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Introducing: Phoenix Distribution

Posted by Karen West on 11/27/2018 to News
Introducing: Phoenix Distribution
Phoenix Pulleys, Bearings & Belts has been your trusted source for mechanical motion replacement parts for years - but we do more than just sell pulleys, bearings and belts! We are a nationwide distributor for domestic and international supplier of various mechanical motion parts and we also offer various value-added services to help Suppliers, Retailers, OEMs and Distributors sell to more customers!

What is a Drive Pulley?

Posted by Crystal Carr on 10/22/2018 to Guides
What is a Drive Pulley?
You know the thing you're holding is a v-groove drive pulley because that's what your owner manual says. But what is a drive pulley, anyway?

A drive pulley is a pulley that is attached to a power source, that when in use puts force on a belt (or cable or chain). The belt is connected to an output, which will then spin. This is called power transmission.

All by themselves, they won't give you the drive to wake up early and use your snowblower and clear the driveway, but used with other components, they'll sure make the job easier!

End-of-the-Season Mower Maintenance

Posted by Crystal Carr on 10/16/2018 to Guides
End-of-the-Season Mower Maintenance

You care about your zero-turn mower’s wellbeing – it’s been providing a smooth cut of your grass all summer – making your lawn the envy of the neighborhood. So you know it deserves a good thorough cleaning before it beds down for winter.  Did you know that grass stops growing at around 50 degrees Fahrenheit? Up north in the beautiful White Mountains, New Hampshire has just had its very first frost of the season: No mow summer for us, that’s for sure.

For us, it’s time to turn in our pruning sheers and our beautifully manicured lawns, and start prepping for the long winter ahead.  That include some outdoor power equipment maintenance. Are you asking yourself, “What kind of maintenance does my lawnmower need before winter?”

We’re here to help.

Fast and Free Shipping with Phoenix!

Posted by Crystal Carr on 8/27/2018 to News
Fast and Free Shipping with Phoenix!
Enjoy Fast & Free Shipping
on nearly every item in our store!


We know you don't want to be spinning your wheels while you wait around for your parts - that's why we've found new ways to get your order to you faster than ever before, without having to drive to a store!


All of our Genuine OEM Replacement Pulleys for the brands you love like John Deere, Husqvarna, MTD, and Toro, have free shipping, no offer code needed! Orders will be delivered within 1-4 business days, and most will arrive in just two!  We bet it won't take too long for our customers to (Bore) adapt to fast, free, shipping. But what does it mean when we say "nearly" every item ships free? Nothing scary, we promise!

Pulley Dimension Definitions

Posted by Crystal Carr on 8/16/2018 to Guides
Pulley Dimension Definitions
What do all the terms for pulleys, bearings, and belts mean?  Throughbore, offset, flanges, diameters, shoulders... It can be tricky navigating all the technical jargon thrown around when trying to pick out your perfect replacement product. While we have a handy guide on how to measure your pulley, sometimes what is needed is a nice detailed description.

In Engineers We Trust

Posted by Crystal Carr on 7/18/2018 to News

Here at Phoenix, we get a lot of calls to 1-800-776-9315. People wanting to make sure they have found the right Genuine OEM Replacement Pulley for their Scag mower, needing help measuring their pulley, or wanting to verify stock on our timing pulleys. We love these calls. We are happy to help with these kinds of questions at any hour of the day.

We also get the occasional email or phone call requesting advise on which size pulley to use when starting a new project. A recent caller with just such a question turned out to be designing an industrial automatic coffee grinder. Our intrepid innovators usually begin with, “I’ve got a 5 horsepower motor with a ¾” shaft, and I want to know what size pulleys to buy to get 300 RPM.”

Pulleys in Power Transmission

Posted by Crystal Carr on 7/3/2018 to News
As discussed in the previous riveting[1] article, there are really two main pulley “types”. See "What is a pulley?" for more info.

