224ws square baler

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Where I live until the last few years largest % of small sq balers sold/used are wire tie
 
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One thing about wire is, mice cannot chew it and break bales apart in storage. (y)
 
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So putting on new auger belt do I need to take all shims out since it’s a new belt? Cause when I put all the shims back on and tighten the bolts that belt gets tight as a banjo string. I only took the back pulley off. The front one looks to have quite a few shims on it.
 
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As I previously stated in my 1st reply belt tension is achieved by """adding/removing"" shims between 1 or both pulleys. To lower belt tension add shims between pulley halves. Check you PM box for message from me.
 
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The tighter the belt, the harder it is on the shaft bearings. As with any belt drive, you always want a bit of deflection in the belt measured at the midway point. What that is in your case I don't know. All I know is there should be some. Maybe Jim knows, I surely don't.
 
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As with you. All my uncles and cousins have died off that knew bout these old balers. They taught me a few thangs bier the years but sure miss talkin too em bout old farm equipment. I like visiting with folks that know this stupid bout the old equipment. Thanks for your time.
 
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The tighter the belt, the harder it is on the shaft bearings. \
I agree belt with too much tension shortens the life of the components. JD 224 baler didn't have shaft bearings but had bronze bushings
 
 
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