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wdtracey 06-06-2008 10:23 AM

ST 4000 belt replacement
 
As anybody who has tried to replace the drive belt knows, Ratheon no longer sells the replacement belt. A belt is available from the supplier below at about $16.00. It has steel cords and is a neoprene

Poly Tech Design
26 West First St
Clifton N.J. 07011
800 859 7659
tHIER NUMBER IS: B10AT5/750 FPS
cOMPARABLE TO::
425 syncroflex AT 5/750

beej67 06-24-2008 08:59 AM

Anybody tried these guys yet?

cthomas 08-09-2010 02:58 PM

Has any one tried these folks yet? My belt broke this weekend and it looks like $50+ from anywhere else?

beej67 08-09-2010 03:34 PM

I tried them and got a bunch of belts cheap. Order extras.

The one thing I've noticed is that the belts are a little stiffer and slightly smaller in circumference, which means they hold VERY tightly, which is a good thing, but also puts a little extra stress on the handle that engages the drive, and on that pin that holds the handle in place. Bring spare pins / etc.

Jeff_H 08-09-2010 04:01 PM

You do know that you can adjust and ease the belt tension and that all new belts are very tight when you install them unless you ease the tension since the belts stretch a little (actually seem to compress as much as stretch) over time.

Jeff

cthomas 08-16-2010 12:57 PM

I got my belts Friday. Installation was a piece of cake. They worked great. I wound up paying $45 for two including shipping. Definitely recommend.

karista266 10-17-2010 07:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff_H (Post 630664)
You do know that you can adjust and ease the belt tension and that all new belts are very tight when you install them unless you ease the tension since the belts stretch a little (actually seem to compress as much as stretch) over time.

Jeff

How is the belt tension adjusted?


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