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WORKSHOP: Get up to speed with V belt drives (part two)

ALOT of farm machinery would come to a grinding halt without V belts, and yet most of the time we don’t give them a second thought until they fail.

Josh Giumelli
  Loosen the belt?: V belt failure is most often a sign that there is something else wrong with a drive system, whether it be shaft misalignment, worn pulleys, incorrect installation or even contamination.

Loosen the belt?: V belt failure is most often a sign that there is something else wrong with a drive system, whether it be shaft misalignment, worn pulleys, incorrect installation or even contamination.

A failed V belt is often an indication that something else is at fault, and not the belt itself. Indeed, V belts are analogous to a fuse in an electrical system and will fail, protecting other more expensive...

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A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors

Kondinin Group has rounded up some real broadacre muscle in this Research Report - looking at 447kW (600hp)-plus tractors.

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Research Report: Sheds

Sheds play a vital role in farming, offering shelter and protection for people, machinery, livestock and valuable inputs like chemicals and fertiliser.

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Research Report: Harvest Weed Seed Mills

The Report includes a round up of commercially-available batching plants as well as farmer-made approaches.

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Research Report: Agritechnica 2023

Kondinin Group’s Mark Saunders, Ben White and Josh Giumelli went to Agritechnica, Germany. This report covers the key award winners from the event and some of the latest autonomous platforms displayed.