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  1. #1

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    Sep 2017
    2010 LTX 1040

    Careful buying belts from Tractor Supply

    Drive belt was slipping on the mower again. Go to the TSC website, type in the belt part number, and the belt comes up, but it's a different number. And I'm the description it said this is the new part number for that belt. So i I go to the store, find the belt, pay 29.99, go to put it on, about 3 inches too short. So right now I'm madder than a wet hen, Look on the cub Cadet website and I see nothing about the part number changing. So I called Cub cadet, and they confirmed that the belt number had not been changed. Luckily I found a MTD belt $5 more, but it will fit..


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    Apr 2016
    Hustler Raptor SD54, Huskee 46, Huskee 54, and an army of walk behinds

    Re: Careful buying belts from Tractor Supply

    Some aftermarket belts are OK, some are not.
    I have found that, with regard to MTD drive belts, it is best to use OEM belts.
    Length differences aside, the angle of the "V" taper is apparently unique to MTD belts.
    I had installed an "equivalent" belt on my MTD variable speed drive mower and had to
    virtually shut the engine off in order to shift from forward to reverse, as the slightly different
    taper of the belt would not release from the drive pulleys.

    Deck belts may be fine to sub, but I stay with OEM on those as well.
    Your Cub Cadet was probably made by MTD.
    You can lead a man to water, but you can't keep him from pissing in it. ROLL TIDE

  4. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Victa slashers & Push , Rover Rancher II's, Cox ( several ) & White LT120 + GT 200

    Re: Careful buying belts from Tractor Supply

    The only cross refference that you can trust is Gates.
    Their web site recognises nearly all of the mower companies part numbers and brings up an EXACT equivalent if Gates makes one ,
    It will also recognise most USA belt makers part numbers, Rotary part numbers, Stens part numbers, most car part numbers .
    Try it with the wrong belt and see what comes up.

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    Aug 2015
    Toro/Cub Cadet/Kubota

    Re: Careful buying belts from Tractor Supply

    Thanks for that link, Bert.

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