The most commonly seen in your day-to-day is the pulley used to move objects from one place to another, typically in block-and-tackle format and using a rope or wire that is pulled. For example, if you've ever gone zip lining, you might have been using a system sort of like that.

plastic wire pulley designed for ziplining or exercise equipment

What is a pulley?

Posted by Crystal Carr on 6/26/2018 to News

Have you ever heard of a simple machine? It’s something you might have been quizzed on in middle school, but don’t worry, just by reading this blog, you’ll get a gold star for the day! Every day, you interact with simple machines, from opening your bedroom door (wheel-and-axle doorknob) to using a knife to slice your bagel (wedge).

They're in your car, your home, and even your own body. Here, for instance, is a lever:

 

Shut The Barn Door! Get 15% off

Posted by Crystal Carr on 6/19/2018 to News
Shut The Barn Door! Get 15% off
Do you have an old barn with a busted door hanging on old, clunky rollers? Or, similarly, an upscale loft in the middle of an urban landscape, but you've been thinking about how you'd like to be more country retro-chic on a  budget?

You're in luck! We have pulleys that can help!


In the Groove: The Best Pulley for your V-Belt

Posted by Crystal Car on 6/12/2018 to Guides
In the Groove: The Best Pulley for your V-Belt
When you’re searching for a general purpose drive or idler, the most difficult and confusing part can be determining how a specific pulley will work with your belt.

Most of us are not designing machinery to precisely traverse interdimensional portals into alternate realities. Probably. So an engineering degree is not necessary to pick out most replacement pulleys.

Genuine Original Equipment Manufacturers and You

Posted by Crystal Carr on 5/25/2018 to News
It’s all over our site, it’s all over every site you’ve looked at so far this morning on what is turning out to be more annoying than that homework assignment you didn’t do in high school. Genuine OEM Replacement. What’s it all mean? Why does it matter? Let’s get into some weeds and rip them outta the dirt.

Customize Your Pulley: How to use Multiple Bore Options

Posted by Crystal Carr on 4/26/2018 to News
Customize Your Pulley: How to use Multiple Bore Options

Many of our customers are building custom jobs in their workshop or fixing their busted equipment. Electric motors, fan systems, compressors, old lawnmowers, or innovations in perpetual motion?  Sometimes a standard pulley is just not going to work. Phoenix is your one-stop for idlers and drives, sure, but we also don’t want inventory rows that go on and on forever.

This brings us to the happy solution: Multiple Bore Options.

What does it mean for you? How does it work? Why do we have so many options? Let’s bore deep into this topic!


Filter your Search results for the Ultimate in Pulley Choice!

Posted by Crystal Carr on 4/18/2018 to News

It’s the long awaited sequel to the smash hit, How to Find the Right Replacement Pulley: Trim Down Your Search Results!

Let’s say you’re working on a new project and don’t have one specific pulley in mind. Maybe you have an inch or two of give on the Outside Diameter of your drive sheave, but it has to fit on a 1” shaft. Unfortunately, searching for “5-6 drive 1 ID” isn’t going to get you any useful results. The internet might think you’re looking to go somewhere on May 6 under an assumed name.

How to Find the Right Replacement Pulley: Trim Down Your Search Results

Posted by Crystal Carr on 4/10/2018 to News

So, you’re looking for a pulley, and finally, you’ve come to the right place – Phoenix: Pulleys Bearings & Belts are the experts you’ve been dreaming of for years, we’ve got more pulleys for sale than you can throw a belt at!

You may have been searching for hours by this point, and are plain fed up with the internet in general -  so we’ve compiled here a few tips for navigating our site to take away some of the tension you’re feeling.

The good news? You’ve already completed Step 1 by coming to the best place online for replacement pulleys in lawn mowers, snow blowers, and small engines.

Welcome to the New Phoenix Pulleys Website!

Posted by Karen West on 3/21/2018 to News
We at Phoenix Pulleys, Bearings & Belts have had a busy past few months! We know you love ordering replacement parts from Phoenix Pulleys and we've made upgrades to our site to make it easier for you!