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Is your Fisher Procaster belt driven or chain driven

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by farmboy52787, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. farmboy52787

    farmboy52787 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Is your Fisher Procaster belt driven or chain driven? After looking at the parts manuals on the website I see the drive can be either belt or chain driven? Mine is belt driven and the other day i freighted my sander with salt and it caused the belt to slip and wear out, so i replaced the belt and i was able to get some out of it before it worked normal again. I think the chain drive would be better? Any input would be appreciated.
  2. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    With a chain driven you'd be replacing the motor instead of the belt. As soon as the chain stopped moving it would start to fry the motor. IMO the elec motor isn;t strong enough for a chain.
  3. farmboy52787

    farmboy52787 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Its not an electric motor, its the ****** Tecumseh motor that i hate with a passion
  4. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    The Fisher fix for any belt slippage issues on the Procaster is to go to the chain drive. Just did this for a customer.

  5. Brian Simmons

    Brian Simmons PlowSite.com - Sponsor
    Messages: 196

    We offer kits to go either way. The 95736 converts belt to chain and 95737 converts chain to belt. We give you the option as some prefer to have a belt slip if a chuck of frozen material gets caught in the bed chain. If your having slippage issues you can convert it to chain just be aware that if something gets jammed in the chain it might damage the bed chain.