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lgehring

01-09-2018 17:05:40




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Good evening gents I need to buy some #60 roller chain. Which are the good brands? My local farm store carries BECO brand ,any good? I have not bought roller chain before and do not want to purchase a brand that won't last. Thanks




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lgehring

01-12-2018 11:50:38




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 Re: roller chain in reply to lgehring, 01-09-2018 17:05:40  
Thanks very much for all the info!



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Don-Wi

01-11-2018 03:24:08




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 Re: roller chain in reply to lgehring, 01-09-2018 17:05:40  
One thing to keep in mind,a new cheap chain is still better than a worn out expensive chain. A worn chain will wear out the sprockets very quickly, and will make an inexpensive maintenance item become a very costly break down.

A place I used to work at bought spools of chain from rollerchain.com, and I thought it was a good quality chain for a really good price.

Donovan from Wisconsin

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pinball

01-10-2018 11:14:22




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 Re: roller chain in reply to lgehring, 01-09-2018 17:05:40  
do a search for roller chains on the net. be surprised what you will find.



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AG in IN

01-10-2018 09:15:12




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 Re: roller chain in reply to lgehring, 01-09-2018 17:05:40  
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Like others have said, look to Diamond or Drives for roller chain. Diamond seems to be a bit better. Link-Belt had good chain, too, but I haven't used their roller chain in some time.

AG



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RodInNS

01-10-2018 08:52:50




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 Re: roller chain in reply to lgehring, 01-09-2018 17:05:40  
Drives or Diamond. The rest is junk.

Rod



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Leroy

01-10-2018 07:32:21




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 Re: roller chain in reply to lgehring, 01-09-2018 17:05:40  
I think one brand will last as long as any other. Big thing is how they are taken care of. Out in weather none will last. Same for worn or miss aligned sprockets. These things are more important than brand in a chain to last.



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showcrop

01-10-2018 05:34:13




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 Re: roller chain in reply to lgehring, 01-09-2018 17:05:40  
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Another way to assess chain wear, while perhaps not as accurate, is to go to the larger sprocket, grasp the chain where it is at its midpoint of contact and see how far you can pull it away. If you can pull it far enough to be able to see the tip of a tooth, it is time to replace it in order to save the sprockets.



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ss55

01-10-2018 05:05:25




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 Re: roller chain in reply to lgehring, 01-09-2018 17:05:40  
Tsubaki (Japanese) is a premium brand that holds up well in industrial use (24/7 applications) and for motorcycle drive chains. Diamond is another brand that is better than most.

Check the condition of your sprockets before spending money on expensive roller chain. Badly worn sprockets will wreck any new chain in a short time. To make sprockets last longer, replace roller chains when they stretch by 1 percent. Measure across across 12 inches of chain, when it stretches to 12 1/8 (12.12) inches it's time to replace the chain. #60 chain is 3/4 inch pitch, 16 links X 3/4 inch = 12 inches. I know, the roller chains on most farm equipment are not replaced until they stretch by 2, 3, 4 percent or more, and sprockets are replaced when the teeth shear off, LOL.

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Cory Schmidt

01-09-2018 19:15:10




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 Re: roller chain in reply to lgehring, 01-09-2018 17:05:40  
I get Tru-pitch only thing that's available at Fleet(farm store)...don't know how it stacks up, but works for us.



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tomstractorsandtoys

01-09-2018 19:08:31




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 Re: roller chain in reply to lgehring, 01-09-2018 17:05:40  
Diamond is the best and most expensive. Drives is very good and what we use the most. Do not buy any china chain as it is all junk. Tom



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showcrop

01-09-2018 18:59:43




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 Re: roller chain in reply to lgehring, 01-09-2018 17:05:40  
If it is going to be exposed to the weather or materials that will pull the lubricant out, it could be worth the money to get sealed chain.



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Tech 7

01-10-2018 09:36:51




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 Re: roller chain in reply to showcrop, 01-09-2018 18:59:43  
Deeres German built combine used some of that sealed chain. I never installed any due to cost. Agree that it would put up with the weather though.



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Leroy

01-10-2018 07:28:05




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 Re: roller chain in reply to showcrop, 01-09-2018 18:59:43  
Never heard of a sealed chain, How is it made?



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BushogPapa

01-10-2018 09:37:44




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 Re: roller chain in reply to Leroy, 01-10-2018 07:28:05  
Only one I have heard of was "Densi-Lube" chain ( for Motorcycles)..

The lube is trapped inside by special "O-Rings".. talk was it worked well..



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Russ from MN

01-10-2018 17:59:41




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 Re: roller chain in reply to BushogPapa, 01-10-2018 09:37:44  
Good motorcycle chain has o-rings, and it lasts forever, I think I can go 5,000 miles between adjustments



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Traditional Farmer

01-09-2018 17:32:27




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 Re: roller chain in reply to lgehring, 01-09-2018 17:05:40  
Go to an industrial supply house they'll show you the difference in quality of chain.Farm equipment usually has the poorest quality things like bearings and chain.



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WayneLee

01-09-2018 17:16:56




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 Re: roller chain in reply to lgehring, 01-09-2018 17:05:40  
Diamond is a good Brand. Go to an implement dealer and tell the parts dude you want USA made chain.



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MikeinKy

01-09-2018 17:43:20




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 Re: roller chain in reply to WayneLee, 01-09-2018 17:16:56  
Call Shoup, choice of American or Chinese



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