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Idler against the back of a V belt?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LKJR, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. LKJR

    LKJR 1/2 ton status

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    any reason you couldn't put an idler / tensioner against the back of a V belt? I know that's how they run on the serp setups but it's a lot different belt design. Planning my OBA and OB Welder brackets and just thinking I could make them fixed real easy and put an adjustable idler between to use as a tensioner.
     
  2. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Why not?? Every riding mower I've ever fixed and many other lawn and garden implements use an idler pulley to tighten the belt for a "clutch"---the only thing you would want to use a v-belt rated for backside idler use,like a gates "green stripe"--dayco makes fractional horsepower belts too.Regular belts will work,but wont last as long. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  3. big83chevy4x4

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    what he said about getting a belt thats made for bending backwards.
     

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