Well I decided to mow my own yard after I got done with one this afternoon. Well let's say this, a leaf spring on my trailer broke coming home, but I was still able to pull it, it just sags on one side. so I get the mower off, start mowing my yard and I get almost done with one side and I hear what I thought was a gum ball, like, then a poof liek when you hit an ant bed. Only thing is I didn't hit an ant bed, about 10 feet after that noise I roll to a stop. Part of the drive belt is dragging behind the mower, and the rest is wrapped all aroudn the pulleys, mainly the left side hydro. It came apart liek a recp tire would, the outer layer just peeled off and wrapped around the pulleys. It was right at 5:50 when this happened so dealer was gone. I am goign to call first thing in the morning and get a belt ordered because I don't imagine he has any in stock seeing as he didn't have oil filters in stock. So my question is, howl ong does it take for a belt to get to the dealer, in Hope, Arkansas from Hesston, Kansas. Also, how often does this occur? Is it an every 18.2 hour deal like the first belt was or should it last longer? This belt looks cheaper than the deck belt just by looking at whats left. I am going to tell him to get 2, so I can have a spare. This is not a good start to the week, because it takes 2 days for leaf springs to get here and then the mower, and I have a cemetery and I know 3 yards to do this week, plus my wisdom teeth ome out Friday morning and the doc says no mowing Friday or Saturday.