We had an offer to sell an engine and hydraulic pumps off an old GK IV .
Received $1000.00 for them . Now I'm left parting out the rest of the machine . Check out the parts and prices in the used equipment section . We had an older (20 +years ) set of rebuilt reels that won't fit on the newer 2000 GK IV.
So today spent reworking the old set to fit . My problem was the set is to wide for the pull frame .
I have to remove the reel frame mounting bolt back .
To fit the frame it has to look this way . Spacing between bolt mounts is 25.25" If the problem was to big a reel frame Jacobsen sell adapter bushings to fit .
Dremmel tool works perfect to zip them off.
Pretty tight area and have to knock the rest off and clean up with the dremmel tool .
Now you can drill it out . the rod is solid and the hole fairly deep . You may have to use a smaller drill bit first then step up to the right size for a 3/8 course thread bolt . ( 5/16th ) You can see the welded on hook in this picture .
Drill it far enough so the tap will not bottom out .
Tap the threads next . Slow and easy . You will have to work it in and out and clean off the tap many times .
Next on the old style reel the hook is welded on . With this set of pull frames I have to remove the hook to get them on . Check the angle with an angle finder first.Next I'm making up new mounting brackets .
1 " pin made a good template .
Clamp in place at the pre determined angle .
Weld in place .
Could order new hooks but went this route . Drilled all the holes needed before cutting out the shapes with a cut off wheel .