Anyone checked their 6000 coils lately.

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6000's or any machines shouldnt be used as Bulldozers to move dirt,rocks,grasses,branches,even trees out of the way. Hense brocken shaft mounts.
I suppose we never know how everybody else treats their machines but considering mine still has the original coil scuff cover on it after 16 months I think I can safely say it hasn’t been abused.
 
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Not sure what's going on. When it's fully tightened and the coils on the ground and a bit of pressure is put downwards the bottom connection has a bit of play in it.
Not sure if your saying your rubbers are worn or the yokes lose in the shaft SL?
If the yokes loose just pull it out,get all the old glue off it,sand it up with coarse paper,i even lightly wire wheel them on the shafts i put togethor,sand the inside of the shaft with about 60 or 80 paper lightly(roll the paper so it fits in the shaft),mix up some 24hr araldite,smother the yoke with it,twist it about a bit as ya put it in so the epoxy spreads etc,clean up the excess,tape the join with elect tape and stand it up onight so the epoxy stays at the bottom,if ya key both surfaces up correctly it is a very strong bond.
I think the coils are a bit weak around that area but also im sure where all guilty of it and i know i am,as those rubbers wear we just keep nipping the coil bolt up,instead of replacing the rubbers,no prizes for guessing what's goin on there,as lesgold says there's a price for pushing the boundaries on weight....
 
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Under the yoke rubbers there is a pressed in bush,it does wriggle or allow flex,noticed this a while ago,i just had a look at a new 14 we have here and with new rubbers on a shaft it actually spreads the coils ears a bit,i don't think worn rubbers should cause cracking,my myth busted 😂
Ya all just gonna have to pony up and buy one of my shafts 💰💰💰💰💰💰💰😂😂😂7AB947CF-AF6F-4EEF-9C9A-C5C0A9D10E07.jpeg
 
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Not sure if your saying your rubbers are worn or the yokes lose in the shaft SL?
If the yokes loose just pull it out,get all the old glue off it,sand it up with coarse paper,i even lightly wire wheel them on the shafts i put togethor,sand the inside of the shaft with about 60 or 80 paper lightly(roll the paper so it fits in the shaft),mix up some 24hr araldite,smother the yoke with it,twist it about a bit as ya put it in so the epoxy spreads etc,clean up the excess,tape the join with elect tape and stand it up onight so the epoxy stays at the bottom,if ya key both surfaces up correctly it is a very strong bond.
I think the coils are a bit weak around that area but also im sure where all guilty of it and i know i am,as those rubbers wear we just keep nipping the coil bolt up,instead of replacing the rubbers,no prizes for guessing what's goin on there,as lesgold says there's a price for pushing the boundaries on weight....
That bit there where you tighten the shaft. There is a bit of play there when it's fully tightened. May take it apart and have a look tomorrow but I'm not very handy. 🔨
 

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Have contacted Minelab and the 11" coil will be sent back in the next week or so and have been assured that it will be changed over. Have also been advised that since the original batch there have been changes made so that this does not happen again.

Not great but at least with Minelab you know that warranty issues will be dealt with and it is reassuring to know that things are being done so that the issue isn't simply repeated with the new coil.

Cheers, N.E.
 
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Same as you NE. Contacted Minelab and I was told to send my coil back. Phoned a mate and suggested that he check his coil. It was cracked in a different part of the lug. He sent his back as well. I was pleased to hear that changes to the design of the coil were implemented to solve the problem. Thumbs up to Minelab for addressing the issue. 👍👍👍
 
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