numbers question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by snapper, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
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    I e-mailed gravely and asked them what size the wheel belts were on my mower. Ther replied 52.797 inches long and .547 inches wide. can anyone convert the decimal to a fraction?? I am trying to find the belt else where than my gravely dealer. So anybody good at this stuff??

    Thanks!! snapper
     
  2. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Divide by twelve I think.
     
  3. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
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    hey-its
    52797/1000
    547/1000

    @least thats what i think the formula calls for-correct me if i am wrong.
     
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    797/1000 and 547/1000

    I took the easy way
     
  5. woodycrest

    woodycrest LawnSite Senior Member
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    hmmm...now to find a belt that is measured in thousandths of an inch... :)

    in the same vein, how much can 'play' is there in belt sizes?

    in other words would a belt that is 1/4'' or 1/8'' or 1/2'' too long or short still work effectively?
     
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    1/2" in play is the recommended if I remember correctly
     
  7. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
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    On a gravely, there is two of these belts each wheel to drive the wheel. The old one measured about 53 1/4" on the out side of it. So i was wondering what these decimals figured out to.
     
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    measure the inside of the belt
     
  9. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
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    For all practical purposes, the belt is slightly over 52 and 3/4 inches long, and is almost exactly 35/64ths wide, if I figured right, but that is only 3/64ths wider than a half inch, so something tells me a 52 or 53 inch long, 1/2 inch wide belt would work fine. I dont know what kind of set up you are talking about, but I'm assuming there is an idler pulley that would easily allow for that much play. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Neill
     
  10. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
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    52.797 = 52 51/64
    .547 = 35/64

    I'm a tool and die maker by trade.
     

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