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Re: what determins the length of the belt for running impliments


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Posted by Leroy on January 15, 2014 at 09:31:03 from (69.88.207.185):

In Reply to: what determins the length of the belt for running impliments posted by tugboattim on January 15, 2014 at 05:09:00:

You will not find a belt on a gas tractor that is wider than 6" as that was standard width of all the pulleys. The steamers used 8" belts. Never seen or heard of a 10" wide belt. Your pulleys will all measure 6" wide so that is a wide a belt as you can use. And that belt will transmit as much and more power than you have. Belts were made in different thickness for different power loads. For light power loads like the saw you can get by with smaller belts and a buzz saw could have been run with a 3 horse hit and miss engine. Length first consideration is how they can be setup as to location. A longer belt will give slightly more traction than a short bely but are harder to get tight. Mane reason for long belt on thresher was the steem engine used to power them and you wanted the fire for the steam and the sparks that resulted form the fire as far away from anything burnable as possible because if a spark would land in the straw everything would go up in flames and no fire departments at that time to try to put the fire out.


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