hello there.. thank you for the fast responses, and warm welcomes! I can't get any info from anybody in my area. If i stand in front of the blade, the blade turns towards me at the carriage fowarder and reverser lever (operator station), and mill tracks are on the right of me. Meaning I have a right hand mill, right? the blade shaft has to turn counter clockwise. Although the (flat) belt that runs from the blade shaft to the carriage shaft has a twist in it, meaning it has to run clockwise, could my tractor pto shaft power the smaller carriage shaft to run the big blade shaft? I just want to avoid having to buy a big flatbelt pto pulley and 70 ft. of flatbelt if I don't have to. I hate to pump you full of questions but I have one more question for you. If I do have to use a flatbelt, will a Balers flatbelt be strong enough for it? I found some at Tractor Supply Co. Thank you for your help, Tony.