This weekend I installed my 50 inch deck on my ford 145 LGT repower. Although it's a repower, it is an original PTO mounted in the original position- so the belts should be the same as original. I haven't used the deck in on over 5 years. Greeeeeezed up the bearings and mower deck wheels, sharpened my blades, installed the mule drive, and my old belts. Even mowed the front lawn!
The "PTO to deck" belt is stretching and about to give up the good fight. The deck belt itself is good and I have an extra.
I went to my collection of misfit belts. The only part number I have written down is a new holland 856179935 in the original cardboard belt holder- which I labelled as "deck belt", which I would assume would mean literally- DECK BELT, but in this "deck belt" holder is stashed an even older dry rotted "pto-deck belt", so in my infinite wisdom, I don't know if that's a deck belt or a pto-deck belt number.
Does anyone know what the number or length for a 50 inch pto-deck belt is? I did a search on this site but only came up with 42 pto-deck belt lengths. As I recall, the 50 is slightly different than the 42 inch, but I cold be wrong. From my childhood, I seem to recollect trying to stretch 42 belts onto a 50 (pto-deck), but they were slightly short and would stretch the mule pully spring bigtime and still not fit. I could be wrong. After all, it WAS 30 years ago!
Any info appreciated. Thanks!
Edited by dualresponse1731, April 30, 2016 - 06:47 PM.