Proper chain tension on your Trout River Live Bottom

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Proper Chain Tension Having the chain tensioned properly is crucial to conveyor life. Having the conveyor too loose will lead to premature wear, and potential breakage, especially when reversing conveyor. The following is a guide on how to check the chain tension • • • •

Use a prybar through the inspection door, and pry on the bottom half of the chain If the chain links pivot visibly, chain needs more tension (Figure 1) If chain all moves up and down as one unit visibly, then it is at the proper tension (Figure 2) In the event that your chain needs to be adjusted see the Adjusting the Chain Tension procedure

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