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One 1/2" belt drives the blower, has any one,,,,,


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#31 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 10, 2017 - 12:54 PM

:iagree:  :ditto:  

 

Looks there out just a bit, remember that snow blower will use all the power your engine can make and more, all that power goes through the belt.


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Posted January 10, 2017 - 12:59 PM

What I ran into in my diesel conversions was if the motor is mounted on rubber mounts when tension was put on the belt the front of the motor was pulled down. When that happened the belts were out of alignment. I shimmed the front mounts up and then when the mounts were compressed the pulley's were lined up. 

I don't think I'm taking photos today as the weather here is real nasty with a lot of blowing snow. 


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Posted January 10, 2017 - 01:36 PM

My 145 is exactly the same as yours.  It is tipped a bit, but I don't have belt issues.  The only difference is that I don't have a tension pulley and I use an A35 belt.   That's the way that is was when I got it and seems to work well.  I just use cheapo belts with no problem but I do keep a spare.  When I put the blower on the diesel 165 it was a bit on the tight side and tipped the whole motor forward.  I will try a little longer belt next time.  What I never checked is alignment when the blower is raised, I wonder if the driven sheave moves because of the tension of the counterbalance springs.  Something to look into.


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Posted January 10, 2017 - 07:07 PM

All very good points fellas and will look in to those.

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Posted January 11, 2017 - 06:16 AM

One belt should be plenty for that rig. Also the more "wrap" on the pulleys the less slipage you will get. All the power is pulled on the left side and be as straight as possible. If you pull the tensioner back off the belt you should be able to slip the belt off with ease. If the belt is too tight it will put a lot of stress on the engine mounts and thus less wrap or traction on the pulleys as well.
I had to shim the lower bolt holes to get mine perfectly aligned, and it has been awsome ever since.
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Posted January 11, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Understood Keith, about the belt wrapping around and yes my belt goes on with ease when I install the new belt. Belt is wrapping around the pulleys about two/thirds of the way.

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