On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 17:03:17 -0800 (PST), poison firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I don't see how a bent shear will shred a belt. Are you sure;
1. the bent bolt is a shear bolt?
2. by being bent it is causing more work for the belt.
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The bent bolt is a shear bolt. It has two notches in it with a lock
nut holding it in place.
This is an Ariens snowblower. I believe it's a 926103 off the top of
my head (they have multiple model names and numbers, it's a DLX
model.) This one has the hand warmers, the remote lever for the wheel
lock, etc. How will a shear bolt shred a belt? The auger has stopped
and can't move because of the newspaper but the but the belt is still
turning because I have not realized it yet and I am still holding the
auger lever down. The belt heats up and starts to smoke (you can see
the smoke coming out from the frame.) At that point it's pretty much
toast. It only takes a few seconds for it be shot.
I guess it is just semantics- but I thought in your first post you
were saying the bolt got bent but you continued to use the machine and
it burnt belts up faster. Your second post made it clear.
I tend to agree with the other posters, either the paper is taking up too
much of the impact or they are not shear pins but bolts which are not
desinged to break when too much stress is applied.
When you ran over the brick, did the same thing occur? If so I doubt a
brick will absorb much of an impact so then the sheer pins are really bolts.
Ran over a dog chain with the blower a few years ago and the shear pin on
one side broke. Hit a newspaper last year and the machine locked up and the
engine killed. Shear pin(s) stayed intact. No damage to the engine either
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