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Shorter PTO belt

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humphrey

Anyone running a shorter then 34" PTO belt on a foot dragger.

Mine let go last year so I replaced it with a 3L340 belt. Worked great all season, but now it has started to allow the idler pulley to bump the pulley on the bevel gear box. No obvious play in any of the pulleys so I'm coming to the conclusion the belt has worn out.

The current belt when tight still has alot of slack in the line, as in easily a 1 1/2" of deflection.

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RayS

Sometimes it is just better off to use a Simplicity belt. The original was an A belt. A 3L is belt, is a 3/8" width. More than likely should have been a 1/2" wide belt from the ones that I have owned in the past. The only belt on these tractors that I am aware of that takes a 3/8" belt is the starter generator.

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