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#1 UncleWillie OFFLINE  

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Posted April 04, 2016 - 10:08 PM

I had to look up the belt for the Falcon to get the length. I have never noticed the average installation time on Sears Parts Direct.

 

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Do these people install them with their toes?


Edited by UncleWillie, April 04, 2016 - 10:09 PM.

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Posted April 04, 2016 - 10:11 PM

Apparently not the same guy always Installs those belts. I could easily have one belt on in nine minutes. However, that does not include the 1 hour minimum shop charge. :poke:

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Posted April 04, 2016 - 10:41 PM

RED requires that the deck be removed, Electric PTO removed, Several belt keepers removed from the front, then at the transaxle several more guides need removed. I usually replace the drive belt at the 2 year service when I fill the transaxle with 00 grease and do a winter refresh. 


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Posted April 05, 2016 - 12:45 AM

RED requires that the deck be removed, Electric PTO removed, Several belt keepers removed from the front, then at the transaxle several more guides need removed. I usually replace the drive belt at the 2 year service when I fill the transaxle with 00 grease and do a winter refresh.


On this teactor I can do it in 10 minutes tops. No way it is an hour.

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Posted April 05, 2016 - 08:55 AM

Which belt are we talking about?  Deck, Deck Drive or the Drive belt it's self?  I've had some Drive belts on tractors that required the whole rear end of the tractor be disassembled, deck removed, PTO removed, tensioner disassembled.  So an hour on a drive belt does seem reasonable especially if someone has not done it before.



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Posted April 05, 2016 - 09:10 AM

Not everyone is a skilled tractor mechanic like most of us :dancingbanana:

 

Some belts are a PAIN!  My buddy tore up the deck belt on his husky thing.  It took me forever to get the deck off, 5 minutes to route the belt after cleaning out about 20lbs of grass clippings, and another forever to get the deck back on.  I belt I struggled with that thing for 2 hours!  I COULD not get the rear belt drive pulley to line up with the bracket and then slide the belt through the tiny slot.  Doing it alone, laying down on one side, moving it around, getting up, moving around again...

 

Maybe I need to turn in my skilled tractor mechanic card..


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Posted April 05, 2016 - 10:43 AM

This is the drive belt.

 

Since this is the description for the belt for this tractor, the amount of time it takes to do it for another one is immaterial. I just found it hilarious that what takes about 10 minutes is listed as an hour+.






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