Tranny belts on walker

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ShortCuts, Oct 20, 2000.

  1. ShortCuts

    ShortCuts LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 38

    This is a question for walker owners. Today my day was cut short after a tranny belt broke. The machine only has 80 hours on it. I was on a sidehill that slopes down to a pond. I was lucky i didn't lose the thing. We had to tow it out with truck. I was just curious if tranny belts have gone on any of your machines?
     
  2. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    I have a new 26efi and the belt that is behind the blade drive belt blew this year at around 120 hours I think. That was quick. My ground drive belt is ready to go as I hear it squealing and I have a loss of power up hills. 180 hours on this one.

    All I can say is keep a spare set handy. Good Luck.
     
  3. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    I always keep a spare close by. The tranny belts are easy to change, I usually change it half way thru the season. Now you know to keep an eye on it, and be ready with a spare. My Walker has been a very worth while investment now going on 9 yrs.
     
  4. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    We havent had any problems with our Walkers. But like MJB keep all spare belts in your truck. PS take belt to dealer to see if it was defective, although not a Walker problem due to they are probly universal belt and fits other mowers he should help.
     
  5. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,910

    I have 70 hrs on my Walker and have only broken one belt while playing in a ploughed field. I now keep a spare set and will probally replace the belts this winter just to save downtime.
     
  6. LJ lawn

    LJ lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 356

    i just replaced mine this weekend,lasted all season.belt grip helps if you want to nurse it along for a little while longer.
     

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