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    EBAY PTO belt...

    Gentlemen, you get what you pay for here. In my infinite wisdom of trying to save a buck, I (reluctantly) ordered a PTO belt for my 797, off of EBAY. Well, it had a very attractive price of $22.
    I installed it today. I commenced to cutting my lawn today. 1/4 of the way into that act, the belt snapped/broke/frayed/failed etc. etc. etc. Straight up garbage!
    I e-mailed the seller, requesting a full refund. Even unreinforced, it should last a good bit longer than 30min.

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    Two ends on the right are JD OEM reinforced, one on the left is EBAY special (branded; 8TEN)

    Any recommendations besides the $62 OEM belt? (found one for $53, ordered it, grass is getting long!)
    John Deere Original Equipment V-Belt #TCU16495 848756045469 | eBay


    EDIT OEM belt for 777 and 797, is part# TCU16495
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    Any recommendations beyond the factory JD belts? Nope....

    JD has always had the best belts. Their criteria and high standards also mean you get the most durable belts available. In some cases you canít get the correct belt/sheave angles with aftermarket belts.

    IMHO, you wonít ever save any money buying anything but JD belts for JD equipment.
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    ah you set belt tension too tights, no refun for you! ah you set belt tension too loosy, no refun for you!

    Looks like 8Ten means 8 to 10 minutes of life, that one lasted 3 times that.

    Nothing works better on a JD than a JD belt. Proven once again.
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    Just me, but if the PTO belt takes anything more than 1 hour to change start to finish, I'd just buy the OEM belt. I break things down into how much B.S. and redoing of a job do I want to deal with.

    Suggestion: see if your dealers offers a different belt manufacturer...

    "You can pay with time or you can pay with money, you're going to pay with something."

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    I hate the price of the Deere belts but that is all I will buy. I think Iíve actually only had to buy 1 in my lifetime and that was for a 332 that I was refurbishing and put a new belt on it but really didnít have to.

    You do get what you pay for with Deere belts.

    The only belt drive I have now is my 62D deck. I would normally have a spare hanging on the shelf but canít bring myself to do it at $95. If I need one I can get one in a couple days. Iím not mowing commercially any more so itís not a big deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDrew View Post
    ah you set belt tension too tights, no refun for you! ah you set belt tension too loosy, no refun for you!

    Looks like 8Ten means 8 to 10 minutes of life, that one lasted 3 times that.

    Nothing works better on a JD than a JD belt. Proven once again.
    LMFAO!
    Atleast in my defense, all belt tension is done by spring loaded pulleys.

    I like that though, 8TEN, is purely the life expectancy of their belt. LMAO!! I got triple the life out of it, whats the problem?!?!
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    [72" KK box blade, 72" KK landscape rake, 72" Titan pine straw rake, 72" Express Steel snow pusher{XP24}, 60" KK tiller, 60" rotary cutter, middle buster, boom pole]
    2004 JD 797 (29hp Kawasaki) Z-Trak, 72" 7-Iron deck, Mulch blades, Carlisle AT101's.
    Stihl: MS250C/18", FS70R, HS45/18".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDSwan87 View Post
    Just me, but if the PTO belt takes anything more than 1 hour to change start to finish, I'd just buy the OEM belt. I break things down into how much B.S. and redoing of a job do I want to deal with.

    Suggestion: see if your dealers offers a different belt manufacturer...

    "You can pay with time or you can pay with money, you're going to pay with something."

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    PTO Belt only takes about 10min to swap, and that includes getting tools out, and jacking the ass end up.

    Lesson learned though. OEM JD belts it is from now on. I bought this machine used with 990hrs on it. I'm up to almost 1200rs now. I have no idea how long the OEM belt was on there before I got it.
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    1997 JD 870 (28hp Yanmar), FWA, R1's, 300x loader, 61" bucket, 42" Titan forks, Pat's Easy Change.
    [72" KK box blade, 72" KK landscape rake, 72" Titan pine straw rake, 72" Express Steel snow pusher{XP24}, 60" KK tiller, 60" rotary cutter, middle buster, boom pole]
    2004 JD 797 (29hp Kawasaki) Z-Trak, 72" 7-Iron deck, Mulch blades, Carlisle AT101's.
    Stihl: MS250C/18", FS70R, HS45/18".

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    That was probably the original belt.
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    Never a bad idea with a well used machine to replace the tension springs along with the new belt. They aren't that expensive and should help derive best lifespan of the new belt.
    What about the pulleys? Still have good profile?
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    On my old Gravely ZTR I used Gates replacement belts - they are top shelf quality. I just did a major service on it getting ready to sell and unfortunately I couldn't source all of them from Gates, the long one from the engine shaft to the mower deck is some brand I've never heard of but at least it's not from eBay - got it on Amazon.

    This thread got me to thinking about getting a spare set for my new Z945M - I don't even have a clue how many belts it has. My Gravely has five.
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