wheel drive belt replacement - IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Grits, May 8, 2007.

  1. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    I have a Husqvarna 48 belt drive WB. I ordered the Oregon # 75-269 belts to replace the wheel drive belts. They WILL NOT fit! I took the entire side of the mower off and could not get it to fit. What is the secret? Please someone help!!!!!!!!!!:cry:
    I double checked the part number and it appears that this is the correct belt for this application.
     
  2. Mark in MD

    Mark in MD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 322

    You're sure you aren't doing something wrong, right?

    I am guessing Oregon makes after market belts?

    I personally use only geniune OEM belts for my machines, because I've learned that many times the belts won't fit correctly. It's worth the expense in saving me headaches.

    I'm just guessing Oregon is confused. I'd go buy a genuine Husqy belt for that mower, then compare the two belts.

    If they are different, I'd stop buying Oregon belts.
     
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    I do agree, I believe your best bet is to get an OEM belt and compare the two, at the very least see if the OEM fits.

    What about the old one, if it's still in one piece, can you get that one back on, just for test?
     
  4. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Yeah, I can get the old one back on. IDK, I got the belts from Mowpart. Hopefull they will do something.....these belts ain't that cheap. We'll see.
     
  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Any other suggestions?
     
  6. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Are the old belts the same length as the new ones? Test them side by side, they shouldnt be too stretched out.
     

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