2008 Butler System RPM and speed control issues

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  1. Andrew from Simply Clean
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    Hello everyone I'm new to this forum and was hoping for some help. I purchased a 2008 Butler System with a brand new engine and transmission a couple of months ago. Now the RPM's are too high and the drive shaft is vibrating more than normal. Called Butler and they said that the Tachometer might be reading wrong and that's all they could think of because you can't adjust the RPMs on these "newer" versions of the butler it's all electronically controlled. I have an appointment on Tuesday to get all the belts replaced by my mechanic. But I'm concerned about the high RPM and drive shaft vibration...any ideas?

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    Must have been recently because it certainly wasn't like this when I purchased it. I had it winterized and finally started using it about a week ago. Everything else works fine on it and I make sure the A.c. is turned off while it's running. Someone on truckmount forums suggested bearings or worn belts so I'm gonna get the belts replaced but I have my doubts that it'll fix the issue :dejection:
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    Does it do it all the time or just now and then?

    We had one of our Butlers last month that the rpm's were way higher than normal. Took it to the mechanic and he couldn't find anything wrong. Took it to the distributors and he also couldn't find anything. Now it's fine, its been ok for 3 weeks. :headscratch:
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    Sometimes the tachometer reads that its still in the ok range (right on the edge of red) and sometimes it reads 400 or so over...it is odd. And my last Butler was a 2002 and I don' recall the drive shaft having as much shaking as this one...its not horrible but it's more than normal.
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    Well they aren't built to last like they used to..my 2000 still works great and has 200k on it and over 10k hours on the butler..just was thinking this would be an upgrade but so far it's been a big headache :eekk:
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    Yep our drive shaft was making a horrible noise. Perfect now. Wish I knew what caused it but it's no longer doing it.
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    So you're saying there's a chance the problem will solve itself? :headbang: lol just kidding. It's gotta be something..and every time I call Butler they can't wait to hang up on me :errf:
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    They are always very helpful and ship parts fast. Yes it cured itself...for now anyway.
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    Well I'm pretty much clueless on what to do about it at this point my mechanic might be able to help diagnose it he's actually pretty good with the Butler system he's done work on my old one plenty of times i.e. replacing the silencer and rebuilt a blower. Maybe he can figure it out :shifty:
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    I definitely will! Could help you and others with the same issue :very_drunk:
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    If you have a vibration on the driveshaft it could be a bad clutch or bearing. If you aren’t very mechanicaly inclines I would recommend taking it to a local truckmount shop to work on it. Jondon and interlink should both be reasonably familar with Butler stuff. Just make sure it’s someone who understands and has installed direct drive systems in the past. You can get a hundred different potential diagnosis ideas from forums. While that can be helpful,it can also just really confuse and disorient you if you aren’t careful. I would guess that both issues are related to the newly installed Engine. Probably a very simple fix. Maybe something did not get aligned perfectly. But remember Butler didn’t do that install.
    Of course if you just wanna give up on that piece of junk give me a call and I’ll give you some quick cash.:lol::lol:
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    Check the fan clutch first. That will also cause a vibration going down the road if they get bad or worn a bit. It is an after-market clutch which is also non-thermal that you will want to get from Butler
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    The easiest thing to do is replace the two belts in engine area that drive the pto.

    We have had more than one unit do what you describe and the belts looked fine... Changed the belts and our problem was solved.
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    Can't see how bad belts would cause an increase in rpms.
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    You are correct. I couldn't see it either but we checked everything else and new belts fixed the vibration and rpms going up and down.
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    That's the next step is to replace the belts because I have no idea when the last owner replaced them :confusedd: I really hope it's not something expensive because I am out of money after buying this and I'm a one guy operation.:frown:

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