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Author Topic: New rim sprocket, old chain?  (Read 627 times)

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Offline kellysguy

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New rim sprocket, old chain?
« on: June 26, 2015, 10:41:51 AM »
Bad idea?

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Re: New rim sprocket, old chain?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2015, 11:36:59 AM »
Depends on how badly the chain is worn but generally yes.
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Re: New rim sprocket, old chain?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2015, 01:40:28 PM »
Commonly availiable sprocket rims are much cheaper than chain, so I do it without hesitating. It does speed up the wear on the rim though.

With a spur, I likely would think a bit differently - but I usually stay away from those...
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Re: New rim sprocket, old chain?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2015, 08:49:02 PM »
 I wouldn't think twice, i won't hurt the rim sprocket 8)
Third generation logger, owner operator, 30 yrs felling experience with pole skidder. I got my neck broke back in 89, left me a quad. The wife kept the job going up to 96.

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