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#1 iZach98 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 02, 2014 - 11:57 AM

Hi all, i have a wheel horse a-100. Ive been using it around they yard and through the woods on some of my trails. So anyways i noticed while i was cleaning it the belt is kind of cracked. Pic: ImageUploadedByTapatalk1401728049.483984.jpg
So im not sure if i should replace this asap or if it can wait? Also what are your opinions on other belts like the blue or red or black etc.? Im not sure if theres a difference or not. Just figured id check here. One more thing, on the parts diagrams on this site: http://www.jackssmal...TORO/53176/4571 it says it uses an 85" x1/2" belt but i saw different color belts on ebay... Thats why im not sure, is 85" to big?

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Posted June 02, 2014 - 12:07 PM

I buy almost al my belts local.  I get the regular ones, some black some blue and haven't had any issues from any of them. 


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Posted June 02, 2014 - 12:23 PM

If you have the Wheel Horse Belt part number I can verify which belt you need.

If you cant find them locally I stock USA made Kevlar replacements.


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Posted June 02, 2014 - 06:47 PM

That belt is done!  :(     I'd go ahead and replace it.

I get good service out of Gates green belts.  My experience with Stens blue belts is, I wouldn't put another one on if it was free.  I've put on more warrantied free replacements than I ever bought but something about doing the same job over and over doesn't appeal to me in the least.


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 09:00 AM

If you have the Wheel Horse Belt part number I can verify which belt you need.
If you cant find them locally I stock USA made Kevlar replacements.


Here is the part number: 103522
I like to order most of my stuff online since there isnt really any tractor supply kind of store close by with out leaving the island. I live on shelter island, we have to take a ferry to the north or south fork of long island. Ferry ride is about 5min on south side and 15min on north side. So i usually order things off the internet.
And anything USA MADE, is a big plus for me.
Whats the difference between regular belts and kevlar belts?


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 09:54 AM

I'm getting a 1/2 x 85'' belt so your info is correct.

 

Regular belts are for light duty or automotive applications where the belt dosen't have to do much twisting or clutching.

 

Kevlar are designed for Lawn and Garden Applications where they are designed for the severe bending, twisting and clutching drives, that's why automotive belts are not recommended for Garden Tractor applications.

 

I can order you in a belt , if interested just send me a pm.

There's also a few NOS belts on ebay if you want to go that route.


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 11:18 AM

I'm getting a 1/2 x 85'' belt so your info is correct.

Regular belts are for light duty or automotive applications where the belt dosen't have to do much twisting or clutching.

Kevlar are designed for Lawn and Garden Applications where they are designed for the severe bending, twisting and clutching drives, that's why automotive belts are not recommended for Garden Tractor applications.

I can order you in a belt , if interested just send me a pm.
There's also a few NOS belts on ebay if you want to go that route.


Whats a "NOS" belt?


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 11:23 AM

Whats a "NOS" belt?


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"New old Stock"  Those can be a bit dicey though as its unknown how long it was sitting and how long it was stored for...


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 11:36 AM

"New old Stock" Those can be a bit dicey though as its unknown how long it was sitting and how long it was stored for...


Ok thanks. I'll send a pm in a min...


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Posted June 05, 2014 - 03:18 PM

How would i take this pulley off the transaxle? Is there a special tool? Im not sure, can someone help me? Pic: ImageUploadedByTapatalk1401999498.056108.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1401999504.247043.jpg


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Posted June 06, 2014 - 09:02 PM

How would i take this pulley off the transaxle? Is there a special tool? Im not sure, can someone help me? Pic: attachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1401999498.056108.jpgattachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1401999504.247043.jpg


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I'm not quite sure. Is there anything fastening it from underneath? Be sure to coat the shaft with some kind of penetrating oil (PB Blaster, etc.) to help get it off easier.
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Posted June 06, 2014 - 09:04 PM

It seems like there should be a snap ring or something.
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Posted June 06, 2014 - 09:06 PM

I'm not quite sure. Is there anything fastening it from underneath? Be sure to coat the shaft with some kind of penetrating oil (PB Blaster, etc.) to help get it off easier.

I haven't checked there yet, I've let it soak in WD-40 over night. My grandpa said just take a block of wood and take a hammer and use the block of wood on the shaft and the vibrations will loosen it up and it will come off by hand...
Im not sure if this will work, but i'll give it a shot tomorrow.


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Posted June 06, 2014 - 09:09 PM

It seems like there should be a snap ring or something.


Thats what i was thinking, i will try what my grandpa said and i will keep this thread updated...


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Posted June 06, 2014 - 09:17 PM

Thats what i was thinking, i will try what my grandpa said and i will keep this thread updated...


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Try hammering on your block of wood around the outside of the pulley, too (just don't bend the pulley).
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