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Old 10-20-2018, 01:39 PM
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Question 5' Shredder What a mess! Repair or Junk it

Well this thing is a total mess maybe a loss cause I'm thinking it be cheaper to replace the shredder with a used one in far better condition..

the stump jumper is bent and cracked and someone did an overlay of thin sheet steel over the rusted out shredder body

but never cut out the old sheet metal so now it is sagging down and blades are being caught by the sagging sheet steel as the guy mows the pasture the rubbish under it pulls down the old rusted metal and knocks the crud out of the blades..

This is a 5' shredder
So the cost to repair it is around 3 to 500 maybe more.... And a good used shredder cost 3 to 700
Prolly a no brainer
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Old 10-20-2018, 04:11 PM
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Have you checked agrisupply.com for a new stump jumper ?
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:08 PM
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Have you checked agrisupply.com for a new stump jumper ?
Yes around 100 bucks but the biggest problem is the shredder deck has been patched and worked over very wrong... basically someone built a new deck over the existing deck and the old part of it is coming apart underneath its been Frankenstein and now is falling apart and the sheet metal on top is to thin so it either guy gets a new one or repairs this one rite ill have to get some pics of the under side

finally enclosed the front of my shop so now I can work out of the cold wind and rain for a change so ill be working on it later tonight...
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:49 PM
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Here is a pic of the old sagging metal causing some of the problem
Also the mounting plate is all jacked up
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Old 10-20-2018, 09:04 PM
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I've always hated rebuilding old shredders but they did help sell the old tractors I fixed up. A complete re-skin was always the easiest for me. Just burn all the old crap off and start over.


BUT I did all the work myself. farming it out would have gotten costly.
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:06 PM
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Rebuilt the cities 2 times when I had access to cheap free steel .
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:54 PM
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Rebuilding this thing is a no brainer for me.... It a question of if he wants to spend the money and materials I wont do an overlay it gets done rite or not at all problem is scrap/random steel prices are just a few cents shy of new steel but that's the way I look at it I don't want to have to clean old scrap to do a proper repair not like I don't have enough to clean up on this thing now as it is...

now if it were mine id use what ever I had but still do it rite and prolly would of kept it up a bit better...
my personal shredder will be a good many years before it needs anything but blades its a 9' made out of 3/8 plate it's a bit heavy and built for a 100hp tractor.. got it on loan to a buddy being I let my tractor go a while back that would run it.
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Old 10-22-2018, 05:56 AM
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Default 5' shredder

looks like rotted out scrap to me..hard to get a good weld on rust and dust
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Old 10-22-2018, 06:06 AM
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looks like rotted out scrap to me..hard to get a good weld on rust and dust
well this is one of those old turds.... just needs some attention and a little polishing in the rite places... and it will be a good usable turd again maybe not a shiny polished turd but safe one again.
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Old 10-22-2018, 07:15 AM
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I'm in the scrap camp. if it was just the body was rotted out, or just the disc then fair enough, but that machine looks structurally worn out.

See if they can buy an identical model replacement and put the gearbox on the shelf for spare, because it looks like this machine is pretty old, it's unlikely gearbox quality has improved in the years since and it looks like that box took a beating and survived.


(we're looking at a brush hog here right?)
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