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I found out the belt was directional AFTER I had put a new OEM belt on Sat. and had put everything back together.
I pulled it all apart again yesterday to make sure the arrows on the belt pointed to the rear of the Rhino....50-50 chance and I got lucky.
Just posting this so others who (like me) did not know the belt was directional will not have the same waste of time or a belt problem....does it really make a difference which way the belt goes? Anyone have a problem with a backwards belt?
 

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I'm sure there is some high tech engineerd reason?...should work eather way?...but why chance it...probley how the layers are bonded together kind of the V shape tread on directional tires
 

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it's the molecular structure of the ribs on the belt. centrifugal force bonds them and makes it very strong.







hahaha that sounds pretty good eh?
 

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thats what i ment...i just didn't know how to spell it
 

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It Probably has to do with the way the reinforcing fabric is wrapped in the construction process. That and the way the belt will stretch and expand under load. I suppose it would make a slight difference in how well the belt survives some extreme abuse.
 

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from what i know (heard), the belt is not directional. the reason for the arrow is for a reference point to put the belt back on the same way if you have to take it off.
 

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from what i know (heard), the belt is not directional. the reason for the arrow is for a reference point to put the belt back on the same way if you have to take it off.
This is what i have read.....heard.







But Dan's story is waaaaaaaaay better!!
 

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ill agree with that lol
 
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