Deck Belt Longevity

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by morin3, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. morin3

    morin3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    What kind of longevity is every one getting out of the mower deck belts? I have a Husquvarna LZ5227 shich has gone through two deck belts in approximately 450 hours. The dealer says that this is normal?

  2. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,128

    The original deck belt on my Hustler finally busted at about the 450 hour mark.
  3. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,288

    The original deck belt on our 48" Lazer HP finally blew at 2,000 hours. Our other mowers have all lasted 1,200 or more before they went bad.
  4. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,445

    It's a weaker belt than scag/exmark. Our 27/61 husky rips them up in under 400 hours. They stretch out.

    Our scag turf tiger went (I think) over 1000 hours and was still in good shape but we popped the idler spring and damaged the belt.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I'm easily getting over 1,000 hours from deck belts on my Dixies.
  6. CRF500

    CRF500 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    I use my mower for heavy, heavy cleanups I have not broke one yett but I could never get 1200 hours out of one.

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