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post #1 of 3 Old 02-13-2015, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Why am I snapping the belt on my blower?

I have a John deere tractor with a snow blower attachment. I am on my 4th drive belt of the winter. When I put it on it is very, very taught. After awhile it just snaps in half. When I put it on the sheave it I fight to get on. Can I loosen the tension on the attachment?, What is my recourse? I know this should not be happening.

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My first question would be is it a JD belt. If it is not that is your problem. JD belts are specific length, V angle and designed to flex in more than one direction. Roger
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You need the W series of belts, they are more money at purchase but will last quite a bit longer.

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Manufacturer for John Deere belts is Bando W series but you can also use Mitsuboshi gold series. These belts are made to flex in both directions. Also you might want to reduce your forward speed a bit while keeping the auger drive at full throttle.


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