New here. Just bought my first zero turn. I have noticed that it was movnig a little slow for about 100 feet and then it would function fine. Now, it just moves slow or not at all. I checked the drive belt and it was shot so I replaced it yesterday. Still the same. I went to Tractor Supply and they did not carry a Cub Cadet belt so I had to get the cheap generic one. Could that be my problem? I searched the forums and have seen mulitple posts about bad transmissions but can not believe that both went out at the same time. I didn't think to check the idler pulley and will do that tonight. I am a pretty good wrench so I will tackle about anything I need to. I just don't want to get into more than I have to with out good information to back it up.
My old belt measured 58". The best I could tell what I needed from the belt guide at TSC was a 57". Does anyone know what the correct belt is? My model number is:RZT 22 17AA5A7P712 Serial number: 1D164G20085. Also, can someone tell me what year this is by the numbers. I haven't been able to locate a decoder online yet.