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Belt length needed.

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timflury

I picked this new to me hitch up on eBay over the summer. I have it properly hung under my Serf. I already know it is for the 5008/5010. The belt part number is 108514. The reason I'm trying this is because the belt fell off quite frequently from the old hitch. Also, the blower now hangs a few inches further off the front of the tractor, providing clearance where the chute used to hit the grille.

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Youu will need a length of 1/2" rope maybe 1'-2' longer then your current belt and a magic marker. With everything mounted and your new take up pulley adjusted back to give you the most take up distance, wrap the rope around the pulley grooves tightly and make a mark on the rope and then lay the marked up rope and measure the length.

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timflury

Well Bob, this isn't the first time I've had to do the rope trick to get a belt length.

By the instructions you provided, I calculated a 101" length.

I'll call the nearest dealer and see if I can get a length from them on Monday and see how close I got.

The last time I had to do this, I ended up loading my tractor up and doing the sizing in the parking lot at the my local Ace.

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timflury

Update......

The longest belt my local Ace sold was 100" long, so I took it home.

It was short enough to take up all the slack adjustment after I moved the idler pulleys to the front holes on the hitch.

No biggie, if the belt stretches a little, it will easily get adjusted out.dOddOd

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rokon2813
Originally posted by FlashandFlare
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id="quote">For anyone that's interested, here is the 2008 versionhttp://www.tbs.dk/userfiles/Simplicity%20REM%20OG%20knivoversigt.pdfBe prepared, it is 173 pages of PDF :o:OI just bookmarked it rather than download it. :D:D

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timflury

Well,

After all seemed to work well when I initially set it up, I went out Sunday evening to blow snow.

I was able to engage the pto ok with the blower on the ground, but when I tried to lift it, the belt popped off, twice.

I have two solutions.

One, install a smaller idler pulley and adjust the belt as needed.

Two, buy a smaller drive pulley for the blower head and get a few more rpm out of the auger.

I will look around and see if I have a smaller idler pulley first.

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