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Old 01-15-2005, 10:11 AM
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Question U-Bolts!

Not sure if this is the right area to post, but I'm working on a JD planter and I'm fabricating some brackets to hold fertilizer attachments. My problem is that the planter frame is 7X7. I need to get some 5/8" U-Bolts to attach the brackets to the planter. Local supplier wants $26 per bolt! Is there anywhere online that's cheaper or am I just really cheap and don't know the prices? That seemed awfully expensive. I don't need it right away, it's 8 degrees outside and I still have to paint them so it'll be a day or two before I get them painted, so shipping time wouldn't be a problem. Thanks for any help.
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Old 01-15-2005, 10:49 AM
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What about using threaded rod? Or is that not strong enough?
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Old 01-15-2005, 10:55 AM
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Is the frame tube, square or rectangular?? If the latter two use grade 5 or 8 hardware with angle or flat strap top and bottom. I rarely use u-bolts anymore. Even if the frame is round a gas axe can fab the top bracket out of angle and flat strap...

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Old 01-15-2005, 11:25 AM
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What about using threaded rod? Or is that not strong enough?

You can get grade 8 in threaded rod,But you will have to order it.I needed some in a 5/16 took 2 weeks to get it.
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Old 01-15-2005, 12:16 PM
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If you have a car or truck spring shop in town, they should be able to make those up for you cheaper than what your being quoted.
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Old 01-15-2005, 12:40 PM
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I buy u-bolts at the local big rig truck parts place. They shouldn't cost more than $10 each or so ...
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Old 01-15-2005, 02:49 PM
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check with Inland truck parts they have 4 locations in Kansas. Here's thier web address http://www.inlandtruck.com/ hope this helps Dean
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Old 01-15-2005, 02:57 PM
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One thing I should mention; If the brackets will be left on the machine permanently, go with truck U bolts. If the brackets will be removed and reinstalled, go with grade 5 or 8 blots as appropriate and flatstock.
U blots for truck springs are SINGLE USE! When torqued down, they stretch, and when you try to remove the nut, you'll gall the thread beyond the nut.
Reusing truckspring U bolts is begging for trouble.
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Old 01-15-2005, 07:33 PM
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Shoup, www.shoupparts.com, is in ill. and has lots of planter parts. They also have 7 x 7 5/8' u-bolts for about $3.99. But I have to admit that in most of farm equipment rebuilds we have been using grade 8 bolts and straps. Last u-bolts we used on a cultivator were an offsize and required us to get them directly from Brillion. Hope that helps.-
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Shoup, www.shoupparts.com, is in ill. and has lots of planter parts. They also have 7 x 7 5/8' u-bolts for about $3.99. But I have to admit that in most of farm equipment rebuilds we have been using grade 8 bolts and straps. Last u-bolts we used on a cultivator were an offsize and required us to get them directly from Brillion. Hope that helps.-
I am laughing my ass off right now!!! I never did expect to see old Gene's business show up here, but hey! Gene is the owner of Shoup, Gene Shoup, we do work, on occassion, for one another, this time of year with the leaves on the gound I can see his plant out the front of my house it is a little over a mile away.

He has good products, most of the farmers around here use his stuff.
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