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    Veteran Member GreenRules's Avatar
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    Default shroud chewing fan

    Anybody ever get in a tight spot and have your fan rub on the shroud? I was in the woods pushing brush when it happened. Only did it for a couple of seconds. When I parked, I checked the clearance and it was fine.

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    Default Re: shroud chewing fan

    Somethings flexing under load. Check all of your front end fasteners for tightness. I suspect you will find some loose bolts.

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    Veteran Member GreenRules's Avatar
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    Default Re: shroud chewing fan

    Ditto. I somehow snapped off two of the four bolts that hold the front bracket of my loader. How do you spell "screw extractor"? Thanks for the tip.

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    Default Re: shroud chewing fan

    IHCrules,

    Yep Done Did This with less than 8 hours on the tractor. Ruined a pair
    of underware when it happened. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Do you have an exhaust pipe that runs vertical over the front of the tractor
    or one that goes under the tractor?

    The JD 4700's exhaust goes down under the tractor. The pipe goes into the
    engine compartment and runs right next to the plastic shroud next to the fan.

    I was pushing some timber slash with the FEL and a limb that had a sharp
    bend in it, something like 90 degrees, got run over by my front left tire.
    The other end of the stick poked up and hit the exhaust pipe. The exhaust
    pipe moved just enough to push into the shroud. And the shroud hit the fan.

    Nice, wonderful chain of events. Nothing was really damaged except my
    underwear and the 10 years of life that I lost when I heard the aweful sound
    and my heart all but jumped out of my chest. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    That stick had to be just the right size with the right angle and had to be
    run over the right way for it to poke up and hit the exhaust. I think my
    odds of winning the lottery would be higher.... [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Later...
    Dan McCarty

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    Veteran Member GreenRules's Avatar
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    Default Re: shroud chewing fan

    Mine goes under and off to the left fron side. I coulda got a stick in it since I was pushing brush. Gotta stop using my tractor for a dozer...

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