Where to Buy Cheap V-Belt?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Jason F, May 12, 2016.

  1. Jason F

    Jason F LawnSite Member
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    I have an Exmark Metro 36" walk behind, the v-belt part number is 1-323288, 49 3/4" x 1 1/8". I've checked out vbeltsonline, vbelts4less, vbeltsupply, as well as local parts stores and auto stores. The ones online are $25 and up, and no one seems to have them locally (or they're even more expensive) except Ag-Pro and they have screwed me twice and I don't intend to do business with them again.
     
  2. ericg

    ericg LawnSite Silver Member
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    Do you have a Grainger or Fastenal by you? Bring the belt with you.
     
  3. OP
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    Jason F

    Jason F LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Nearest Grainger is 45 minutes away and theirs is $80 apiece. 2 Fastenals in town and neither have it. My best price is Ag-Pro at $8 or $16 apiece, I forget. Looks like I'm going to have to use them this one time.... The only other option is vbeltsupply and it's $21.66 apiece but have to order and wait.
     
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    Jason F

    Jason F LawnSite Member
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    Ended up buying them on vbeltsupply, total of $53.33 for 2 with shipping. Not happy, but I'd rather do that than support this Ag-Pro. Oh well.
     
  5. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Alabama
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    Why does no one use EBAY lol you checked there everythings better getting from there blades, belts, filters etc fraction of these crap parts dealers or buying from a dealer locally.
     
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    Jason F

    Jason F LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I just checked, and couldn't find anything cheaper than what I found, but thanks for the suggestion! I tried looking for 49 inch vbelt but many of them weren't actually 49 inches, and none were 1 1/8 wide.
     
  7. TrainingWheels

    TrainingWheels LawnSite Silver Member
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    Tractor Supply?

    BR,

    ~TW
     
  8. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Alabama
    Messages: 5,962

    The skew number on parts constantly get update so check again run current skew and check results for updated #'s but belts you can usually get cheaper also on there I know blade belt for my 54" I can get almost $40 cheaper. I get triple sets of OEM excellent quality blades off there for the price of one at a dealer. My G6's came from there as well I think I paid $43 for a set for my 54"


    How much is at your dealer? I'm seeing them as low as $37 on ebay
     
  9. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    It is what it is. I dont like putting money out but Be happy you got an oem replacement that fits. Ive gotten the wrong belt before etc
     
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    Jason F

    Jason F LawnSite Member
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    Dealer wants amost $80 apiece. I've called to every store in the area--auto, tractor, parts, box store, etc--and the cheapest they have it is $30. Ag-Pro had them for $8 apiece but I'd rather burn my money than give it to them the way they've done me. They're just pieces of rubber in my mind, so I want them for $5-10 apiece, maybe I'm unreasonable, haha. Wouldn't be the first time.
     

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