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Old 08-27-2009, 12:54 PM
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deck belt

What is a good approx. of how long a deck belt should last...
I know it should be done a bout ever year or so,b ut that is based on how many lawns I cut.

So about how many HOURS ????
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:16 PM
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So about how many HOURS ????
This is one of those...It Depends... questions... I've seen deck belts last as little as a 100 hours because the engine deck was tweaked and the alignment was just off, while others can claim over 1000 hours because they take care of their machines, replace worn parts at the first sign of ware

Then there is the quality of the belts, using top of the line Gates or something made in China, OME or aftermarket

It all Depends
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:54 AM
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Tough one, my thoughts, if it aint broke dont fix it. However, if you are going through belts in less than 100 hours or so, you better check to see what is causing the problem.
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:26 PM
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This is one of those...It Depends... questions... I've seen deck belts last as little as a 100 hours because the engine deck was tweaked and the alignment was just off, while others can claim over 1000 hours because they take care of their machines, replace worn parts at the first sign of ware

Then there is the quality of the belts, using top of the line Gates or something made in China, OME or aftermarket

It all Depends
kindda figureed there is a lot of variables...but was trying to get that range


100= bad

500+ good
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:49 PM
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100= bad

500+ good
Here in South Jersey, a season would run 300 to 500 hours so anything under 300 I think would be bad. April to November
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