Pro tip: Gluing Structural replacement belts

Pro tip: Gluing Structural replacement belts

With the planting season fast approaching, we would like to share a handy pro tip for those of you using our Miedema or Dewulf belt planters. You may find that the special Structural replacement belts have lost their tension, but you can easily fix this yourself! All you need is primer and a new type of glue.

Follow these steps to re-glue a non-endless belt to restore proper tension:

  1. Use the provided scissors to cut the belt 30 cm shorter than the overall circumference of the bed, with the aim of stretching the belt as you fit it. Please note that less pre-stretching – just 20 cm – is required for the belts that run over the rear board rollers. Cut a small piece off each end of the belt to create two clean mating surfaces.
  2. Apply primer to both ends of the belt and let it dry. It is important to glue within ten minutes of applying the primer, so be sure to keep this in mind. Wet one end of the belt with a thin layer of glue and remove any excess glue by shaking it off.
  3. Press the ends together firmly, and hold the belt stretched around the bed for twenty seconds. This will ensure that the ends bond well, after which the belt is ready for use.
  4. To check whether the repair was successful, pull the belt firmly. If all went well, the belt will be firmly in place, and you can get to work with confidence.

It is important to note that you must use fresh glue for this repair. We recommend using glue that is no more than a year to a year and a half old, as the quality of older glue may be less than optimal. We also suggest storing the glue in a refrigerator to maximise its storage life.

This handy pro tip is intended specifically for readers of our Dewulf newsletter and visitors to our website. We understand that machine maintenance and repair is an important aspect of your business, and our aim is to make sure you have all the information you need to get the most out of your machines.

So, if you ever encounter loose belts on your bed planter, follow these simple steps to fix them quickly and efficiently. Using primer and the new type of glue, you can ensure that your machine continues to work smoothly during the upcoming planting season.

We hope you found the information in this pro tip valuable. Keep following us for more pro tips and information about our products.