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Old 01-03-2010, 02:07 PM
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On a manual engage I have some choice as to how fast I push that handle
into the belt, but on my PTO-driven Z the only time I could get away with that
was when it was brand new... I try that nowadays and it just cuts off on me...

Originally Posted by ranger350 View Post
I dont think the length of a belt has anything to do with the overall lifetime of it. What really kills belts is heat and having alot of twists and turns
Fair enough, on my 48" I also noticed the pulley brake system would lightly rub against the belt,
removing that POS mechanism seems to have helped.

Makes me wonder if the Z has some POS mechanism that get a little too close to it, too.
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