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central hydro belt/s?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by elite1msmith, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    hey guys i broke a central hydro (engine driven) vee belt

    i noticed the pully on both the motor and the pump, are twin groved vee pullys , and are both the same size

    i only had 1 belt on there, but i bought this truck used not too long ago. I do think the belt slips if the pump is under heavy load , i could bearly dump 3 tons

    Is there suppost to be 2 belts? 1 belt? or 1 double grove vee belt?

    and do you know how tight it should be ?:drinkup:
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    depends how many pulley groves you have that can be used .if you have room for two belts use two . usually about 1/2 inch of deflection in the belts . :salute:
  3. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    I agree, if it's made for two then use two.
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    You can put 2 on, most of the belts on our grain elevator use 2 belts so they won't slip.
  5. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    I agree. If it has room for 2 I would run 2. And most belts are suppose to have 1/2 in of flex on them.:dizzy: