belt size question

corvairbob

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i have the poulan pro snowblower model pr271 and the impeller belt finally gave up. the book calls it a 581 83 24-01 it turns out to be 35.4" long. so has anyone figured out the normal size of this belt so i may get on at the autoparts store or maybe lowes? the drive bel they crossed in the book to be a 4lx38.2 belt along with there numbers but not the impeller belt. i did get one from ebay but that is a week out. so maybe the next time i can just use a normal number.
mine measures to be the correct size and the width is 3/8" just a tad narrower than the .4 i found it should be. but in order to get it to work i have had to adjust the cable ot now to the max and that is still a bit short. i guess when the new belt gets here i may wind up having to figure out that adjustment if it turns out to be still to long. but for now lets see if a new belt cures this issue of getting tossed off.


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SKU number look-up here say it is a 4L x 35.4 so it 1/2 (Kevlar recommended) x 35.4. No local auto parts store will have this size. So that 3/8 width belt is the wrong width.

  • (3/8") 3L Section Kevlar V-Belts
  • (1/2") A Section Kevlar V-Belts
  • (1/2") 4L Section Kevlar V-Belts
  • (5/8") B Section Kevlar V-Belts
  • (5/8") 5L Section Kevlar V-Belts
 
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thanks they are 2 different widths according to the poulan pro website. the drive belt is the 4L x 38.2 the impeller belt is 3/8" x 35.4 long and yes you can get kevlar belts at the auto parts store i have got lots of them over the years but they may not have the 35.2" belt but they do have 3/8" wide belts. or at least the parts store i use has those sizes some of the older alt belts were 3/8" wide and they had the notches in them due to the smaller pulleys on them. but normally cars use the 1/2 width sizes. anyway thanks. i have on in the mail but was hoping to see if anyone has the regula numbers and now just the part number form the book. thanks bp.
 

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All I going by the price file that I download from my Husqvarna/Poulan distributor. It actually supersedes to 501818201 which is 1/2 x 35.25.
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i see tht but my belt is 35.2 i measured it. that number 581832401 is not correct for my machine i got 3 of that number and i tried them and they are as loose as a goose. 2 different belts 2 different numbers. the 4l x 38.2 belt is 584 83 2401 the one i need is 581 83 2401 thanks

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What is the model number from the serial number tag as something amiss here. Include rev level if stated.
 

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the model is pr271 (96192007301) according to my owners manual t different size belt. like i said i got the 4L x 38.2 belt one time from the parts store, one time form lowes and one time from poulan website and they all are for the drive belt i tried the poulan one on the impeller and i could not get close to the available cable adjustment.

and from what you show it looks like your saying it may be the 1/2 x 35.25 belt. my belt is a bit worn but not so much that the original fabric is gone. but i agree the belt may have been installed and called out wrong. it sure looks like it should have been a 1/2" wide belt originally as this one sets way deep in the drive sheave and some in the driven sheave.

i appreciate the help a lot and if you do happen to fine a normal number that will be a big help for the next time. thanks a lot bp.
 

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Well I coming with the belts as stated before when looked up at my distributor.
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ok but i'm saying they are 2 different sizes. i have 3 of the drive belts now and when i compare them the difference i like 2" when holding them in your hands and i tried using one on the impeller and it was loose as a goose. so if you ever had to do one and get that belt i'm betting your going to have the same issue. but hey thanks for the help.

i got one from ebay and the number is the same 581 83 2401 and when it gets here i will see if ti is the same as the drive belt or if it is smaller and works. when it gets here and is what i need i will update to let you know either way. if it is to big i will just take it to the parts store and have them get me one as close to this as they can but a bit shorter.

ok i went out and installed the 4l x 38.2" belt and here is a photo and here is one of both belts side by side for comparison


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ok i got the belt size it is a 1/2x35 1/4" belt for those that need to find one local in a hurry. i sent out a bunch of questions to online v-belt sites and most came back to me with that size. the husqvarna dealer told me they have an error and some place send out the same size as the drive belt. i mentioned to them that if the belt was the same size they would not have 2 numbers or items listed. anyway they also have an updated original part number this is the husqvarna site info
Husqvarna OEM Auger & Drive Belt Set 581832401-584216102 Fits ST224, 224P, 227P
they gave me 589793501 for the updated belt, but a 1/2 x 35 1/4" belt is the same thing and you can get them local to you. thanks for the help
 
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