Belt for hammermill

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Belt for hammermill

Postby oronc » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:32 am

Just picked up a Wards grain buster hammer mill at a auction, Going to go get a belt made to drive it with my H, Does anybody know what length and with?
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Re: Belt for hammermill

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:54 am

My answer is based on what we use on a grain separator at our show. The width should be the same or a little less than the narrower of the two pulleys. The length depends on how far from the tractor you want the hammermill. The drive belt on the separator keeps the steam engine about 75 ft away to prevent sparks from igniting the chaff. I don't think you'll want to walk that far to make throttle adjustments, etc. Hopefully you'll get some responses from the guys that have mills or grinders.

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Re: Belt for hammermill

Postby Eugene » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:15 am

Search "flat belt length calculator".
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Re: Belt for hammermill

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:22 pm

Also not rotation direction of the mill, you made need to give the belt a half twist to get the right direction.
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Re: Belt for hammermill

Postby Scrivet » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:47 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:Also not rotation direction of the mill, you made need to give the belt a half twist to get the right direction.
Or spin the mill around 180. That's a horizontal spin not a vertical spin. A vertical spin makes it hard to get the corn to go in :lol:

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Re: Belt for hammermill

Postby tinnerjohn » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:20 pm

It seems like I heard or read somewhere that a flat belt in these applications needs to be long enough to sag, the belt weight keeps the belt on the pulley. I know I had a short belt on my C.S. Bell hammer mill before the fan came apart and had trouble keeping it tight enough. Has anyone any input on this? If my Dad or Great Uncle were still around, they would have the answer, wish I'd paid more attention. John

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Re: Belt for hammermill

Postby Matt Kirsch » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:17 pm

I've heard the same thing about the sag. Seems to me that I remember that it works better than trying to pull the belt tight with the tractor, and is somewhat more tolerant of slight misalignments too.

Also seem to remember that the half-twist is good for belt stability as well. Less slapping and flopping.

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Re: Belt for hammermill

Postby Dusty B » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:56 am

Have a relatively short belt on my burr mill 4" wide- ( 8' between tractor & mill)- alignment is main criteria!
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Re: Belt for hammermill

Postby Super A » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:02 pm

Have a looong belt for my #6 mill. Getting aligned is something I am still learning. I figured out the last time I ran it at a show that I need to stake the mill down so it will stay put.


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