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.
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