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Gauge Wheel Axle Kits

All About Gauge Wheel Axle Kits

The gauge wheel axle kit from Aricks is the final piece in making your disc opener completely non-greasable! The gauge wheel depth adjustment, via the axle rotation, is a common point for seizing on the JD 60, 90 and Pro-series openers. In dry, dusty conditions, grease and dirt pack together, becoming rock-hard, inhibiting rotation of the axle and rendering the depth adjustment arm useless. These new axles won’t seize, allowing for smooth operation of the depth adjustment arm. Farmers face enormous difficulties trying to unseize their axles in order to adjust seed depth. Most resort to removing the entire disc opener and placing it in a hydraulic press to force out the seized axles. Another issue is once these cast arms get a little movement in the connection to the gauge wheel axle, it’s very difficult to keep them tight. Now those worn cast arms, combined with a new Aricks axle, will never become loose again. Sold as a kit to give you maximum flexibility in replacing several components at once.

Greaseless, Won’t Seize

The gauge wheel depth adjustment, via the axle rotation, is a common point for seizing on the JD 60, 90 and Pro-series openers. In dry, dusty conditions, grease and dirt pack together, becoming rock-hard, inhibiting rotation of the axle and rendering the depth adjustment arm useless. These new axles won’t seize, allowing for smooth operation of the depth adjustment arm.

Reuse Worn Cast Arms

The solid axle shaft attachment point has been beefed up for greater surface contact, allowing you to reuse the worn depth adjustment arms, for even more savings.

Quality Bushings & Seals

High-quality bushing material in the axle spindle and an extremely effective and durable seal to keep the axle shaft dust free and running smoothly for many acres to come.

Chris Horton

Chris Horton brings 25 years of management with him. He grew up on his grandparents farm in Reno County Kansas where they mainly grew wheat and cattle feed. He worked on feed lots as a pen rider and cow-calf operations before moving to Southern California where Chris started a new career in the transportation and transport logistics, eventually managing the western region for a large commercial vehicle leasing company. Chris moved home to Kansas, to manage a local Farmers Coop and then eventually the service dept for a tractor dealership. The opportunity to join the Exapta team came up, and he knew he wanted to be a part of this team.

Bob Pagel

Sales & Service Representative

Prior to joining Exapta, Bob Pagel was an Agricultural Territory Sales Manager for Ritchie Brothers, serving parts of MN, WI and IA. He continues to support his family farm in SE Minnesota

Jon Zeller

Current Product Engineer

Jonathan Zeller joined Exapta excited to return to working with no-till planting equipment. He supported research of no-till planting and other ag related projects for 7 years with Kansas State University’s Agricultural Engineering Department after getting his engineering degree. He later worked 3 years for Landoll Company, LLC. where he gained experience in a design engineering role. Jonathan grew up on a small family farm in NE Kansas working with row crops, hay and cattle. Jonathan enjoys solving engineering problems and improving or creating products to be robust and easy to install and service.