Aricks main pin & bushing kits

  • Silky smooth action
  • Teflon-coated steel bushing
  • At least as durable as OEM
  • Far more affordable than OEM
  • 9-year track record in Australia

Aricks Firming & Closing kits

  • Keep pivots running smoothly
  • Teflon bushings with tight tolerances
  • Seals designed to run dry
  • Never have to grease again!
  • 5-year track in dusty Australian conditions

Keeping the firming and closing arm pivots working properly can be a real hassle on the JD 50/60/90 drills. Even after Deere upgraded them circa ’09 to include seals, they still have a habit of packing full of dirt and not taking grease. But with the Aricks bushing kits from Australia, these pivots will run smoothly and you’ll never have to grease them again! The Aricks seals for the firming & closing pivots have a Teflon coating on the seal contact lip and are designed to run dry, unlike a competitor product from USA — and these Aricks kits have an extensive track-record since ’09 proving their durability and trouble-free nature. The bushings themselves are fiber-wound Teflon impregnated, and the steel sleeve has a hardened chrome finish, for smooth action, and proven to last at least as long as OEM (significantly longer in some conditions). These kits are hugely popular in Australia.

Note: On 50-series,* the firming arm has a pin welded in – this must be removed and a hole drilled in the arm at that spot, and requires a 50-series bushing kit as the sleeve length is longer than the 60/90-series.

*Doesn’t fit the earliest 750s.


Aricks closing arm kit

Sleeve, bushings & seals for closing arm’s pivot, JD 50/60/90 drills (excluding earliest 750s). Chromed steel sleeve is 82mm long for 50/60/90s (doesn’t fit the earliest 750s).

ARI.MPB Aricks main opener pin kit


Aricks main opener pin kit

Bushings and pin for front/main pin (where opener attaches to rockshaft clamp), JD 50/60/90 drills.

Aricks firming kit


Aricks firming arm kit

Bushings and seals for firming arm’s pivot, JD 50/60/90 drills (excluding the earliest 750s). Chromed steel sleeve is 62mm length for 60/90-series. The firming kit is identical to the closing arm kit except with a shorter sleeve.

Aricks main opener pin kit

The main pin & bushings at the front of the opener on the JD 50/60/90 drills (where the arm attaches to the rockshaft) is another wear item, and it’s critical to maintain furrow width. If these get sloppy, the furrow gets narrower and the boot and firming wheel no longer fit, and seed placement is awful. The first time around, simply rotate the pin by 180-degrees (loosen the bolt locking it in position; put a pipe wrench on the end of the pin).  If this has already been done, and they’ve gotten sloppy again, the next step is to replace pins & bushings. Aricks’ main pin kits have been in the field since 2013, and proven to last at least as long as OEM in tough Aussie conditions, and sometimes significantly longer. However, the Aricks main pins & bushings are a fraction of the cost of OEM, and with Aussie persnicketiness for quality control. Aricks front pin bushings are steel with a Teflon inner layer, and the pin has a hard chrome finish.  Whether merely turning the pins, or doing a complete rebuild, be sure to retorque the retaining bolt to spec when finished; inadequate torque can result in the bushings spinning in the opener arm, ruining it.

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After 8 years & 20,000 acres: “They [the Aricks firming & closing bushing kits] were good the whole way through. I never had any problems with them at all. I would recommend them to anyone.”

Ed Whitechurch

Temora, NSW, Australia, (30’ JD 1890

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