Friday, November 24, 2017

Startrite Counterweight Spring Assembly

This years fall to winter transition is about as crazy as it gets, -14* C and 3" of snow yesterday, +6* C and rain today yeesh.

Squeezed in a couple of hrs. in the shop this afternoon and got the drive end oil coolant return screen cleaned painted and installed.

Next I cleaned all the parts for the spring counterweight and installed.

Here the spring installed. Adjusted the spring so the tension came off with the head in the raised position and slowly increased as the head was lowered. This makes it very easy to raise the head and keeps the load on the hydraulic feed relatively constant.

So we'll try to get the worm drive, tension adjustment, and wheels installed this weekend.