Sorry, since I was in the Gator RSX850i discussion group I didn't think I needed to state the machine I had. If one person can complete the belt swap on an 850i in a fully equipped shop in 45 mins. I will buy a ticket. What a PITA! I'm just happy that the new belt did what I wanted it to do. My Gator has 967 miles and 133 hrs on it and was very jumping at low throttle. I couldn't even use low gear. The new belt cured the problem.
I knew what Gator you had but I've helped work on several other models and a lot depends on which Gator your working on. Some are better than others but I think the newer machines are worse.
The only reason I can change my belt so quickly now is that I've done a lot of modifications to my machine so I've disassembled it several times. I have bought or made the tools needed to do the job a bit quicker. I think the first time took a couple hours as I tried doing it by removing the minimum parts off the machine to get to the belt. Now, I've figured that it's actually quicker to do more disassembly so you have better access.
Last edited by dane; 04-19-2018 at 04:28 PM.