Posted January 25, 2011 - 09:43 AM
and to change belts you need to split the tractor , here's a pic. and a site I got it from .
- Bolens 1000 said thank you
Posted January 25, 2011 - 09:58 AM
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Posted January 25, 2011 - 10:06 AM
Posted January 25, 2011 - 10:51 AM
The one we used on our combine doesn't have metal studs, just a "T" of the belt goes through the slot, otherwise the same as yours. We used the link belt as a normal belt required taking off a VERY large drive belt which would have been a time consuming job. We ran the link belt for 2yrs powering one of the hydraulic pumps, but when the large belt needed replacing anyway, we installed a normal V-belt in place of the link belt. Now we have it for emergency use elsewhere. These link belts are tough as nails & last as well or better than a normal V-belt.
We have been running one of these belts on our Case All-terrain forklift for years now to drive the alternator. If it were not for this style belt, we would have to pull the main hydraulic pump to change the belt.
I hope the guy that thought this one up made a fortune off of it , because its worth big bucks in time savings !!
Posted January 25, 2011 - 12:31 PM
Posted January 25, 2011 - 10:20 PM
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Posted January 26, 2011 - 09:48 PM
Fancy that, got the same setup as Al on my Economy 2414 for the hydro pump too. No one wants to split the tractor for just that belt......
Yep! I have done that EXACT thing on my dad's 1614. When he had the tranny rebuilt, they replace the link belt and hung a spare belt on the shaft for future use!
Link belt is awesome on motor driven tools too, it does not develop a "memory" and create high spots on the belt from sitting over the pulleys.