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Offline Kp59

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130 franklin
« on: October 27, 2014, 06:56:12 pm »
Hi I just bought a late 60s franklin 130 with a model 600 winch. I was wondering if anyone knows where I could get a manual of some kind, if they exist. I would like to know how to adjust the free spool on the winch, and proper fluid levels and or capacities for when I change all the fluids soon. I was also told that I shouldn't put chains on the rear, what do you guys think.Thanks for any help. Kraig

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Re: 130 franklin
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2014, 07:39:14 pm »
Model 600 is obsolete. Hard to get parts for. I have one I took off due to that issue.
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Re: 130 franklin
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2014, 07:48:17 pm »
There's a thread on adjusting your freespool. Search old franklin skidder. I have pics of how to adjust it.
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Re: 130 franklin
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2014, 09:06:15 pm »
Thanks pictures always help

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Re: 130 franklin
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2014, 09:54:10 pm »
Kp59.welcome to the forum. Is the skidder just for your own use? Or will it be used on a 40-50 hour work week job?
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Re: 130 franklin
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2014, 10:12:06 pm »
Kp welcome. Gajones will hook you up. He's helped me a lot and I'm super grateful. I own a 130. Super easy to work on. I run it 30+ hrs a week.
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Re: 130 franklin
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2014, 11:30:15 pm »
Franklin only printed a manual when they sold a machine, they are rare as hens teeth, I have never been able to find one for my 170.
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Re: 130 franklin
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2014, 05:22:13 pm »
Sorry I don't have internet at home so it takes me a little longer to reply. I plan on using the skidder on the farm this winter. Then hopefully getting some jobs in the future, and if things go well upgrade to a later model machine. Thanks for the replys