The Growers Guide to Replacing Belting, Bylined Article in North America Farm Equipment Magazine
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"Advancements in agricultural equipment, new market entrants, and an abundance of makes, models, and features have made identifying the correct replacement parts much trickier, to say the least. For example, when replacing belting, the physical differences from one belt to the next may be indecipherable to the untrained eye. However, modern machinery holds strict product specifications, and ordering the incorrect part can have big consequences for the season and the bottom-line.
To avoid making the wrong choice, the best place to start is with the make and model of the equipment. For example, for swather canvas – canvas being an old industry term for belting – is it for a pull-type swather, self-propelled swather, or harvest header? When speaking with a representative or working through an online catalog on a website, once the make and model are identified, there are other investigative questions to help identify the part number needed.
Using experience from six-plus decades in the belting industry, this article will prepare growers to have that conversation with suppliers to source quality replacement belting with confidence."
This article focuses on betling for draper platforms, balers and tube conveyors.