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Doubles and belts? (Gravely)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Dashunde, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    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.

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    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.

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