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SCORE! EZ Screen 1000

Discussion in 'Other Compact Equipment' started by atgreene, May 15, 2009.

  1. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Senior Member

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    No problem on the pics, way to busy to do anything now.

    From your posts you seem like someone who does a thorough job. As you said once you are done it will like knew. I learned long ago if you have to take 8 things apart to get to a bolt, you better replace that bolt when you can.

    My grandmother in FL had her timing belt done, I called the mechanic and told him while he was in there to replace the timing belt driven water pump. He didn't. Six months later it needed a water pump and he did it all over again with her just paying for the pump after my brother who is an attorney spoke to him.
     
  2. atgreene

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    A few pics. New bearings are all in, new clutch, new cross supports, new shaft tube etc.. etc... Like new now.:D

    A couple questions for anyone who has tried different screens. I made a lower deck loam screen last year from expanded metal. The 1/2" holes worked great for loam, but it has cracked and began falling apart from the constant shaking. Obviously, expanded metal isn't really made for this.

    I bought a piano wire screen last summer, but it fills with roots very easily. Small hair roots fall onto the wires, drape over them and slide down the wire. Eventually enough get caught to cause the screen to be plugged. I have spoken with Esco(sp?) whom I have bought screens from before. They say a Z wire screen is the best way to deal with screens plugging. Anyone use a Z wire screen? Any suggestions for something better? Here's a link to the different screens. I hate to spend another $475.00 and find out it is a terrible match for screening loam. http://www.durexproducts.com/Products/WireClothScreenMedia/Dur-X-Live_Wire_WireCloth.asp
     

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  3. atgreene

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    Axle Install! Finally had time to get this done. My welder spent 5 or 6 hours Sunday into the evening getting an old axle under the screen for me. It was a royal PITA dragging this thing everywhere.

    Used an old mobile home axle for the rear, went full width to add stability as it is top heavy (ask me how I know:mad::eek::eek:). Made it so that with it swings back to lower the unit. For now I'll use a machine to lift it, but eventually it will get a winch or ram, not sure which yet.

    I had a hitch from an old drag box that we farmed onto the front. Not pretty, but functional. Still have to register it and add lights, build some fenders and paint it, but it's a heck of a lot better.

    Next project: CONVEYOR! I've decided to build a conveyor under the screen and come out the back. Looked at how they build the new ones, looks fairly straightforward. Never built one, but a friend works at the local bearing shop and can get me anything I need. Pics to follow.
     
  5. atgreene

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  7. atgreene

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    I saw that.:rolleyes:

    I think I'd rather build my own. :D
     
  8. m630

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    made mine outa 3/4 expanded metal works real good its at a lot more of a slope
     
  9. mike s

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    Very cool setup! Are you still running the same setup or have you made any changes?
     
  10. atgreene

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    Still have it, used it yesterday. I bought a conveyor that I'm working on putting wheels and a hopper on so it can sit underneath. All the loam/gravel etc would then be sent out and i can screen with just the excavator, no loader.

    I had an issue with the fuel, so I swapped tanks. Looks like there was a bad filter in the tank. I need a larger fuel tank as the 1 gallon tank is too easy to run dry then have air in fuel line issues.
     
  11. mike s

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    Any updates or pictures?
     
  12. ctkiteboarding

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    did a small modification to my ez1000, i lowered the two smaller I beams that support the screen about 1" 1/4, this allows the material that is clumped up to drop under the cross member and not clog, the newer models ez have also opened this clearance , a chat with ez screen owner revealed that 1200 rpms is the sweet spot for the oscillator on the screen, anything over that pack the screen up, also anything under 1200 will struggle .
    the pulley that turns the oscillator has a small reflective tape on it for a photo tach and i should be pretty easy to confirm the rpm with the hand held photo tach, I ran some semi wet material today and it has made an improvement , going to get a photo tach and set the rpm to 1200 , hope it helps
     
  13. mike s

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    Very good, keep us informed and I would love to see some more pics