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Replacing Hustler Z Drive Belt??

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by LILLYLE, Feb 18, 2013.


    LILLYLE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    My drive belt popped. I went to the dealer and bought a replacement belt. Tried putting it on this afternoon and it seems to be a bit short. Can't get it onto the pulleys. I checked the belt # I bought to the one in the manul and its correct. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. Does anyone have any tips on getting the belt on the pulleys?

  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,812

    Have you matched it to the old one

    LILLYLE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Can't really match them up side by side because the old one is popped and shredded a bit. Looks to be about the same.
  4. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,251

    Im assuming the Z is pretty much the same as the SZ...
    There are holes for the tow hitch. Put some heavy string or thin rope through one of the holes and around the idler pulley or arm and bring rope back out another hole. Use the holes that line up best. Pull on the rope and it should make getting the belt over the idler pulley much easier.
  5. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 636

    correctly done. that is the reason for the 1/2 square cut out to allow the breaker bar to pull back the idler. It does sound a little tight though.

    Brian O

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