It's been pouring rain all week and you are behind schedule. You are soaking wet and it's the last lawn for saturday night and if only you can get those last 5 lawns tomorrow......sigh... you'll be back on track..... You tap the PTO button and...NOTHING! "Oh $#!%, the mule drive belt has broken! ARRGGHHHH!!! Tomorrows sunday-the dealers are closed (and/or a million miles away)...so now most of monday is shot too! You spend phone time sunday morning calling all the auto parts stores that are open...only to be laughed at when you ask them if they stock a V-Belt that is 5/8x111 inches..........ARRGGHHHH!!! again... What's a poor fellow to do??? Answer: Go to Home Depot! Yep, that's right. They carry the famous Scott's mowers that are built by John Deere and the deck belt for the Scotts S1642 and S1742 riding tractors are a 5/8ths V-Belt that are actually John Deere #M110313. These belts are the 'canvas-colored' type of belt and have the white threads in them...very strong and durable! They had 4 of them in stock and they were $18. They are only about 3/4 of an inch shorter than the factory Exmark mule drive belt but with the spring loaded mule pulley the 3/4 inch difference doesn't matter....there is PLENTY of adjustment. One thing is for sure...it "saved my bacon" today...and tomorrow too. Tuesday I'll pop by my Exmark dealer and grab another one (I'll keep the JD belt as an 'emergency' belt) but this discovery saved me from losing TWO DAYS of mowing that I desperately needed in order to get my schedule back together. BTW: I bought rain gear last wednesday...no stopping for rain anymore. It's supposed to start again tomorrow. I hope this helps someone who finds themselves "in a pinch" like I was last night.