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Old 09-09-2006, 02:11 PM
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I'd say they usually just go get them right from the Lesco dealer because they are an excellent belt that's exact replacement and more importantly they don't have a dealer trying to charge them $90-$100 or more each for belts.
Only reason I mentioned that is because we are the service center for the lesco dealer. You would be surprised at the markup on some of the Lesco parts. I know I was. I had to get the pulley that goes on the engine to drive the hydros for an old Viper I was putting a new engine on because the old one was siezed to the shaft. MSRP on the pulley was like 50 bucks. It cost me about 8. Most of their parts are a little more in line, but that is rediculous markup.

1/2...hmmm, that is narrow then. Most of the brands usually run 5/8 belts for the blades...and 1/2 for the Hydro. Although Ferris is odd that way and runs a pair of 1/2 inch belts to the hydros...
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Old 09-09-2006, 02:21 PM
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Mr. pugs, what kind of problems have you seen with the Z2 that makes you say they have certain problems to early that they should not have?
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:23 PM
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Only reason I mentioned that is because we are the service center for the lesco dealer. You would be surprised at the markup on some of the Lesco parts. I know I was. I had to get the pulley that goes on the engine to drive the hydros for an old Viper I was putting a new engine on because the old one was siezed to the shaft. MSRP on the pulley was like 50 bucks. It cost me about 8. Most of their parts are a little more in line, but that is rediculous markup.

1/2...hmmm, that is narrow then. Most of the brands usually run 5/8 belts for the blades...and 1/2 for the Hydro. Although Ferris is odd that way and runs a pair of 1/2 inch belts to the hydros...
Yeah $50 for a pulley sounds nuts...

I usually find any Lesco part I look up to be less than what I was expecting due to my past dealings with local dealers... the hometown boys. I find their parts prices reasonable considering...

As far as the belt width, remember I am measuring belts that are 14 months old. Since the width is not specified, I have no way of knowing how much they have worn down.
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:42 AM
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I said I 'havent" had belts slipping!
Belts do stretch! May take more than a month of hard work but they do stretch!

Im going to correct myself here, there are 3 zerks on the JD shaft, not one!
just wanted to let all know that i used a hustler z/kaw 25 60" for over 5 seasons with the original belts and never had to change the tension on the deck. this was for home use mowing 8 acres and had 146 hours on it.

did replace all the spindle bearings. one zerk was busted upon receipt and went unnoticed for 3 seasons. by the time it was noticed there must have been too much wear.
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