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My local NAPA just had Carlyle on the shelf. Asked the counter help about Proto and their response was " we can order it for ya". well crap I can order it for me too.
Where would I get such a coupler? A knot in the middle of the cord is not an issue. I want a quality splice.
Be sure to change the oil in the carrier support bearing between the drive wheels @250 hrs. Those seals love to go out and you have to pull the whole track frame to get it fixed. The oil will look like garbage when it happens. It only holds about 2 quts.
the samples came back good. i am topping off all of the hubs as we speak and will more than likely change them before fall tillage. we know the front idlers are low and have some dirt on them but don't know if it was off season seepage or what. the bogeys are all full i will let it sit for a day or so to see if any leak and then check the levels after we run it a day or so we have a baseline.
my 55 comes in the shop in the fall and gets the same drill. in some ways it is built heavier than the 765b. in 10 years i have replaced maybe 3 bogey seals and 2 sets of bogey bearings and it has 7200 hrs. i doubt i have spent 2500 dollars in repairs on it outside of all oil changes, filters and ac recharges.
My method is:
Outer shrink tubing installed first allowing 2" overlap over the cut back insulation sheathing
Shrink tubing installed on each wire prior to soldering the bare wire
Soldered twist connections (where the twist is longitudinal)
Buildup using electrical tape to come up to sheath thickness, with a single wrap of tape to 1" past the outer splice
Slide outer shrink tubing into place > Heat
Attach the blender and add margarita mix to suit.