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Old 01-02-2010, 07:19 PM
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Belt/PTO engagement

I have engaged once or twice at full throttle, but I normally engage the PTO at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle which is what is specified in the manual. Hopefully, the new design of the belt will fix the problem. Any good mechanical engineer should be able to design a belt that would take even the stress of engagement at full throttle. I know there is a trade-off of cost versus design strength, but it's nice to know that some of you guys are getting some good reliability out of your belts.

I've got a Craftsman 26HP (backup) that's got over 260 hrs on it with the original belt, but my first single cylinder craftsman's first belt didn't last out the first season.
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