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post #16 of 20 Old 05-21-2017, 05:10 AM
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Re: ALERT : Holy Preventative Maintenance BAT MAN ! ! ! !

I use a common combination wrenchs to tighten them. I just get them as tight as I can using the wrench. They don't come loose. Put the nuts on backwards and they will come loose.

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I found 2 of those loose on my tractor last year also. One was loose the other had a missing nut. I saw it was tapered so I ordered 2 (1 extra) from Richards. I just tightened them up. I found it about a year and a half ago switching from mower deck to snow plow. At that time I gave the tractor a once over and found them, tightening them from underneath the tractor was pretty straightforward. Just checked again this spring and they were still tight.

I think if you check them on a yearly basis you'll be fine.

Remember locktite also makes things harder to remove in the future.

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From some of the restoration projects you guys have tackled , I'm sure I can't tell you anything you aren't already aware of , but Loc-Tite makes a Medium ( blue ) along with the strongest ( red ) . I have used the Medium ( blue ) on many applications . For example , I have thumb screws on a cross bar that hold the hopper open on my Cyclone Rake . I've lost these screws 3 times by vibrating out . I used the blue medium to hold them . I can still disassemble it at the end of fall season . To me , it acts like the Nylon lock nuts that are used all over the Gravely's already . I don't remember ever using Red on anything . I guess Red would be like tack welding a nut & bolt for security purposes .

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From some of the restoration projects you guys have tackled , I'm sure I can't tell you anything you aren't already aware of , but Loc-Tite makes a Medium ( blue ) along with the strongest ( red ) . I have used the Medium ( blue ) on many applications . To me , it acts like the Nylon lock nuts that are used all over the Gravely's already . I don't remember ever using Red on anything . I guess Red would be like tack welding a nut & bolt for security purposes .
My former life was an environmental driller and pseudo mechanic. I was getting abused when I told them I was going to work elsewhere, so everything I took a part on that rig had red high-temperature loc-tite used along with a 1/2" or 3/4" impact...I heard later they had to torch pieces of the rig off because the fasteners would budge.

I use blue all the time, anything I don't want to vibrate loose. I don't use red on my own stuff...

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I use a common combination wrenchs to tighten them. I just get them as tight as I can using the wrench. They don't come loose. Put the nuts on backwards and they will come loose.
And if that doesn't work, they make non-chromed wrenches that are designed to be hit with a hammer that can really put them on tight. But it really isn't needed as a proper length combination wrench puts plenty of torque on the nuts. Sometimes you have to use a hammer on the wrench to get them loose. No Locktite needed.

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