Troy Built Super Tomahawk.


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It sounds too tight. Its not coming free and burning up in place. The place would be the motor pulley if the cutter is stopped.

I did some reading out of curioisty and some fellows are getting stronger belts, or kevlar belts :A&I PRODUCTS B26K B SECTION KEVLAR BLUE V BELT 5/8" X 29"

Some are changing over to a centrifugal clutch for the 1" shaft from the motor: Noram 160021 heavy duty pulley centrifugal clutch 1” bore

Everbody is talking bearings.

Hope this helps
 
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This is very helpful.
I am ordering some more belts with Kevlar.
Thought the tensioner is not pulling the belt tight enough but your analysis made better sense - belt too tight and chipper stopped, motor still turns and belt section is worn out.
I wish I am mechanical incline to change the chipper to centrifugal clutch.
Thanks for your advice.
 

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