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    Does anyone know the width of the T-Band when it is new?

    I have 6 new T-Bands that all measure 56.75 inches across. When i went to measure the belts that are currently running i am finding that some are considerably smaller 55.25 - 56.5 inches (due to the band shifting and tearing on the tension bolt) but i do have 6 lanes where the belts are 57.5 inches wide.

    The pit is 60 inches wide so i would think you would want the band wider so pins don't dive head first under the shovels.

    Any thoughts?
    Thanks

  • #2
    I just measured a couple of new t-bands... 57.25
    let me be myself

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    • #3
      I would think that you need some room on each edge. This will allow for any tracking problems as the t-band stretches in length. As you stated, the t-bands do get frayed on the edges. An extra wide band would require perfect tracking all day, every day. If it varied, the edge of the t-band would rub on the tension studs.
      let me be myself

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      • #4
        We have a few different belts from different manufacturers.

        I measured two that are fairly new.

        We have a Brunswick supplied one which measures 57.75 which leaves very little room for the T-Band to track any distance. Only a small part of the rear roller is visible both sides.

        We also have white T-Band that was put in on Monday and this measures 56.5 and leaves about half an inch of roller visible on both sides.

        I'm sure we've had T-Bands in the past almost seeming to stretch sideways and I've actually had to trim some off the edge.

        Cheers

        Stuart

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        • #5
          Originally posted by geks View Post
          We have a few different belts from different manufacturers.

          I measured two that are fairly new.

          We have a Brunswick supplied one which measures 57.75 which leaves very little room for the T-Band to track any distance. Only a small part of the rear roller is visible both sides.

          We also have white T-Band that was put in on Monday and this measures 56.5 and leaves about half an inch of roller visible on both sides.

          I'm sure we've had T-Bands in the past almost seeming to stretch sideways and I've actually had to trim some off the edge.

          Cheers

          Stuart
          I wouldn't think that the belt would stretch that must on the width. We have only purchased Brunswick belts. Just wondering if they changed the dimensions?
          When did you purchase the belts that at 57.75? I just received my 6 new belts last week and they are all 56.75

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          • #6
            Tbands will stretch -- using OEM style, the difference of 1 inch is certainly possible over time. I dealt with this. A new tband that is narrower will still work just fine.
            Actually, right now I have a new one 'stretching out' hanging on a rod that is 56 3/4 wide. There is an old dead one I removed earlier this year sitting in my shop that is 57 3/4.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by loadtoad View Post
              Tbands will stretch -- using OEM style, the difference of 1 inch is certainly possible over time. I dealt with this. A new tband that is narrower will still work just fine.
              Actually, right now I have a new one 'stretching out' hanging on a rod that is 56 3/4 wide. There is an old dead one I removed earlier this year sitting in my shop that is 57 3/4.
              Ok, thanks for that info. Guess i'm getting my moneys worth out of the bands that have stretched wider

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              • #8
                I have often wondered why they didn't make the rear roller slightly tapered toward the middle so it would just track itself.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 1noob View Post
                  I have often wondered why they didn't make the rear roller slightly tapered toward the middle so it would just track itself.
                  It sounds like a good idea but a tapered roller would stretch the belt at the edges. Amf has self centering rollers for the carpets but I’d take the adjustability on the GS over that any day.
                  Keep an eye on it see if it does it again

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