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Old 05-22-2014, 05:37 PM
Realslowww Realslowww is offline
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Why do they run smaller 1/2 pump belt

I am tying to update my 2008 Super Z with new bigger pulleys for pumps. These pulleys I ordered in the mail will accept the bigger 5/8 wide B V belt as compared to the smaller 1/2 inch stock belt.

Is there a problem running the bigger diameter belt? before I put this machine back in use I want to make sure I am not going to end up with a slipping belt on the pumps.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:07 PM
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I would not change the pulley size. The 1/2 belt will ride deeper in the bigger pulleys and you will open a can of worms with this change. Maybe someone in the field can tell you about modifications but I don't have any history in that area.

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Old 05-23-2014, 05:47 PM
Realslowww Realslowww is offline
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I called a belt house today and they said a BX 5/8 should plan grip better and last longer. The old style Super had a problem burning and slipping belts on slopes. Doesn't the new HD still run a 1/2 inch with bigger pulleys?

I am going to try and go with the bigger set up because it should work better on paper, the only problem I see is maybe it may rub against the deck belt.

Thanks for helping. If you can please ask a Hustler tech and see what they think.
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