How to choose agricultural machinery belts correctly
1. The model must match
There are many types of belts, and the selection of belts needs to match the pulleys of agricultural machinery. If you are not sure which model you need to use, you can call the technical hotline 400-111-4878 to contact Gates, and Gates will provide the best solution.
2. The wheel groove should be smooth
For newly purchased agricultural machinery, check whether the groove of the wheel is smooth before installing the belt and matches the shape of the belt. Rough pulleys are easy to wear the belt.
3. The installation tension should be appropriate
Always check the belt tension during operation. Rotating the passive pulley by hand, the belt does not slip, but the elastic vibration can be generated when the belt is moved, which is regarded as the proper tension. Too tight or too loose the belt will reduce the service life, too tight will damage the bearing, too loose will reduce the power output and even cause premature wear and failure of the belt, adjust the tension spring to make the tension in a suitable tension range.
4. Don't get oil on the belt
V-belts are mostly glued with multiple layers of rubber and fiber threads. Rubber contamination of gasoline, diesel, and engine oil can easily cause deformation and stratification, and the belt will slip and fail prematurely during operation.
5. The combination and use should be unified
Some agricultural machinery uses more than two V-belts at the same time. The number of V-belts cannot be reduced arbitrarily. The entire set must be replaced during maintenance and replacement, and all belts must be fully tensioned. Otherwise, due to the inconsistency of the belt length, too loose the belt will not work, and the too tight belt will accelerate the damage and affect the transmission efficiency.