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08-29-15, 07:22 PM   #1  
Riding mower replacement belts

I have a really simple question that I have been unable to find the answer to.

My mower is a Craftsman 22 hp, 42 in. cut.

The drive belt is # 140218.
The deck belt is # 197253.

I can get 1/2" kevlar v-belts at local farm supply store in 1 or 2 inch increments but I cannot find the length of these 2 belts any where. ... not even Craftsman website.

Does anyone have access to a chart or search that can tell me the length of each of the above belts?

btw.... I know the length of the worn out, stretched belts but how many inches are they likely to stretch? I would prefer to know the length of the new belts before I make my purchase.

 
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08-29-15, 07:30 PM   #2  
This site will give you all the info.
NaviGates

 
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08-29-15, 07:37 PM   #3  
I searched for these at RCPW.com and it looks like the first is 84.5" and the second is 42".

Not 100% but if your old ones are close to those, you should be good to go.

 
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08-29-15, 08:38 PM   #4  
Thank you both for the prompt replies.

The NaviGates site seems to show the correct sizes ...

1st is 84.25" and 2nd is 101.25"

I will post the exact stretched sizes tomorrow morning just as a FYI for DIY's ;-)

 
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08-30-15, 08:43 AM   #5  
Just a side note: Those kevlar wrapped v-belts are the cat's meow. I used to have to replace the two v-belts (A64) that run the hydraulic clutch pump on my wrecker about every 3-4 months. Replaced them with the kevlar belts from Tractor Supply last August; still look like brand new and will probably get at least another year out of them.


Measure it with a micrometer; cut it with an ax.

 
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08-30-15, 09:10 AM   #6  
Harald's small engine in Montana has the belt you need.

 
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08-30-15, 02:12 PM   #7  
I will post the exact stretched sizes tomorrow morning just as a FYI for DIY's ;-)

The drive belt still measured 84" but all the rib was gone.... don't know how it was still working as long as it did;-)

The stretched deck belt measured 102 but was still working fine.

To Tow Guy: Yep, the Husky brand kevlar belts at Tractor Supply is what I wanted and what I got today ;-)

Again, thanks to everyone who replied.

 
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09-01-15, 03:43 AM   #8  
I just replaced a 70" Kevlar wrapped belt (Jason?) yesterday on an older AMF Mowing Deck (1973) because it seems to have stretched, and started slipping and I've run out of tightening adjustment. It was fine on the mower deck for about 80 hours of usage until I noticed this slipping; and from all external appearances, it still looks to be in good condition . . . . except it's shiny on the sides of the "Vee".

I applied belt dressing to the belt and quill assemblies, and that helped for a few hours; but that accumulated a mess of grass clippings and ceased to have any stick to it. I can see that the slippage occurs along the walls of the "Vee". A regular belt would have started burning (or melting) under the same circumstances.

My replacement was a 69" MTD Kevlar which was tough to install; but seems to be working fine . . . . for now.

Are Kevlar belts more likely to stretch, or is it just a function of who manufactured it ?

 
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09-01-15, 04:11 AM   #9  
I would think the Kevlar belts would be more resistant to stretching. I can tell you the ones on my wrecker hydraulic pump are kept at a pretty high tension and I don't have to keep adjusting it.


Measure it with a micrometer; cut it with an ax.

 
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09-03-15, 07:19 PM   #10  
10 Year Lack of Maintenence Maintenence

Besides the belts, I replaced blades, oil and filter, and air filters. Deck was cleaned, removed flaky rust, rust treatment and paint. Air pressure checked in tires, all zerks greased and full tank of gas. She's as ready to go as she was when new ;-)

 
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09-03-15, 09:27 PM   #11  
Belts don't really stretch. They wear and as they get narrower, they sit deeper into the pulleys and when they sit deeper, the radius around the pulley is less, so it takes less belt length to go around each pulley, giving slack or the appearance that it stretched. If you ever think one stretched, measure the length along the back side of the belt before and after it "stretched" and you will find out they are the same (or the back of your stretched one versus a brand new one from the same maker and same size). There are several cords along the back flat side of a belt like cords in a tire. If they stretch more than just a tiny fraction, they break.


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