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V-Box Pintle Chain adjustment

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by porabjr, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. porabjr

    porabjr Member
    Messages: 73

    I am running a Curtis 1.7 yard gas hydro steel spreader. I have 2 questions. The chain should have been replaced at start of season, but I thought I could get just 1 more year. It is adjusted to the max, but still too loose. Anything I can do to get me through the season. Also, the spinner disk itself is loose. How can I hold the shaft so I can break the frozen nut free to retighten it?
  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    1.Remove some links from your chain...
    2. Vice grips...
  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Adjust the chain so everything is really loose then take the proper amount of links out and readjust the chain. Most chains should have about an inch of slop towards the middle.
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Pintle chain touchdown point is normally 32-36 inches from center of rear drive cogs.
  5. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,676

    We removed 2 links from one of our tornados this yr! I replaced the master link pin with a stainless bolt/nut.. you should have a master on the conveyer somewhere..