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#1 dbresto ONLINE  

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Posted August 02, 2017 - 05:26 PM

I just got done putting a speed changer on my 5751 David Bradley. I was wondering if the belts should stay looser than a normal belt? Both belts are brand new.

Looked in the manual and messing around with it I would have to say "yes". I took it out for a spin with the belts fairly loose and it went much faster than it did after I tightened the belts to what I would consider "tight".

I can loosen them up to a point in between "tight" with maybe 1/4" deflection on the long belt and loose with 3/4" to 1" deflection.

I'm thinking I'll just have to loosen it up and take it out and see if it slips when plowing, the higher speed was nice.

Anyone else have experience with this?