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  1. Sawyer94

    Sawyer94 Well-Known OPE Member

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    Lol wow I got the *s-word end of the stick with you 2.

    "I need pictures"

    "Actually it's something else"

    "Bearing or you got the wrong belt"

    It was clear he didnt know what he was talking about so I tried to kindly thank him for trying. Noone owes me anything but atleast show some decency. I dont need anyones help with this anymore I have it figured out. So again thanks for trying
    A+ for effort from the both of you.

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    Good luck getting help from any one with experience in the future on here. People do this out of the kindness of their hearts and thinking you know more than everyone else doesn’t fly around here. Glad you got it figured out and with your entitled attitude I hope you “know it all” in the future cause you got a lot of learning to do.


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    Oh and even if someone doesn’t know the exact answer, which I feel like fish would’ve been very resourceful for you, they maybe throw out some guesses to give you a “free bump” to keep your thread up towards the top so real “experienced” people will have a chance to see it easily. You get a reputation to bash anyone that makes a suggestion and you’ll get no help from anyone.


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    I'm sure ill be fine.

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    Let’s hope so


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    Simmer down in here.

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    OK here is a picture, it has a 5hp TECU engine so isn't the super which is the 8 HP engine.
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    Mine has a centrifugal clutch on it from the factory.

    A parts break down and part numbers listing. You will have to blow it up to read it.You will also need a new part number for the different belt.
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    OOPs wrong parts diagram.

    Here is a link to the owners manual that tells how to adjust the (Lever) clutch.

    http://www.brentchalmers.com/Manuals/1989Troy-BiltTomahawkChipperShredderOwnerOperatorManual.pdf

    the belt.
    orginal belt part number 97133 is a 5/8 X 29 1/4 belt I went thru several brands befor I settled on Kevlar belt from Belts are US.

    :D Al
     
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    The unit worked fine as designed.Re-designing it is costly, {R & D}.
    You need to try a good Kevlar belt and check the bearings on the pulleys/etc...
    And run it like it was designed.
     
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    A centrifigul clutch setup may work, but the shock load would be @ the same, slippage/heat @ the same. The original belt may have had different angles on the face of the belt, but new pulleys or the original belt would be the only fix.
     
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    The pulleys other than the clutch pulley on that machine are mounted on the engine shaft useing a Key so it doesn't spin.
    Same thing on the lower shave with the knives the pulley is mounted useing a key. so there are no bearings on the pulleys.

    Just putting a centrifugal clutch on should prolong belt life just for the fact the clutch comes in slowly at 1800 RPM and is the shock of the lever moving a pulley on a bearing.

    :D Al
     
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    Ain't got a dog in this but my 11hp chipper/shredder is direct drive. Motor turns, drum turns. Not sure why the tomahawk needs a slip belt clutch?? The belt on mine is pretty tight. Not banjo string tight but still pretty tight. Seems like a good kevlar belt with the proper tension on the idler would fix it. I doubt a centrifugal clutch would even work well. They like a steady load like a go cart. Not a hammering load like a chipper. Of course, as usual, free advice from some random guy on the internet.
     
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    Mine is like alleyoopers but I guess it is the super because it has an 8 hp engine. I’ve never had mine running so I can’t be sure but I think the tensioner arm is a safety feature. This one doesn’t self feed from my research and came with a plastic “pusher” from the factory. my only guess is to why you can disengage the chipper is for safety/jam? Never ran anything through mine so not sure. Once I found out it doesn’t self feed I wasn’t as enthusiastic about getting it running. I’m accident prone and like all my appendages.


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    Ok...lots of misinformation here.

    Some belts can be loaded from the rear and others cannot. Anyone that has used an alternative Snapper Rear Engine Rider belt knows they do not last. They tension from behind with an idler and swinging a 33" high vac blade is every bit and then some of your chipper.. OEM belts generally last best on power equipment.

    The squeak...its not an issue. If you think it is, engage it at a lower rpm. You should hear twin 75hp electric motors starting the fan on our asphalt plant or a 4' asphalt mill powered by 400hp kicking in gear...squeak!

    I wager you have a bad bearing in an idler that may get hot and seize and/or worn out or heavily pitted pulley faces. Idlers may spin free cold but when hot seize up. Seen that on mowers several times. Worn/pitted or rusty pulleys will also chew belts. It may be one spot on one pulley where a belt sat and held moisture.

    I would run the machine 10-15 minutes and then check the belt. Look for wear marks or rubber debris. Let it tell you what the issue is. Is there a flat spot from starting (the squeak)?

    Where I would start.
     
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    Look at PDF page #32. Very detailed belt tension adjustment. I have found when that much care is given on an adjustment, its critical.


    Another thing to check is do all the pulleys and idler line up? It looks like they are just set screwed to the shafts. A misalignment would also cause poor life.
     
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    First off all the Super Tomhawk chipper shredders are not the same.
    Serial numbers are important to get the correct part for yours.









    If you watch the You tubes I posted you will see the ones have a couple different ways to sngauge the belt.

    As I said earlier my has a centrical clutch. I thought it was just a Tomahawk chippler/shredder till I put it to work yesterday.

    [​IMG]

    I thought the ones with the 8 HP engines were supers but mine had a 5 HP engine.


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