Every mechanical machine wears and will eventually need repairs. With any newly designed machine, there are parts that have a shorter lifespan than desired. These weaker areas usually go undetected until the machine has been in use for a period of time. As an overhauler, R.M. King Company is among the first to see the weaknesses in different model machines. This knowledge is then used to improve upon or fix certain wear points in the machine.

The first time R.M. King Company overhauls a cotton picker header, it takes longer than the average overhaul. This is because there are a number of one time improvements which are installed automatically. These improvements help increase picking efficiency and prolong the life of the machine.

Some of the automatic improvements included in our overhaul address issues such as:

  • Grease unable to reach the bottom of picker bar
  • Access Door limits clearance causing plug ups
  • Plastic grease manifold cracks and breaks
  • Sun gear can drop when the bolts shear and destroy cam arms and bars
  • Bottom of bar wears from pushing dirt out of the drum
  • Difficult to grease entire unit while in the field
  • Wear holes in base plate
  • Top plate cracking around transmission
  • Sub plate cracking around idler gear hole
  • Transmission leaks oil after ratcheting
  • Transmission being properly ventilated
  • Moistener stand bends too easily
  • Idler gear hex hole wallows out and spins on shaft
  • Bolts on aluminum hub bend and break
  • Doffer drive shaft spacer rusts to shaft
  • Doffer drive spacer damages bearing
  • And more