The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:




TimberKing Sawmills




Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Forest Products Industry Insurance


Norwood Industries Inc.


Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA


Council Tool

Baker Products

Forestry Forum Tool Box

Author Topic: How many drive belts are you running?  (Read 621 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline JRWoodchuck

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 140
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Baker City, Oregon
  • Gender: Male
How many drive belts are you running?
« on: October 05, 2017, 04:41:36 pm »
Just curious how many drive belts you all have compared to HP.
Thanks!
Home built bandsaw mill still trying find the owners manual!

Offline Coltbodi

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 76
  • Age: 28
  • Location: Tickfaw, Louisiana
  • Gender: Male
  • Sure, I can fix that
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 05:33:14 pm »
My Timberking 1600 has 2 drive belts and a 27 hp motor. The 2 belts are banded together though.
If I can't fix it, I don't want it.
Timberking 1600 with lots of mods, a 65hp mahindra with a front end loader, a welding shop, and sugarcane mill from 1890 for making syrup

Offline Dave Shepard

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 10203
  • Age: 2013
  • Location: Alford Massachusetts
  • Gender: Male
  • Geometrically proportional
    • My homepage
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 06:45:50 pm »
51 hp diesel, triple v-belt.
Wood-Mizer LT40HDD51-WR Wireless, Kubota L48, Honda Rincon 650, TJ208 G-S, and a 60"LogRite!

Online Kbeitz

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5837
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Millville, Pa.
  • Gender: Male
  • Never enough time...
    • My Hobbies
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 06:58:06 pm »
13hp Honda... 1 belt.
Collector and builder of many things.
I have a
machine shop
Wood work shop
And a Weld shop
And now a saw mill
and a bunch of new forum friends.

Offline 1860sylvain

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • I'm new!
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 07:32:18 pm »
10 hp électric 2 belts

Offline warren46

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 296
  • Age: 71
  • Location: Weddington (Charlotte), NC
  • Gender: Male
  • Been involved in sawing most of my life.
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 07:38:04 pm »
40 Horse Electric.  Triple V-belt.  Should be 4 or 5.
Warren E. Johnson
Timber Harvester 36HTE25, John Deere 300b backhoe/loader.

Offline KamHillbilly

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 69
  • Location: Kaministiquia,ON,Canada
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2017, 07:52:50 pm »
20hp Honda , 2 belts banded
Homemade Bandmill ,Clark 664b ,Case 780b ,Jonsered 670,630

Offline Chuck White

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 10460
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Russell, NY (Way Upstate)
  • Gender: Male
  • Sawing Mobile since 2005
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2017, 08:04:55 pm »
LT40HD, with 25hp Kohler, running a double v-belt!
~Chuck~
Retired USAF (1989), Retired School Bus Driver (2012), and now a Mobile Sawyer
1995 Wood-Mizer LT40HDG2425 Kohler - Shingle & LapSider
Cooks Cat Claw Sharpener, 4-foot Logrite cant hook.
Basic mechanical skills are all that's required to maintain the Wood-Mizer.
I LOVE MY SAWMILL

Offline moodnacreek

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 185
  • Location: orange county n.y.
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2017, 08:08:49 pm »
Six c belts on a 75 hp electric circle mill.

Offline boscojmb

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 188
  • Age: 44
  • Location: Medway, Massachusetts
  • Gender: Male
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2017, 09:05:25 am »
I have the 51 Hp Cat /Perkins running a triple "C" series belt.

I can still get the belt to slip. A four row "C" series would be better for my engine.
John B.

Log-Master LM4

Online terrifictimbersllc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3731
  • Age: 63
  • Location: Mystic, CT
  • Gender: Male
    • Terrific Timbers LLC
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2017, 10:06:07 am »
42 Kubota diesel, triple V
DJ Hoover, Terrific Timbers LLC,  Mystic CT   2001 WM LT40SHDD (42HP Kubota, Accuset2, FAO's, Lubemizer, debarker, hydraulics everywhere), Peterson WPF 10-30 with chain slabber. LogRite fetching arch, WM BMS250 sharpener/BMT250 setter.

Online Percy

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1792
  • Age: 63
  • Location: Terrace B.C. Canada
  • Gender: Male
  • Still got all muh fingers
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2017, 10:25:17 am »
Pretty much the same as Terrific, 42 hp Kubota three row belt. My blade drive pulleys were worn out at about 8500 hours. If a guy could come up with a reliable clutching system, a cogged belt like drag racers use on their superchargers would aleiviate any slippage.
Its not the "years in your life" but the 'life in your years" that matters...Abe Lincoln

Offline JRWoodchuck

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 140
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Baker City, Oregon
  • Gender: Male
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2017, 06:24:03 pm »
I have a 19 hp diesel with one drive belt. I have been wondering if I have been getting slippage while milling causing some rise and fall in my cuts. Still real new to this stuff so just learning. Seems like everybody with 2 has more hp than me. Just trying to rule out possibilities. Thanks for the responses.
Home built bandsaw mill still trying find the owners manual!

Online Kbeitz

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5837
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Millville, Pa.
  • Gender: Male
  • Never enough time...
    • My Hobbies
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2017, 06:56:33 pm »
I have a 19 hp diesel with one drive belt. I have been wondering if I have been getting slippage while milling causing some rise and fall in my cuts. Still real new to this stuff so just learning. Seems like everybody with 2 has more hp than me. Just trying to rule out possibilities. Thanks for the responses.

I can slip my single belt with my 13 hp Honda.
Collector and builder of many things.
I have a
machine shop
Wood work shop
And a Weld shop
And now a saw mill
and a bunch of new forum friends.

Offline JRWoodchuck

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 140
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Baker City, Oregon
  • Gender: Male
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2017, 07:40:29 pm »
How would I know it's slipping? If Im getting slipping.
Home built bandsaw mill still trying find the owners manual!

Offline FloridaMike

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 55
  • Age: 56
  • Location: Floral City, FL
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2017, 08:19:50 pm »
My mill is still under construction, but will be running two 5/8" belts with a 20.8 hp Honda.
Mike

Online Kbeitz

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5837
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Millville, Pa.
  • Gender: Male
  • Never enough time...
    • My Hobbies
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2017, 09:20:32 pm »
How would I know it's slipping? If Im getting slipping.

On my mill I could see the blade slowing down and the carriage also slowed down.
Then it's time for a new belt or something happened. Once my idler spring broke.
Collector and builder of many things.
I have a
machine shop
Wood work shop
And a Weld shop
And now a saw mill
and a bunch of new forum friends.

Offline Tim

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 241
  • Location: Pembroke, Ontario
  • Gender: Male
  • No catch phrase anymore.
    • www.schwan-cedar.com
Re: How many drive belts are you running?
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2017, 07:37:06 am »
How would I know it's slipping? If Im getting slipping.

You'll hear the belts "bark"... and possibly belch smoke. If they smoke, you'll smell it.

Dodge, Martin and others that manufacture PT components have selection procedures in their engineering catalogues. They are step by step selection guides that are pretty well described in there.

I'm running a triple B speed up drive from 550rpm @ 48hp to ~1650rpm on my shingle mill. When I installed the drive,I had one belt turning over in the centre. I asked a millright friend about the problem. As they do not make matched sets of belts anymore, and in that Don does not like the banded ones, he gave me the fix for the problem. He told me to take the centre belt that was turning over and swap it to the outside. I've run another hundred thousand shingles since without a problem.   
Eastern White Cedar Shingles