The time has come for me to replace the deck drive belt on my X304 dedicated mower. I have the 42 inch X deck that takes the M154621 belt. I see that our sponsor GreenFarmParts sells both a Deere part and one made by Stens that is said to be equivalent. The latter is $13 less expensive than the OEM part, so I have to ask if anyone here has experience with that part.
Any direct experience with the Stens belt equivalent for other Deere applications would be helpful as well. On my older Deere garden tractors I have always used factory belts due to the unique effective lengths and V angles compared to off the shelf generic belts, but this Stens unit is the exact specs of the original...so it might be worth a shot.
Thanks in advance for your input.