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#1 trackcar OFFLINE  

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Posted July 03, 2013 - 10:17 PM

Today while mowing with my CC 2155, my pto belt that runs the deck got cut. My bad on that one. Anyway, we needed to complete the mowing before the rain came and we'll need the mower tomorrow at another location. The belt is 5/8" x 112 1/4" inches (# 754-3055A MTD) according to the store that would normally have one in stock. The best they could come up with is a generic one that is 5/8" x 112". I thought the 1/4" difference in length would be okay "in a pinch". Am I okay in that assumption??


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 12:48 AM

I would think it would work...
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Posted July 04, 2013 - 04:56 AM

Should work. I can't imagine 1/4" shorter would be that big a difference. 


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 06:00 AM

I it should work. Let us know how it worked. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 06:08 AM

The belt would normally stretch more than that. Should be fine.

Besides, considering the manufacturing tolerances of most countries making this stuff anymore, if its close, it's "close enough"... may end up buying one that is 112.25 by accident.
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Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:01 AM

Hey, I read a story woncet about using a ladies panty hose for an emergency belt for a car. You could try that and let us know how it works for you, hmmm?


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:07 AM

The belt would normally stretch more than that. Should be fine.

Besides, considering the manufacturing tolerances of most countries making this stuff anymore, if its close, it's "close enough"... may end up buying one that is 112.25 by accident.

The belt is made here in the U.S. of A. by Outdoor Power Equip.  Still cost $43 w/tax. I'm hopin' that's normal. Worked fine yesterday.


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:14 AM

Hey, I read a story woncet about using a ladies panty hose for an emergency belt for a car. You could try that and let us know how it works for you, hmmm?

I assume you have to remove the "Lady" first? :D  :D  Rick



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Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:16 AM

Really, made here?  :dancingbanana:

Wow, that's refreshing. :thumbs:



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Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:18 AM

I assume you have to remove the "Lady" first? :D  :D  Rick

I let her do that. It's quieter!!!



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Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:32 AM

I've made do with small(er) belts.  As long as you have a good idler pulley with a strong tightener spring, then you will be in great shape.

 

Ben W.


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:56 AM

Hey, I read a story woncet about using a ladies panty hose for an emergency belt for a car. You could try that and let us know how it works for you, hmmm?


It was an emergency back up to use a nylon stocking for a fan belt years ago. You twisted it tight and tied a small knot, then trimmed it so it wouldn't jump off the pulleys. You kept the speed down and you could get a few miles out of it. Usually they would stretch and come off. I got longer times when bypassing the alternator. It wasn't worth the effort unless you are really in a bad place (like her dad's curfew). Good Luck, Rick
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Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:59 AM

I assume you have to remove the "Lady" first? :D  :D  Rick

If you didn't, it would really "squeel"


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 08:00 AM

It was an emergency back up to use a nylon stocking for a fan belt years ago. You twisted it tight and tied a small knot, then trimmed it so it wouldn't jump off the pulleys. You kept the speed down and you could get a few miles out of it. Usually they would stretch and come off. I got longer times when bypassing the alternator. It wasn't worth the effort unless you are really in a bad place (like her dad's curfew). Good Luck, Rick

Wouldn't her dad be just as upset knowing you took her panty hose?


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 11:25 AM

Hey, I read a story woncet about using a ladies panty hose for an emergency belt for a car. You could try that and let us know how it works for you, hmmm?

The tough part is you need be wearing panty hose when that happens , but is does work !


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