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#1 iron Mike OFFLINE  

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Posted December 10, 2013 - 09:27 PM

EVENIN EVERYONE. i JUST PUT MY SNOW CASTER BACK TOGETHER FOR MY ss16. tODAY THE NEW CHAIN SNAPPED(MASTERLINK) ALL BENT. i DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSED THIS BUT THE BELT FOR THE PRIMARY DRIVE TO THE THROWER BROKE ALSO. i CANNOT FIND A BELT TO FIT AND WE HAVE SEVERAL STORMS COMING. i BELIEVE THE sEARS # FOR THE BELT IS 10500. cAN ANYONE OUT THERE TELL ME WHAT LENGTH THIS IS OR WHERE TO LOOK FOR A CONVERSION CHART. Thank you all for your help. Mike



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Posted December 10, 2013 - 09:35 PM

Stens Part# 258056, 5/8" x 56".

 

Huskee Kevlar belt #446156799


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Posted December 10, 2013 - 09:37 PM

Have you checked over your mounting and alignment, and checked all the moving parts over by hand? Seems you have issues. Did the belt and chain go at the same time?


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Posted December 10, 2013 - 11:00 PM

Have you checked over your mounting and alignment, and checked all the moving parts over by hand? Seems you have issues. Did the belt and chain go at the same time?

Yes, the belt and the chain went together. I rolled everythuing over by hand,checked the ujoints. Whatever happened the masterlink was spread. I guess that could have happened as it came apart. The belt was too narrow and too long and it was old. Seems like I have issues for sure. The only thing that I know for sure is that I only replaced one idler sprocket and the new one was either shy one tooth or plus one tooth.



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Posted December 11, 2013 - 12:56 AM

If that sprocket isn't the right spacing, it will tear up the chain , itself, and wear the other components faster.

Do you still have the old one to check again?
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Posted December 11, 2013 - 10:13 AM

If that sprocket isn't the right spacing, it will tear up the chain , itself, and wear the other components faster.

Do you still have the old one to check again?

No,but I'm thinking that the bottom idler is the same as theone I replaced? I never questioned it (one tooth off) because the guy has been a machinist all his life. It didn't sound right to me either. He said it wouldn't matter being it was just an idler. I'll have to see if I can get another one to match the new one. That should work?



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Posted December 11, 2013 - 12:27 PM

It will work fine if the spacing is right, regardless of outside diameter (one tooth less would be smaller OD.

It's when the OD is the same and the # of teeth are different.
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Posted December 12, 2013 - 11:48 PM

Stens Part# 258056, 5/8" x 56".

 

Huskee Kevlar belt #446156799

Thank you so much. I ordered one and it went on slick and works great. Primary drive sprocket had a real purdy weld on it but it was just sitting there. When I engaged the thrower the pto was just crankin but the auger wasn't doing a thing. That is twice that I have farmed out welding on this rig because I wanted it right and i'm not a certified welder. Well, I had to do those welds over and they aren't likely to come apart. I guess that cert. is just another piece of paper sometimes.


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Posted December 12, 2013 - 11:57 PM

Glad you got it fixed. :thumbs:
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Posted December 20, 2013 - 12:28 AM

Just before the jack shaft bearings flew all over the place. Replacing them with sealed bearings and replacing the sprocket with a machined Bolens sprocket.

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