff linkage runs through. It is welded on and I've had to reweld it twice. Don't know if this is any help, but that's been my experience fwiw.
     
  3. scweedman

    scweedman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Iv'e had that problem too. I drilled a hole in the end of the rod and put a cotter pin in
    it.
     
  4. redbuckcavs

    redbuckcavs LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 135

    last year I replaced the slide plate because the hole wore out also. Not to change the subject, but does anyone else have a problem with the slide plate staying OPEN? I have to keep my thumb on the stupid control lever or else the plate closes
     
  5. scweedman

    scweedman LawnSite Senior Member
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    No i have to keep a bunge cord on mine to keep it closed so fert doesn't
    dump out when moving from house to house.
     
  6. MStine315

    MStine315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 789

    Here's a picture of the repaired weld I was describing. (Please hold your comments about my welding ability, lol). This is on the right side of the machine, hopefully the picture shows enough of what I mean. When this weld breaks, nothing falls apart, but it makes the whole mechanism that much more sloppy, as if it needs help.

    pg5.jpg
     
  7. scweedman

    scweedman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yep, thats the same break i had my weld looks just as good as yours!
     
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Yep. John has one that has done the same thing. He is going to weld that, as well.
    He also has had to fix the idler pulley on the left side that is held through the frame This is a stupid setup of a pulley that is held on a rod and has a bushing that of course - just wears out. he fixed this by coming up with a cup and bearing setup. This thing will never wear out, now. It is much netter than new, and he is going to do the same thing to his other magnum, as well. He has made improvements on these machines that would make Permagreen's heads spin.
     
  9. scweedman

    scweedman LawnSite Senior Member
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    PG said they only have 4 or 5 calls a year on these problems.:confused:
    Joe who is john?
     
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    LOL...John is a non-member here who participates vicariously through me (sometimes without his knowledge). It is an ongoing joke that he always tells me. "Yeah,...don't go sharin' my secrets on Lawnsite - and takin' the credit for them!" (You have to know his highly sarcastic sense of humor).:D
    Actually, he is a best friend of mine, who was a golf course superintendent before breaking off on his own. He was the one that mentored me through my internship to get my applicators license. He's one of those people that lives to help others...you couldn't meet a nicer guy. Marc (MStein) and Paul (Superior) know him, as well as a couple others on here. A few met him at our anti-tax rally in Lansing last year also.:)
     

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