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I have an older Sears Track drive (10 hp, 32inch) snowblower and I am
having problems putting on a new belt that runs the auger. Any
suggestions on an easy way to replace it?
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I have an older Sears Track drive (10 hp, 32inch) snowblower and I am
having problems putting on a new belt that runs the auger. Any
suggestions on an easy way to replace it?


If it is the set-up that I think it is, there is no easy way to replace the
belt other than to use one of those "link" belts that you buy by the foot
and make the belt the size that you want and can install it just by snaking
the belt around the pulleys then join the ends. It is quite expensive but
taking a machine apart just to change a belt isn't cheap either.

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I have an older Sears Track drive (10 hp, 32inch) snowblower and I am
having problems putting on a new belt that runs the auger. Any
suggestions on an easy way to replace it?


If it is the set-up that I think it is, there is no easy way to replace
the belt other than to use one of those "link" belts that you buy by the
foot and make the belt the size that you want and can install it just by
snaking the belt around the pulleys then join the ends. It is quite
expensive but taking a machine apart just to change a belt isn't cheap
either.

Seems like a good idea, but trying to install a link belt in place will
probably lead to not enough tension on the belt. Of course, if this belt is
meant to be engaged by an idler pulley, this could work fine. However, if
it's meant to be running full time as in a two stage snow blower (and I'm
guessing a 10 hp, 32" blower is two stage) the tension will probably be low.

good luck,

jc


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I have an older Sears Track drive (10 hp, 32inch) snowblower and I am
having problems putting on a new belt that runs the auger. Any
suggestions on an easy way to replace it?


If it is the set-up that I think it is, there is no easy way to replace
the belt other than to use one of those "link" belts that you buy by the
foot and make the belt the size that you want and can install it just by
snaking the belt around the pulleys then join the ends. It is quite
expensive but taking a machine apart just to change a belt isn't cheap
either.

Seems like a good idea, but trying to install a link belt in place will
probably lead to not enough tension on the belt. Of course, if this belt
is meant to be engaged by an idler pulley, this could work fine. However,
if it's meant to be running full time as in a two stage snow blower (and
I'm guessing a 10 hp, 32" blower is two stage) the tension will probably
be low.

good luck,


I have had a couple of large two stage blowers and both stages only ran when
engaged by the controls. A link type belt would have been easy to install
and would have had plenty of pressure when engaged to not slip as there was
a lot of adjustment available.

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On Mar 2, 10:11*am, "Blattus Slafaly 0/00 "
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Tom wrote:
I have an older Sears Track drive (10 hp, 32inch) snowblower and I am
having problems putting on a new belt that runs the auger. *Any
suggestions on an easy way to replace it?


Read the manual if you have a maintenance manual, if not, order one.
It's oOne of those thing that's easy if you know how and a pain if you
do not.

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Blattus Slafaly *? 3 * * *7/8


Having just assembled my new 10hp 2-stage, I would say that the
instructions are simple, the operation is not. Anytime you have to
pull the engine pulley to take the machine apart...

Harry K
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