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#1 MF10 DIESEL OFFLINE  

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 07:26 PM

I am just curious if anyone has used the aftermarket (Ai?) varidrive belts. I have used the agco belts and was happy with thier performance. The cost is a bit much though. I have 3 tractors that need belts! So this is a major dent my wallet either way.

Looking for input guys as I need to buy these soon.

Edited by MF10 DIESEL, October 12, 2012 - 07:27 PM.


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Posted October 12, 2012 - 07:41 PM

I never tried the after market belts.I used the agco belts and as you said they put a dent in the wallet.I also have 3 10's that need belts.

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 08:27 PM

I got my belts at O'Reily's over a year ago. I have had no problems with them. The long one was around $14. The short was more, $21 I think.

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 08:33 PM

I got my belts at O'Reily's over a year ago. I have had no problems with them. The long one was around $14. The short was more, $21 I think.


Were they the odd pitch that the AGCO belts were? Was the front one a saw tooth type? (technical term escapes me right now)

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 09:33 PM

I got my belts at O'Reily's over a year ago. I have had no problems with them. The long one was around $14. The short was more, $21 I think.


Got some part numbers for those belts, so we can check them out?

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 09:56 PM

I have a NAPA drive belt on my 10. Works good.

Check the Belt Ref. Webpage sticky at the top of this forum for P/N's.

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 05:54 AM

Was the front one a saw tooth type? (technical term escapes me right now)



Top cog? Is that what you meant.
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Posted October 13, 2012 - 06:25 AM

Top cog? Is that what you meant.


Geez, yes. Last night, all I could get out of my feeble brain was gear or spline.



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Posted October 13, 2012 - 06:31 AM

Did you get any sleep?

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 06:23 PM

I am going to try the Ai aftermarket belts, mainly since they are the only company that dared to put masseys part number on the belts, which leads me to believe they didn't do the typical "oh this is close enough". Some research shows me they are a subsidiary company of PIX, an american belt manufacturer. Tired of, put your neighbor out of work china trash, so I hope I am at least buying an american made product.

Bought them online for 66% of AGCO price so I essentially got 1 set for free. Still was just a little shy of $200 for 3 sets! Hopefully they last as long as the originals did!

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 06:36 PM

Please give us some feedback when you get them and get them on.

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 08:43 PM

I am going to try the Ai aftermarket belts, mainly since they are the only company that dared to put masseys part number on the belts, which leads me to believe they didn't do the typical "oh this is close enough". Some research shows me they are a subsidiary company of PIX, an american belt manufacturer. Tired of, put your neighbor out of work china trash, so I hope I am at least buying an american made product.

Bought them online for 66% of AGCO price so I essentially got 1 set for free. Still was just a little shy of $200 for 3 sets! Hopefully they last as long as the originals did!


I thought the PIX belts came from India. (if we're talking about the same PIX) White with orange package?

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 08:48 PM

Got some part numbers for those belts, so we can check them out?


The front belt is a Gates TR28445 and the rear belt is a Gates TR28596. the front belt is listed for a 1958 International A100 truck. O'Reily's is showing $24 and $40 respectively, but I paid around half that.

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Posted October 14, 2012 - 11:55 PM

The front belt is a Gates TR2845 and the rear belt is a Gates TR28596. the front belt is listed for a 1958 International A100 truck. O'Reily's is showing $24 and $40 respectively, but I paid around half that.


Tried running that first number TR2845 and I got nowhere. Maybe there is a typo there? I'll try the application.

Those Ai belts are probably made in India and contracted by an American company, IamSherwood could be right. I was just hoping for the best.



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Posted October 15, 2012 - 07:06 PM

Tried running that first number TR2845 and I got nowhere. Maybe there is a typo there? I'll try the application.


Sorry, the number for the front belt is TR28445.




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