Trouble Shooting Harvester Cutting Problems
The grid below offers quick answers to common problems harvester operators have with bars and chain. This is not a complete list. For more information, see other the other pages in this section of our web site or contact us. We'd be happy to help.
|Dull chain cutters on both sides||Short bar rail life|
|Dull chain cutters on one side||Bar climbs during cut|
|Opposite bar rail worn heavily|
|Chain tension is too high||Sprocket nose breaks at start-up|
|Chain jammed in cut||Bar nose jammed or broken,
bearing lost, signs of bending or
cracking of side laminates
shifts, allowed to pinch
chain and bar in cut
two trees - one partially.
Bar nose caught in second tree
|Chain tension is too loose||Chipped
bar rails, especially in
area near nose sprocket
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