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Augur belt manufactured narrow? – 7/16 instead of 1/2

Have a quick question, I recently ordered a replacement belt for my auger, the belt should measure 31”x1/2”x1/2” which is what I ordered and what is on the product description. The correct belt/part number arrived, but it’s just a bit narrow at 31”x7/16”x7/16”. Will this create any performance issues with the augur and are some belts just manufactured narrow? I would think having the full 1/2" would give just a bit more grip.
The belt is made by Stens, True Blue 248-031 with DuPont Kevlar Cords.

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As long as it don't bottom out on the pulleys, it should not be a problem, but you should try to get the right size belt.
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Thanks Sid. I also have a 3/8 Stens belt for the drive pulley and does measure out at 3/8. I'll find a true 1/2 and keep this as a spare.

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The Code indicates that it is ½" Wide; what is printed on the backside of the belt ?

If it's something different, then you should be able to return it . . . . or exchange it for the correct belt.
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As long as it don't bottom out on the pulleys, it should not be a problem, but you should try to get the right size belt.
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Agree. If you have a place like Fleet Farm or some other place that deals with blowers or farm equipment, you'll likely find what you're looking for.
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Can't see a problem with a belt being off by 1/16 inch in width. That,s 1/32 inch on each edge. It will sit ever so slightly down in the sheave. Most are off by fractions of a inch in length anyway. MH

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