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Onerook    Posted 05-14-2016 at 14:13:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Rusty Grader Blade
  • I have a 6 ft grader blade that will not rotate, it is rusted in the straight position.
    This is made where the pivot tube cannot be taken apart. How would I go about freeing this up to rotate again? My thinking is if I can get it free, I can drill and tap for a zirk (sp?) to keep it greased.

    AL CT    Posted 05-16-2016 at 18:33:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Rusty Grader Blade
  • Persistence by you will eventually free up the rusted pivot tube. However do not add a zerk fitting and grease the pivot tube. Much like the front axle pivot pin, grease will retain any dirt and speed up the rusting. Make sure there is plenty of clearance between the inner and outer pivot tubes.
    My 2 cents of thought.

    Charlie (IA)    Posted 05-16-2016 at 16:55:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Rusty Grader Blade
  • zerk

    Charlie (IA)

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 05-14-2016 at 21:14:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Rusty Grader Blade
  • A penetrating oil like Liquid Wrench or Kroil (or others) and lot's of patience. Hit it with the oil and give it a day. Hit it again the next day and rap on it with a wrench and give it day. Try to work it the next day and hit it again with the penetrating oil. Repeat until it frees up.

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