My 52 super M belted too a Meadows 20" grist mill.

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My 52 super M belted too a Meadows 20" grist mill.

Postby Mayor » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:45 pm

Hey guy....
Thought some of you may like too see the ole Super M belted up and running a grist mill.......we ground 300# of corn this past weekend into cornmeal from yellow dent corn. Had a great time. There were a few cub cadets there this year and this was the first show that I only took big tractors too. Poor cubbies had too stay home this time.
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Re: My 52 super M belted too a Meadows 20" grist mill.

Postby Trebor » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:24 pm

Tony,

Did that Super M know he was working? That grinder is really neat but did not seem too demanding of the M.
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Re: My 52 super M belted too a Meadows 20" grist mill.

Postby mmzullo » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:51 pm

Mayor,
That looks nice!! How can you tell what speed to run that? Is it hit and miss with the rpms?
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Re: My 52 super M belted too a Meadows 20" grist mill.

Postby Mayor » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:18 pm

hehehe.....No....the ole M is way overkill for running a gristmill but she was there and volunteered too do it.....said she wanted too watch anyway.
We played with the feed of the corn a little and I never heard the M even come tight or offer too bump the governor.

As for the speed....well....ya just gotta be around this old stuff and get an ear for the rpm of the machines your running. Alot of it has too do with watching the belt as they will tell you a few things also......pulling too hard with slack, too tight, not tight enough, sidewalking, slipping, etc. but mostly ya just hafta adjust the tractor speed for the machine your running. Gristmills dont take much over 8 horses I would think as they dont pull real hard as long as your not feeding them too much. Buzzaws run about mid throttle so the rpm of the blade is right....gotta stand them ole saws up a bit too true them out and make them cut really good.
Too fast and she'll get the heeby jeeby's on ya and might decide too come apart......too slow and she'll walk and grab.....but when ya get that sweet spot.....man is it nice too cut with them and they sure sound good.
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Re: My 52 super M belted too a Meadows 20" grist mill.

Postby Dave C » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:38 pm

Yea da Mayor is spot on on the buzz saws..... its even more important on a sawmill... blades of that size are "hammered" for a particular speed where the blade actually goes from a cup to being straight... lotsa experience needed to "hammer" a blade properly. Infact also the "hammer guy" also needs to know the temperature of the arbor.... as alot of old mills and buzzsaws have babbit bearings and run a bit warmer... and it affects the blade!
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