We have a Vandercook 215 in our shop that has been going through maintenance and now we have arrived on the gripper pedal chain slack. We have started to notice the dead pedal with about three links worth of slack in the chain and the pedal is about 1-2 inches off the ground before pressing it to raise the grippers.
I was wondering what the best way is to adjust the chain to take out the slack and get the pedal to the correct height and get that pedal feel back to normal? In Paul’s book, it goes over looking at the yoke inside the foot casting without lifting the bed for further investigation. I was wondering if there is some adjustment at the yoke for chain tension and also with my bike brain is it possible to just remove a few links with a chain breaker?
Anyways I am open to any ideas about this fix as we have a lot of heavy use coming in a few months!