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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rdh, Feb 12, 2001.

  1. rdh

    rdh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    why are belt so high at the dealers ?

    they are cheaper at auto parts stores .

    dealer sells for $40.

    auto sells for $15 this is the defferance in my mower.
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    And you can buy the same bely wholesale for abou 8 bucks.
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    The factory belts for Choppers are different than after market belts that I can find. The difference is in where the Cords are located. A belt that has to make back bends such as a deck belt and the one that comes from the motor to the deck, need the cords in the center. The after market belts I have gotten didn't last nearly as long as the belts that came on it from the factory, since the cords are on the outside of the belt. This is why I went back to belts from the dealer.
  4. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    There are some parts I think you are better off in the long run,going with oem. As far as blades go, heavy duty aftermarket seem to work fine. Belts, I use Exmark oem.

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