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Attex Bob

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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 10:42 pm:   

ACR I will give you my 2 cents on this subject. People will disagree with me on this I'm sure!!!!

I have an 82 8X8 with a two speed and single row #50 chain. I have never broke a chain on it. Some people complain about how weak a single row #50 chain is. Here is what I have to say to those people.

I had a Suzuki 1100 with about 110 HP and it had a #50 chain on it. The thing weighed about 900 lbs with me on it. I would wind the thing up and dump the clutch at about 4K. The thing would wheelee up so almost 110 HP was being used and transfered through the chain. I never broke that chain either.

I think my Suzuki was putting out a tad more HP than your Tecumseh!!!! So to make a long story short. A single #50 would be fine as long as it is "GOOD CHAIN". Someone must have converted it to a double roller in the past because the only time I have seen that was on a new machine.

You might just trade your neighbor!!!!!!! Or put a bigger engine in it to max out your double roller!!!!

All in all I don't think you would gain much by going to a single roller. But I know what you mean about the power of the tecumseh. They are not exactly the big blocks of the AATV world!!!!