View Full Version : Doubles and belts? (Gravely)

10-31-2006, 09:19 PM
I had a strange thing happen to a belt recently... it seperated (the layers), then it flipped over so that the V was pointing outward.

I run doubles and I'm wondering how that effects belt wear, I assume it will wear them quicker, but to what degree?

It blew the smaller right side blade (discharge side) belt.
Gravely 48" wb.

11-01-2006, 12:18 AM
Had a very similar problem on my 48 hydro a few weeks back. I blew a belt on the job one day. Replaced it (w/the backup I always carry) and watched it w/out the cover for a minute after installation. The belt immediately flipped over and tore off a strip. couldn't figure it out until I took apart a spindle that seemed to be wobbling a bit and discovered the spindle shaft was shot. Replaced that and the belt was fine. Almost couldn't tell there was a wobble at all. Check your spindles.