Monday, October 21, 2019

Tuesday Torque: 1913 Titan On The Sawmill

We had a real treat at the American Thresherman Fall Festival.  The 45 HP Titan was pulling the sawmill and the crowd wasn't really a crowd.  We were able to shoot video without interruptions.  The only hitch was my battery was nearing the end and the crew in the mill was slow in loading a new log onto the carriage.  It worked out OK and we have some good stack talk.


John in Philly said...

Nice film work, If I was sharing the cab with that exhaust pipe I would like to have a guard.

I've seen the flat leather belt crossed on some uses, and not crossed like this one.
I asked about crossing the belt, and the operator told me the cross make the belt self center on the pulleys.
I wonder if the crossing is to change the rotation direction when needed.

Thank you.

David aka True Blue Sam said...

Crossing the belt reverses direction of course, so with a gas tractor there is not a choice. Crossing also makes the belt wrap a bit more around the pulleys and it also stabilizes the belt. Watch the belt on this Keck engine starting at 2 minutes. I don't know why they don't cross the belt and reverse the engine at Boonville, but this is the way they run.