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exmark belts

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by postman, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. postman

    postman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    i got 115 hours on the belts on my exmark lazer hp 52 in under normal conditions how many hours should i expect to get on the belts thanks for the help

    postman :waving:
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    The deck belt can last for many hundreds of hours if something doesn't cut it. Gumballs and sticks are hard on them. The hydro belt is the one that needs the most attention paid to it. Once a hydro belt gets hurt in any way, its just a matter of time. I now look at that belt at least one time per week. If you see slits or missing peices in it, change it ASAP.
  3. GNRL

    GNRL LawnSite Member
    from Wi
    Posts: 51

    I believe i had between 500-600hrs on my original.Then i blew one with less than 25hrs.Now I'm between 300-400hrs and counting. :waving:
  4. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 751

    as long as you dont treat them bad like cuting tall wet grass clean your deck
    use sharp blades you should get around 500 hours on them but check them all the same anything can happen.
  5. Westbrooklawn

    Westbrooklawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 414

    Not sure if you're talking deck belt of drive belt, but when the Exmark forum was open I asked about short belt life on the drive belt. The following was the reply I received by Terry:

    "Generally the problem is lack of lubrication at the pivot and not bearing wear. Depending upon when you unit was built there may be an updated idler arm/spring/belt assy available. Your dealer can look up service sublletin number 04-04 and deterimine if your machine can benefit from any of these updates."

    May be worth looking into......

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