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#1 FixItCharlie ONLINE  

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Posted May 18, 2014 - 09:46 AM

Just brought home the Ford LGT 145 I purchased on EBay. The previous owner had kept excellent paper work, all the manuals & receipts for parts & work done. The drive belt from the motor to the mower deck was not there, but also knowing the belts will need replacements eventually I started going through the receipts to see if I could find the numbers for the belts. I think I found the right ones but am not sure. One belt JAC328821 through research is shown to be 1/2" X 82" that I think would be the belt on the mower deck. The other belt JAC328891 that I found to be 1/2" X 80" now is this the belt going from the motor to mower deck or is it the other way around. Also could it be that it be neither of these belts are correct for the one going from the motor to the mower deck. I have yet to find any of this information in any of the manuals that I have looked through.





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Posted May 18, 2014 - 10:33 AM

Nice looking tractor.  I'm can't answer your question on the belts but I'm sure one of the ford guys will be along that can.

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Posted May 18, 2014 - 11:08 AM

Is the mower deck the 42" deck? Doesn't look like the 50" deck, but we should make sure.

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Posted May 18, 2014 - 01:31 PM

I have an LGT 145 with a 42" deck. The parts list for the deck shows that the cutter drive belt is JA328821 which Jacobsen lists as 1/2"x83". The parts list shows the "V engine to mower" belt as JA328891 which is listed as 1/2"x80". I have had my mower for about 15 years, and a couple of years ago I had to replace my engine to mower belt. I replaced it with a Stens 248-078 which is 78" long and it works fine. I just had the parts store measure the length of the old belt and match it, not really checking if the correct belt was on the mower when I bought it, which apparently it wasn't. Live and learn. Hope this helps.



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Posted May 18, 2014 - 02:25 PM

I just replaced the belts on my LGT 165 open side and the belt from the motor back to the mower deck is 78" and the one for the blades is 81" long. Hope this helps.


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 02:43 PM

Thank you everyone for the information. Yes it is the 42 inch deck. The one place that I have ordered parts from MFG Supply has both of these belts listed in 1/2" inch Kevlar for $19.89 each.



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Posted May 18, 2014 - 07:08 PM

nice looking tractor. Tom