Need new belts...troubled

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lorge, May 25, 2005.

  1. Lorge

    Lorge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I need to replace the 2 drive belts on my Toro Walk Behind 44" Floating Deck. I ordered the standard replacement belts from and they were too big. The replacement oem # in supply catalogs is different from the number on my belts. In mowmore and j-thomas the number is 51-4290. My belt says OEM 104-8152 or Dayco 41-0945 on it. I wanna find an aftermarket manufacturer of the belt so I don't get ripped paying the price of around $60 per belt if I get the toro replacements from my local dealer. Help would be appreciated.
  2. Gibs

    Gibs LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Messages: 70

    i had to replace one of mine and the toro dealership here closed soo i had to order a belt threw a bearing company and cost me 30$ a belt canadian and that was like shipped overnight and they charged me more but still came to like 30$...
  3. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    Lorge,look for a place in your area that sells belts and or bearings,you will probably pay a third less.If you cant find one,you can send me an old belt and i can match it up for you if you like.....let me know.
  4. Lorge

    Lorge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Anybody else had to replace drive belts on a mower like mine?
  5. Gibs

    Gibs LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Messages: 70

    i have a 44" floating deck proline toro mower ... my belt broke and just wnet to a local bearing and belt store and they ordered me one for the next day.. you will save lots of $$ that way instead of goin threw a local toro dealer
  6. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 649

    NAPA or any parts supplier (auto, truck, or industrial) which sells Gates or Dayco.
  7. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    I guarantee they will have what you are looking for.
  8. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    I usually get my belts at Napa or Lesco.
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Don't forget, order or buy 2 or 3 at a time so you always have a spare. I never have down-time because of belts (well at least it's only down until I get the spare out the truckbox).
    Yeah, try Napa, that's where I get transmission belts for the proline myself ($12 instead of $20).
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I couldn't agree more - especially the part of having extras. Just make sure you mark on the holder what they are for, to simplify things. I am spoiled, I guess, because around here, we have a place called MESCO. It is Manufacturers Equip. Supply Co.. They have every belt and pulley you could think of. We also have a Grainger here in town. The better auto stores are a great way to go. Helpful hint; There aren't that many actual manufacturers of belts in the world. In other words, Toro is not in the belt making business.

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