How often replace mower deck belt?
Do you find yourself replacing your mower belts every year? If so, something is most likely wrong. You shouldn’t need to replace belts every year, or more in one year. A common cause of belt breakage is excessive grass clippings on the deck.
How tight should my mower belt be?
Roughly, starting out about as tight as an alternator belt, maybe an inch of play side to side So, tight but not super tight, hard to explain it just takes practice. Too tight is no good, I find if it’s tight enough where it doesn’t slap around at all then it’s also too tight, ain’t life grand.
What is AV belt on a lawn mower?
One belt connects the transmission of the lawn tractor to the driveshaft pulley and the other belt connects the mower deck to the driveshaft pulley. Both belts, usually made of Kevlar and of a V-groove construction, vary greatly in length on just about every make and model.
How do you know if your lawn mower belt is bad?
These signs show when a mower belt could experience failure and needs replacement as soon as possible:
- The belt has side wall damage. Mower belt edges should be smooth and even throughout the entire length of the belt.
- The belt has a glazed or burned sidewall.
- The belt is cracked.