Mower belt replacement - NAPA?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawnboy48195, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Lawnboy48195

    Lawnboy48195 LawnSite Member
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    I have a 36" Toro WB and I noticed my mower belt (the one that spins the blades) is almost split in half and obviously I need to replace it. Anyway, I swore I heard before that I could take that belt over to NAPA auto parts to see if they have one similar. Is this a good idea or should I just go to my local Toro dealer?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 912

    They can match them up to what you have but you have to remember that its a worn out belt that has stretched, and you have to figure out how much it has grown??? otherwise your going to be playing the guessing game. I would call your dealer and see what size it calls for then ask how much and then call napa and ask how much and go with the people that is going to save you more money.
     
  3. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    Go To Napa
     
  4. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    NAPA's a great place to buy belts.
     
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    They don't carry ones for my 48's, not the belt ones, they do carry the transmission belt thou...
    For mine it's the 4w-400 I think, anyhow take the old one with you so they can measure it.
     
  6. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 548

    First - You CAN get belts at Napa, you just need to know the size. Yes. They will be cheaper.

    That being said - belts don't stretch, the sides wear down and they sit lower in the pulleys - it just seems that they stretch.

    OE belts are more expensive but they last longer, sometimes a LOT longer than aftermarket belts. Go and try to find a belt with kevlar threads in it at napa. Most aftermarket belts have polyester threads in them.

    OE belts are also going to have the threads higher up on the "V" of the belt, to better deal with going around a backside idler.

    In the long run, you break out even. For my time, I'd rather spend more and replace less often.
     
  7. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    Belts do stretch;),as much as a inch and a half..........
     
  8. clay duncan

    clay duncan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 445

    this information is 100% correct and napa is the place to get belts.....
     
  9. 1wezil

    1wezil LawnSite Senior Member
    from tn
    Posts: 535

    Go to NAPA i went there last year and bought 2 belts for the price of one !
     

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