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Fischer / Western Poly Caster chain seized up..

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by jlouki01, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Any advice on how to loosen a chain up without spending 500.00 on a new one?

    It's not broken it does move freely on some links but overall it's pretty seized up.
  2. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    It tells you how in your sig. OIL
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    Pbblaster and a hammer

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,554

    I would just go buy a new chain. I have a spare and I swear it was about $30. They will cut it to length and give you an link to connect it togeather.

    loosen your motor and it will slide in a bit then you can take it off, wash it in gas, and then soak it in a pail of used oil, tranny fluid or hyrdro fluid. it will loosed up

    on edit I think you were talking about the drive chain, not the drag chain on the new poly casters.
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Seafoam/Deep Creep, PB Blaster, ATF.

    After it's loose, Fluid Film.
  6. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    we took it off and are hammering and oiling..
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    Ok. Good deal. Lotta work, but you won't have to do it again. And deff fluid film it
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You talking about a spreader Every Spring I remove my chain andset in a bucket of oil
    First yr having V box I learned all the washing doesnt help Mine was lock up I ended up removing it and working by hand to loosen it up and re install the chain
    After the first yr I started to remove the chain every spring let it soak in oil all summer long
  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Heard a trick I haven't tried yet.

    50/50 ATF fluid and Turpentine. A farmer told me about it and said that he's had never had any penatrant or breaker work even close as well as that concoction.