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Bluebird 530 Aerator Chain Length??

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Deuced, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Deuced

    Deuced LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Hello All, I have purchased a used aerator and have noticed that the chain on it is really loose! The chain adjuster is maxxed out and still loose. All of the sprockets are good and bearings/mounts are good. Does anybody know the stock chain length or number of links for a Bluebird 530? Thanks alot.
  2. Deuced

    Deuced LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I discovered that I do have the right length of chain in the machine. Great! Now why can't i tighten this thing??
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    How exactly did you determine this machine has the right length chain ?
  4. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,235


    Here's a link to a 530A although the specs don't indicate the number of drive links.

    If if the adjustor is maxed out, you either have a chain that is too long or both the chain and sprockets have excessive wear. If the chain is not adjusted properly on a regular basis, it doesn't take too long to develop wear in both the chain and sprockets.

    As Rob is suggesting, check with a dealer or give Bluebird a call to determine the correct chain length.
  5. Deuced

    Deuced LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

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  6. Deuced

    Deuced LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Rob, I found somewhere on the internet that the #40 permalube chain has a spec of 104. I assumed that means the number of links which is what I have on my chain. Is that right? Thanks.
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  7. f50lvr2

    f50lvr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    Why not just get a chain breaker and custom fit a new chain?

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