Posted October 19, 2012 - 09:31 PM
Posted October 21, 2012 - 05:11 PM
1) you said it wore out belts quickly so something is wrong. Are you sure that you have the belts running between the guide rods. The guide rods are between the engine output shaft and the big 3-pulley driveshaft. I'd think it would wear out the belts very fast if you had either side running on the outside of the guides... meaning the skinny edge of the belt is going over the little steel rod.
2) Adjust the plates around the drive rod.
3) Check to see if the bushing at the end of the driveshart doesn't have a lot of play.
4) Check to see that the engine drive and the driveshaft pulleys are aligned when you have it locked in forward drive.
5) Make sure engine mounts are tight.
6) Generally just look for slop in any of the moving parts of the driveline. Different things having a little play can all add up to a lot of play and not enough movement to tension the belts right.
Posted October 22, 2012 - 07:50 AM
Posted October 22, 2012 - 08:47 AM
Also, if all else fails... taking the bolt out of the end of the PTO will allow you to take the reverse rubber off without taking off the engine pulley... You'd definitely be able to get a smaller belt on then.
Posted October 23, 2012 - 07:44 AM
Posted November 20, 2012 - 09:46 PM
Posted November 21, 2012 - 08:38 AM
Posted December 04, 2012 - 10:38 PM
Posted December 05, 2012 - 07:28 PM
Edited by GTTinkerer, December 05, 2012 - 07:28 PM.
Posted December 06, 2012 - 09:38 AM
Just a shot in the dark but by any chance is the engine pulley is worn to the point that the belt is riding on the bottom of the pulley and the pulley is not contacting the sides of the belt? That will definitely cause slipping plus cause extreme belt wear from overheating.
u might be on to something there. im goin to go look