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stupid question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GrassRoots Grounds, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. GrassRoots Grounds

    GrassRoots Grounds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I have a toro w/b belt driven. Once or twice a day the drive belts squeek real bad.

    Any suggestions
  2. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,117

    WD -40 will quiet down a V belt on my truck other than that?
  3. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

    Don't use wd-40 it's a lubricant, pick up some belt dressing, it is made to help keep the belts in good condition.
  4. FLS

    FLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I've never heard a stupid question,only stupid answers.It sounds like it's time to replace the belts,or doctor them with belt dressing until you can.
  5. GrassRoots Grounds

    GrassRoots Grounds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    The belts are probably only 1 month old.
  6. Steve9

    Steve9 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 228

    Then they probably have just stretched a little and need tightened up. No big deal....
  7. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    none of these answers are right.

    the right question is: "why do you care [if the belts squeak]?

    GEO :confused:
  8. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    cut the belts off and throw them away! they wont squeek anymore!
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    Norm Al: I've seen a trend in your posts. Not many of them are helpful or encouraging. I think I would speak on behalf of most people on this board and ask you to start posting encouraging/valuable advice or to just not speak at all.
  10. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,119

    I am guessing that it is not the belts, it is probably the pivot point where the wheel pushes the belt down to drive. There isn't enough tension on the drive belts to make them squeal. WD40 or grease the pivot and see if that helps.

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