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PostSubject: reg belt vs. Kevlar belts   reg belt vs. Kevlar belts Icon_minitimeSat Jan 25, 2014 12:59 pm

hey yall, just looking for your thoughts on kevlar belts. is there any advantage to running kevlar over standard lawn and garden belts? im just poping the NAPA lawn and garden ones like theyre rubber bands

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PostSubject: Re: reg belt vs. Kevlar belts   reg belt vs. Kevlar belts Icon_minitimeSat Jan 25, 2014 1:35 pm

I've ran slot of belts over the last ten years and my favorite is gates "green" power rated belts
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PostSubject: Re: reg belt vs. Kevlar belts   reg belt vs. Kevlar belts Icon_minitimeSat Jan 25, 2014 2:20 pm

i like kevlar belts cause they grip well in water and are strong
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PostSubject: Re: reg belt vs. Kevlar belts   reg belt vs. Kevlar belts Icon_minitimeSat Jan 25, 2014 5:58 pm

Fancy name, anyone know the exact difference, im guessing the "kevlar" belts have strands of kevlar instead of some other fiber / aramid mix bound in htem, -For strenght. It should'nt do that much for the grip tho.

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PostSubject: Re: reg belt vs. Kevlar belts   reg belt vs. Kevlar belts Icon_minitimeSat Jan 25, 2014 6:32 pm

We run standard 5/8 belts, on 6 in pulleys. They usually last a couple of years.

Small pulleys, slip, high tension, misaligned pulleys, bent/rough pulleys will shorten belt life, sometimes to very short belt life.
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PostSubject: Re: reg belt vs. Kevlar belts   reg belt vs. Kevlar belts Icon_minitimeSat Jan 25, 2014 7:30 pm

mine last about 3-6 months depending how much i run it. that seems hella short. they just snap... one of the pullys is kinda small but i cant do anything about that, cause its a double pully. its got a big one and a little one casted together. same on the engine side. any tips on how to align them? its a horizontal shaft

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-1974 bolens 1055 (Rolling Thunder)
-1989 Craftsman GT6000 (Blockhead)
-2004 Ford F-250 super duty FX4
-1999 Ford F-350 Superduty 4x4 7.3 Powerstroke


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PostSubject: Re: reg belt vs. Kevlar belts   reg belt vs. Kevlar belts Icon_minitimeSat Jan 25, 2014 8:47 pm

Eye ball it, make sure everything is inline, and parallel. Are you using 5/8 belts?

I'm not a fan of double pulleys, seems like it's a lot of extra twisting for the belt.

Would need some good pics of the belt routing/pulleys
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PostSubject: Re: reg belt vs. Kevlar belts   reg belt vs. Kevlar belts Icon_minitimeSat Jan 25, 2014 10:25 pm

no, i dont mean double clutch, there is 2 on the driveshaft and 2 on the engine crankshaft, they serve as my high and low. i can get pics probably tomorrow. the best way i can describe is a stacked pully

heres a rough sketch. like i said, i'll get actual pics tomorrow

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-1974 bolens 1055 (Rolling Thunder)
-1989 Craftsman GT6000 (Blockhead)
-2004 Ford F-250 super duty FX4
-1999 Ford F-350 Superduty 4x4 7.3 Powerstroke


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PostSubject: Re: reg belt vs. Kevlar belts   reg belt vs. Kevlar belts Icon_minitimeSun Jan 26, 2014 7:59 am

Looks like your idler is on the wrong side.
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