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Frequently Asked Questions
Question
How do I time my knife?
 
Answer

Incorrect knife timing causes excessive vibration of the platform. Knife is timed correctly when both knife heads are at their outermost at the same time. This can be seen by lining the grease nipple on the knife drive directly below the indentation on the flywheel.

To Set Knife Timing:

  1. Rotate knife drive on one end until knife is in the fully out position.
  2. If knife drive on the opposite end is not in the same position, loosen the tensioner idle pulley anchor bolt and tensioner lock nuts on knife drive belt tensioning idler pulley.
  3. Raise pulley to highest position, slip drive belt over teeth until knife drive is in desired position.
  4. Re-tension drive belt, tighten idle pulley anchor bolt to 271nm (200 ft-lb) and tensioner lock nuts adjuster nuts to 43nm (32 ft-lb).
  5. Finer adjustment can be achieved by loosening 5 bolts on the adjustable flange located next to the oil tank and changing flange position. Re-tighten flange bolts to 142nm (105 ft-lb).
 
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