ever tried an aftermarket 3/8 belt for the 50A deck?

Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:36 pm

I have looked several times for a replacement of the 3/8 x 79 inch deck belt for my 1650 with the 50A deck. I have never been able to find one, and with the CC belt running in the 30+ dollar range, I have been distraught. While I have gotten above average service from the CC belt, it is still a hard pill to swallow for that amount of money. I finally found a replacement. I think the number is 3L79. I bought two of them ( they were less than $10 a piece) from USA Belts and Bearings. They had them on backorder for a week, but I received them today. It is the right length/width/pitch, but not as "thick" as the CC belt and not nearly as heavy duty, but I put it on and ran it for a few minutes before darkness fell. I will keep you posted on whether its a hit or a flop.

Re: ever tried an aftermarket 3/8 belt for the 50A deck?

Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:22 am

I been using the belts from McMaster Carr with no problems yet on the mule drive and mower deck belts. I been using the McMaster belts on the S/G too.