Tx34 unloadung auger

Jsmith2211

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
Hello all,

Went to unload a full tank of wheat and the belt just slipped, apparently its an engaging belt? Does anybody know where the adjustment for this belt is and also how that works, as I thought it was chain driven. Also what might be wrong as it worked fine before, no squeeks or squeels, then it just stopped.

Thanks

James
 

spitfire

Member
Location
wales
Hello all,

Went to unload a full tank of wheat and the belt just slipped, apparently its an engaging belt? Does anybody know where the adjustment for this belt is and also how that works, as I thought it was chain driven. Also what might be wrong as it worked fine before, no squeeks or squeels, then it just stopped.

Thanks

James
Wet corn, covers allowing too much load on auger
 

Jsmith2211

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
Wet corn, covers allowing too much load on auger
It's not wet and it's set the same as it was in the rest of the wheat we've cut. Cut 30 acres already and not had an issue. Could it be that I had it at idle? Also how does this business of an engaging belt work if its chain driven?
 

spitfire

Member
Location
wales
It's not wet and it's set the same as it was in the rest of the wheat we've cut. Cut 30 acres already and not had an issue. Could it be that I had it at idle? Also how does this business of an engaging belt work if its chain driven?
Not too familiar with this but probably some sort of idling belt with tension pulling drive in surely somebody has a answer on here
 

oil barron

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
It's not wet and it's set the same as it was in the rest of the wheat we've cut. Cut 30 acres already and not had an issue. Could it be that I had it at idle? Also how does this business of an engaging belt work if its chain driven?
Final drive is chain, but upstream of that is belt. All of you engaging on a TX, Mill, header and Unload is just pushing a pulley down to tighten a belt. Trace back to the cab levers and you’ll figure it out
 

Jsmith2211

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
Final drive is chain, but upstream of that is belt. All of you engaging on a TX, Mill, header and Unload is just pushing a pulley down to tighten a belt. Trace back to the cab levers and you’ll figure it out
OK. So the belt drives the chain. I suppose the belt has just worn. Was combining oats before and as wheat is heavier it might have been just a bit too much? Would have expected it to squeel a bit as it was engaged before it went.
 

balerman

Member
Location
N Devon
19mm spanner to tighten the idler pulley.Just in front the wheel behind the ladder to the cab,get someone to move the lever then you can’t miss it.Only trouble is then it may not stop again if the belt is old and ragged on the inside.
 

Jsmith2211

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
19mm spanner to tighten the idler pulley.Just in front the wheel behind the ladder to the cab,get someone to move the lever then you can’t miss it.Only trouble is then it may not stop again if the belt is old and ragged on the inside.
So then the auger would just be on continously? If it does that then it's new belt time I assume, but replacing that belt looks like a right pain
 

JWL

Member
Location
Hereford
I had a similar episode last year on the last bit of combining for the year, just before 5pm I had topped off a trailer and moved across the field to the next empty trailer and lifted the lever to finish emptying the tank and no movement on the auger. Quick check outside and the belt was slipping, put a bit more tension on the adjuster and promptly snapped the belt. Luckily local dealer hadn't gone home and one was in stock. As the tank was only a third full all I could do was get in the tank and move as much corn away from the bottom of the unloading auger and take as much weight of corn out of the auger tube as I could.
I put it down to the amount of corn in the raised unloading auger that got shook down as I moved across the field which was too much load for the set up to cope with
 

Jsmith2211

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
I had a similar episode last year on the last bit of combining for the year, just before 5pm I had topped off a trailer and moved across the field to the next empty trailer and lifted the lever to finish emptying the tank and no movement on the auger. Quick check outside and the belt was slipping, put a bit more tension on the adjuster and promptly snapped the belt. Luckily local dealer hadn't gone home and one was in stock. As the tank was only a third full all I could do was get in the tank and move as much corn away from the bottom of the unloading auger and take as much weight of corn out of the auger tube as I could.
I put it down to the amount of corn in the raised unloading auger that got shook down as I moved across the field which was too much load for the set up to cope with
That could be it, I filled a trailer up but had a bit left in the tank, did a bit more while the trailer was emptied and when he got back it did that. Perhaps just too much on the auger? But it worked fine doing the exact same thing in wheat before, so i don't know. The tank is more or less full so I don't know that I can really move any away from the auger. Could your belt have just been worn out?
 

JWL

Member
Location
Hereford
That could be it, I filled a trailer up but had a bit left in the tank, did a bit more while the trailer was emptied and when he got back it did that. Perhaps just too much on the auger? But it worked fine doing the exact same thing in wheat before, so i don't know. The tank is more or less full so I don't know that I can really move any away from the auger. Could your belt have just been worn out?
The belt wasn't at its best, not caused me any problems this year and no matter how hard you try to empty the auger there'll be times when you just can't.
I have before now on an old 8080 I used to drive that was clapped out and I had to nurse through its last season was to leave the unloading auger closed in with the combine facing slightly uphill and put a grain bucket in position and gently tease the lever and pray. Otherwise it was in the tank with your trusty bucket and shovel and dig it out of the tank.
Too old for such things now so would be looking at spending an hour with the vacuum cleaner ;)
 

Romeogolf

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
Is there a shear bolt on the offside chain driven sprocket?
I Had the same thing happen on an old 1188 once, small shear bolt had given up. It was a different combine I know but worth looking if it just suddenly stopped.
 

Jsmith2211

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
Is there a shear bolt on the offside chain driven sprocket?
I Had the same thing happen on an old 1188 once, small shear bolt had given up. It was a different combine I know but worth looking if it just suddenly stopped.
It started to unload a small bit them started slipping.
 

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