**Husky recommends 10 degree slope - figuring that is for the lawyers considering what other people can do on these guys.
Are you saying side slopes or slopes in general.
Side slopes are a safety issue based on the possibility of creating a rollover situation. Yes, the lawyers have a hand in this one. Some LT manufacturers recommend no more than a 15° side slope. Of note is the fact that the center of gravity of an R322 is no lower than for most LTs, and the width, that makes for stability, is definitely not as wide as most 4wd GTs that are normally used for steep slopes.
Slopes in general, or directly up or down a slope, is more of an engineering concern for engine lubrication and hydro reservoir design, as well as the safety aspect. Weight transfer when going upslope results in increase rear axle traction with some risk of a backwards rollover in specific situations on steeper grades. A 30° slope is considered to be steep. The maximum grade for soil is approximately 39°.
1. Answered in the other thread.
2. A properly tensioned belt slips very little under anticipated loads. All belts do slip to a slight degree.
3. Single A-section belts have been used successfully for decades to power snow throwers/blowers which are subject to sustained engine max performance loads on GTs without undue slippage. Your hydro drive belt will not be required to handle that much power ever.
4. From what I have read in the R322 thread, no one has needed to change out the hydro drive belt in the past 5 years. From this, I deduce that it doesn't need an upgrade.
Unless you find a mechanical fault causing your issues, the logical solution may be to upgrade your R322 to a 4wd GT with a stronger hydro to handle the steep grade. I have not read of any of the other owners with a similar problem, and I have followed that thread since day one.
FYI, I've rolled my SCUT on a considerably lesser grade. I'm of an age where safety is a wee bit higher on my personal agenda and a long 30° slope is more likely to be left to go natural than to be mowed.
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