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newtonian


Location: Windsor CT
Joined: Dec 12, 2004
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What brand V belt to buy?
Original Message   Feb 2, 2011 8:30 pm
Need to replace belts on my Ariens 8524.

They all look the same to me, and I don't want an inferior one.  What brand should I buy and should it be "improved" with notches in the V? 

Asking because it needs a belt every year or so.  I assume I'm buying junk, but never made note of what brand I've had.
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2012 Ariens ST24DLE
Semi Retired Ariens 9526 in active reserve
Unknown vintage 5HP Ariens to restore

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newtonian


Location: Windsor CT
Joined: Dec 12, 2004
Points: 84

Re: What brand V belt to buy?
Reply #4   Jun 6, 2011 2:49 pm
Time to face this.... suggestions on OEM or aftermarket?

Don't want to install something that'll fail when needed the most and inevitably on a subzero day!

2012 Ariens ST24DLE
Semi Retired Ariens 9526 in active reserve
Unknown vintage 5HP Ariens to restore

Bill_H


Location: Maine
Joined: Jan 12, 2008
Points: 354

Re: What brand V belt to buy?
Reply #5   Jun 6, 2011 2:56 pm
Repeat: make sure your pulleys are properly aligned and tension is correct.
If you have a Tractor Supply near you, they carry the kevlar belts - they'll be green or blue. Worth the extra few $, and if you don't get 10 years out of one of those you have a problem.

Who the hell let all the morning people run things?
newtonian


Location: Windsor CT
Joined: Dec 12, 2004
Points: 84

Re: What brand V belt to buy?
Reply #6   Jun 22, 2011 10:40 pm
Thanks.  We'll be by one of those places during vacation. 

Their site doesn't show Ariens parts, so I guess I'll have to measure the belt or find the size specs to match.

Always one more thing, but that's OK.

2012 Ariens ST24DLE
Semi Retired Ariens 9526 in active reserve
Unknown vintage 5HP Ariens to restore

Shryp


Location: Cleveland, OH
Joined: Jul 26, 2010
Points: 513

Re: What brand V belt to buy?
Reply #7   Jun 23, 2011 1:39 pm
newtonian wrote:
Thanks.  We'll be by one of those places during vacation. 

Their site doesn't show Ariens parts, so I guess I'll have to measure the belt or find the size specs to match.

Always one more thing, but that's OK.

Check your Ariens manual / old belt for the OEM belt number.

Google Ariens+xxxxx.

Some of the results should give you the belt length, then just get a kevlar belt of the same size.

You might even find Amazon selling OEM belts for dirt cheap clearance.
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