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 05-19-2009, 16:35 Post: 162841
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anyone have any idea how to minimize belt slippage when encountering water. I use my diesel gator for atv type camping and would like to add to its creek fording ability. I have a fab shop and equip. for most projects so any ideas would help






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 05-19-2009, 17:17 Post: 162842
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 4x6 belt issue

Just thinking out loud here since I have never seen one of those belt drives....

A friction belt drive seems like it's a poor design for use in water. Would it be possible to either replace it with a toothed belt or a hefty and well greased chain drive?






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 05-20-2009, 05:24 Post: 162852
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 4x6 belt issue

I'm sure you know there are clutch enclosure kits available for the HPX and XUV, but there is just no room to adapt a kit to the 6x4.






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 05-20-2009, 09:02 Post: 162854
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gatoraider, i have seen the covers but cant make one work for my 4x4. Was wondering if maybe some kind of pedal/hand actuated tensioner might work or would it just open up the drive clutch pulley? Also would a that have the effect of pulling the belt further down into drive clutch effectively lowering the gear ratio and thus reducing the load on the belt?






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 05-20-2009, 09:03 Post: 162855
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kwschumm, the belt is an integral part of the clutch and the drive ratio. Not my fave desigh but its what JD gave us






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 05-20-2009, 09:05 Post: 162856
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gatorraider, sorry in last post i said i had a 4x4 but it is a 4x6






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