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Skywanderer

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I was wondering why my Ajak has three gears and three chains. What is the purpose of each?  I suppose I could figure it out, but having a clue about what is going on would be helpful.

I have read mainly about the Ajak's that have only the one gear and chain.

I need to get new chains for the gears.  The chains have stretched from 30 years of use.

Are there precautions I should take before I remove the chains so I do not screw up the motor?

RimaNTSS

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I think you should be happy about your Ajak having 3 gears and chains. As far as I know this is most powerful model of H-H motor (Ajak of Ajaks! [smile] ). Could you show some pictures of this beauty? 
Skywanderer

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Anyone know where I could find information about adjusting/replacing the chains on these gears?  And how this set up works?
RimaNTSS

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Perhaps you could get information on this forum, if not precise, but at least some thoughts and ideas. I doubt that around are many happy users of such a beast. And even less people who had been changing chains in their Ajaks (why should they if Ajaks made to run forever). But without seeing any pictures it is not so easy to express opinions. I have disassembled and assembled again couple of lighter versions of Ajak and did not had problems doing that.
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Originally Posted by Skywanderer
Anyone know where I could find information about adjusting/replacing the chains on these gears?  And how this set up works?



if you need to replace them I wood try a motorcycle or bike shop, if their just rusty I wood soak them in rust remover then oil  and then you should be ok unless their real real bad.

now I have worked with the baby Ajak, and the single chain Ajak, but not the 3 chain one that you're asking about. but I will tell you when I sold them the 3-chain was the big boy for 16-foot dishes. as far as a chain adjustment look at it real close cause the 2 other chains are a idler for added gear reduction from what I remember from their adds. also by the way the chain wraps around the gears on both of the Ajak motors I have worked with the chains are not tight and wood be very hard from them to jump a tooth.
1sobriquet

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Good source for roller chain & specialty chain tools:

https://www.mcmaster.com/#roller-chain/=18h9yjf

Does yours look something like this?side-chains-ajak-aimer5.jpg top-chains-limit-switches2.jpg 

Not that I have one, just had some pics on file of the Ajak triple chain model.


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Skywanderer

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Thanks for everyone's help.  Through trial and error, I R&R the chains and made adjustments to where the chains barely had slack.  My dish mover, a Uniden, gave me an "actuator error" on the first dry run to see if the programmed satellite locations still worked.  I had to push the reset button on the back of the receiver for the actuator before I could make more adjustments to the chain.  Good to go now. 

I found the chain I needed at a farm/ranch implement store.  These guys repair farm tractors, etc. and had rolls of different sized chains.  The  bike shops out here in western Colorado are worthless for heavy duty type chains. 

I will be checking out the McMaster webb site anyway about their chains, etc.

The pictures 1sobriquet posted are similar in concept to my Ajak except for the double chain.  I have three single chains.

Thanks again.
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