[TowerTalk] Belt Slippage on LM-470 Towers

Jim Miller JimMiller at STL-OnLine.Net
Fri Nov 25 13:52:42 EST 2005

Back on the farm a long time ago, before grinder/mixers, there were John
Deere tractors with belt pulleys ('48A) that we used on the old hammermill.
(Am I old or what).  Belt dressing was used on the flat belt to minimize
slippage.  Belt dressing THEN was a hard black substance in a paper tube
that was rubbed against the belt.  It WORKED very well.  Now-a-day, whoever
makes belt dressing seems to think it is to prevent squeaking and seems to
actually increase slippage.  What I find is a spray "grease" they call belt
dressing.  The opposite effect you want.  Can the "old" REAL belt dressing
still be obtained?

73, Jim

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Giacobello" <k2xx at swva.net>
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2005 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Belt Slippage on LM-470 Towers

> Well, I changed the belt this morning to one 1/2" shorter.  Frankly, it
> still slipped until I removed the residue remaining from the Belt
> Dressing on both pulleys with alcohol.  The temperature was about 25F,
> and I was able to fully extend the tower without any problems.
> I seem to be getting the opposite effect with the Belt Dressing.  Maybe
> I just put too much on.  I can't explain it otherwise.
> 73 and thanks for all your help.
> Joe

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