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Old 04-18-2012, 10:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by trooper Tdiesel View Post
the engine was made bolth ways, belt and gear timing.
on road is belt, off road is gear.
and no you would not want to use a gear model on the high-way.
there de rated about 30/50% for running water pumps, gen sets, welders ECT ECT
and have much lower max rpms.
The reason for using a belt isn't because of the higher revs of the on-road application, but because of noise emissions. A gear train would work awesome on your engine but it would be noisier.
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