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Getting ready to give my '71 Ariens an overhaul this summer (along with the new engine I just purchased) and I need to replace the auger belt. I've seen three different kinds and was curious what is best... if it even makes a difference. I've seen smooth rubber, kevlar wrapped and toothed belts. Is there really a difference between any of them? Does one type perform better than the other?
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What model and serial number is your Ariens???
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The machine is a 10962, I know what belt I need, but I'm wanting to know what style of belt works best, I've seen three different styles.
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From some recent discussions, it sounds like you want a live-edge belt (not wrapped). I think you can still get them Kevlar-reinforced, but I'm not sure. I wouldn't expect that you'd need a toothed belt. What does the official Ariens belt look like?

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I tend to switch out belts as I need them at tractor supply with Kevlar wrapped belts, measure it out there, fine out what size it is...easy


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Getting ready to give my '71 Ariens an overhaul this summer (along with the new engine I just purchased) and I need to replace the auger belt. I've seen three different kinds and was curious what is best... if it even makes a difference. I've seen smooth rubber, kevlar wrapped and toothed belts. Is there really a difference between any of them? Does one type perform better than the other?
The most common V belt for a snowblower auger drive is the raw edge belt which is reinforced with fabric, often Kevlar. My Ariens uses this type of belt. I have a kevlar wrapped belt on my son's Craftsman that is wearing quite well so far. It appears the best belt for your application would be a cogged belt since it flexes more easily around the pulleys and the tensioner pulley. Seems it is more efficient in power transfer than other V belts. If you can get a raw edge kevlar re-inforced cogged belt for your machine then that would likely be the best. Make sure the belt can be tensioned so that deflection on the long straight tension side is about 1/4" to 3/8" for less slippage.

There are cogged belts that drive "pulleys" through the cogs that are called synchronus belt drives that are not what you want. Here is an article that may help you: https://www.achrnews.com/articles/10...us-belt-drives

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From some recent discussions, it sounds like you want a live-edge belt (not wrapped). I think you can still get them Kevlar-reinforced, but I'm not sure. I wouldn't expect that you'd need a toothed belt. What does the official Ariens belt look like?

Not a clue, the pics are so old and grainy that everything runs together. The belt that was on the machine was not the smooth type, but when I search the part number, I get three different styles, smooth, smooth wrapped with kevlar and toothed, so I'm just trying to figure out what is best for this application.
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Tooth belts are good for smaller pulleys cuz they flex easier. Kevlar is for less wear


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Tooth belts are good for smaller pulleys cuz they flex easier. Kevlar is for less wear


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That was kinda my thinking, just wondering if paying the extra for a kevlar belt is worth it because I'm only running the thing a handful of days through the year.
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Personally, I'd probably go Kevlar, though I don't know the price difference. But if the non-Kevlar belt is too weak, you know it's going to choose to break during the heavy storm, when you don't want to be shoveling.

Going for a weaker part in a critical power-transmission part feels like asking for trouble, to me.

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