Coupler

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  1. Kyle8

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    I changed my coupler the other day and i was checking it today just to make sure everything was ok and noticed a crack. Im ordering a new coupler today.Everything is still working and tight . Anyone with any info or help would be much appreciated.
     
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    Just make sure it's rated to handle what it needs too, shouldn't Crack that easily.

    Sometimes makes sense to change belts at the same time because some machine you have to remove coupler to do that. No sure what machine you have though
     
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    Could have set up in a warehouse for awhile and dry rotted. Or it's offline when you installed it.
     
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    that is a big crack..
     
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    if you don't want to order one Kyle, i am up in Brigham City, Utah. their is a place in Corrine just 5-10 minutes to the west they have every coupler or belt pulley, or anything you can think of. K & K Bearing of Corrine. i saw couplers in there when i was picking up a 5.5" drive pulley for my truckmount. you will just need to know the shaft size.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Thanks rob.
     
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    dude they have a warehouse, they have everything related to pulleys, couplers, bearings, etc. maybe you could find a more heavy duty coupler than the one you have.
     
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    Nice upgrade for sure.


     
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    Regarding the "orange" Hytrel coupling sleeves, they will take much more torque than the "black" EPDM sleeves but the temperature limits on Hytrel is lower than the EPDM type.

    I believe a lot of coupler failures on truckmounts are heat related.
    Temperature limits on the black sleeves is 275 degrees and I have tested many tm's with a laser thermometer and have seen temperatures of 350-375 on the flange closest to the engine. Even higher if the exhaust is routed close to the coupler.

    You also need different flanges for the Hytrel sleeve.
     
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    Is there room enough to slide the flange closest to the blower back to change your coupler sleeve or do you have to loosen up the blower or engine to change it?
     
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    Just make sure you measure the the gaps between hubs correctly according to the coupler specs. You could be putting too much stress on it under load if the measurements are off
     
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    Just take the engine bolts off took about 15min
     
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    I think it was to tight honestly thays why it cracked
     
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    I always heard Chemtex's went through couplers fast but my original one lasted 5 years and the one I replaced it with was used daily for 3 years and is still on it.
     
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    Still making money. Cant really compain
     
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    How many hours did the original last?
     
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