The chain is a pain when it stretches in the rain
--My Fair ConveyorWe have silage conveyors that carry the silage from the silos to a long feed trough that all the cows eat from. Unfortunately, one of them has been giving trouble lately. Last week we had a downpour that washed all the oil off the of the drive chain for our longest conveyor. It began to slip. And jump the cogs. No matter what we did.
|Bad stretchy chain|
Over the weekend the wide belt that carries the silage began slipping on the drive roller. The good news was that we had a replacement waiting to go in, but it still meant installing it.Yesterday we took it upon ourselves to replace the roller. We hoped to loosen the belt enough that we could slip it out the front, but in the end we had to cut the belt apart and remove the roller.
|The roller fits on the end and the belt wraps up and around it|