Farmall 100, 1954 - 1973
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:49 pm
I need help hooking up the drive chain on the 140 side dresser. I am not sure as to how it goes on there with the small tensioner gear. Pictures would help out nicely. Every which way I've tried to put it, either the top chain rubs against the bottom of the torque tube, or the 2 chains rub each other. I can't figure out which way it goes.
Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:02 pm
???? The main drive chain is driven from the left rear axle (not near the platform). The tensioner should have 2 sprockets. They will run on the upper part of the chain, near the countershaft end of the chain. Of those 2 sprockets, the rear one should be above the chain and the forward one below. The bracket that holds the tensioner should bolt to the contershaft frame and the same hole of the final drive housing that the swinging drawbar uses. The fertlizer drive is driven by a chain from the countershaft to the fertiliver drive shaft (forward of the platform). The tensioner should be above the upper part of the chain.
Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:29 pm
This is what I am talking about. It jumped off after I backed straight up 10 ft. Before it was jut loose enough to roll off at the end of a turn. Took out a link then got it on and then it popped off after I backed up
Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:01 pm
Should only have one sprocket on the tightener Jim
Chase, call me and I will explain how it goes
Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:33 pm
57 links of # 32 chain , you have the tightener in the wrong place on the chain too
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:13 pm
Just flip it back towards the gear on the finial and 57 LINKS on the chain
Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:08 am
I guessed wrong. This is the version I was thinking of. Once the picture was posted, it narrowed down the possibilities.
Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:49 am
Now that is some REAL information there!! Boss has got it down to the correct number of links and the number style of chain!! I sure do appreaciate that! I didn't realize there was different types of that chain (you said #32 chain). We reevaluated everything and got another peice of chain the same size (I've just now seen your posts, so I haven't counted links), and I repositioned the tensioner to like I think it should go; and it stayed on the whole time from driving it to the garden and testing it to driving it back to the shed. It's tight on the top and somewhat (a little) slack on the bottom. Seems to work good now. Here is a picture of what I ended up doing.....
Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:51 am
Regarding what I said before about not knowing there was different types of the flat chain.........What are the different types of chain and what do I look for to see what kind I have?
And thank you both for the help and the knowledge that taught me something today. If I've still got it wrong...just tell me and I'll straighten it out tomorrow........then I will draw me a diagram of it and put it on the wall so I won't forget!
Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:09 am
You need to flip the tensioner back like Boss said. Somebody posted a proper drawing on the other site where you asked.
Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:14 am
I did not know he was a fishing in two ponds at the same time.
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:25 pm
Yeah.....we was out there a tryin to figger it out and I was laying on the ground under the tractor on my back, so I figgered if I put the picture up in 2 places....somebody was a bound to come to the rescue quicker. As always......I don't know why I just didn't give you a call! haha
All in all.......we got it going in our direction. Everything mounted correctly!
THANKS AGAIN GUYS!
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