Old 10-26-2018, 08:54 AM
Frigate Sales
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Originally Posted by Capt_Rocky View Post
Motor is purchased, now time to find a 80 wide and figure out my gearing ratios. In anyone’s opinion would you use belt drive or chain? I like chain because there would be no stretch or loss of tourqe. But belt would be easier to man handle
Synchronous Belt.
They (Gates etc) make some very strong belts these days, can handle the same loads as roller chain, widths being equal. Stainless pulleys, and a non metallic belt sounds like the combo for the environment.
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