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How to Adjust Chain on a air-flo sander???

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Maleko, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 781

    Just installed my new air-flo, 6.5' with a 10.5hp Briggs

    The chain is either to long or to short.? is there a trick to adjusting this?
    The chain was like 3 links to big, so i made it shorter, Now its either to loose or to tight

    The instructions say leave 5/16" play in the chain, but i think i have about 1/2"

    Whaddah ya think???

    Thanks in advance
  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    look at the front of the spreader at the bottom channel where the conveyor chain goes around the sprockets, on either side there should be sliding bearings, ussually an adjustment there, a bolt or some threaded rod to affect the adjustment.
  3. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    The 1st question is.. What chain are you talking about ? It should have 2 #40 bicycle type chains and the conveyor...

    After I know what chain, I can answer your question..
  4. 518Landscapes

    518Landscapes Member
    Messages: 43

    To adjust engine chain - loosen engine and slide in the appropriate direction.

    Spinner chain - the bearings on spinner have two bolts each loosen slide to tighten.

    For the floor chain - on the front of salter there is a roller with bearings just behind will be a bolt with a stop nut loosen nut on both sides, adjust evenly not to tight. few inches play underneath is OK. Happy adjusting:drinkup: