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    Default Replacement belt for Craftsman mower...

    Went to the Sears store with the belt number for the drive wheels for my riding mower ( Belt #161588). Was told they couldn't look up a cross based on that number and that I needed the tractor model number. Went back and was given a different number. It was too short to work properly. They didn't have the proper belt and there is no longer a parts store within 50 miles so I decided to get one on line.

    Found what was said to be a better than OEM belt on ebay from someone with good feedback
    and ordered. It lasted about 6 weeks in lighter than usual use. After it was destroyed I noticed it was marked 4L830. That's a fractional HP number thats not even close to original quality!

    I can get a type A belt from Grainger for about half of what Sears wants for one (about $18 vs. $36). This is rated for "clutching applications" so it sounds like it should be up to the task. But I don't really want to hassle with this much more so might just go for the sears belt.

    Would appreciate others comments on the best way to get a good quality belt without paying too much... Should I just order the belt from Sears.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Replacement belt for Craftsman mower...

    I have had pretty good luck with the blue colored Kevlar belts from TSC. They seem to hold up a lot better than the sears ones.

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    Default Re: Replacement belt for Craftsman mower...

    JimS, I just used lawn mower Parts and Tractor Parts for some mower parts for a neighbor of mine and the belt that was sent was very stout compared to the original equipment, so maybe you could give them a try ?? I don't recall the name on the belt at this point I wasn't disappointed with any of the parts ordered...

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    Default Re: Replacement belt for Craftsman mower...

    I got my belt at lowes look for the same mower in a husky Randy

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    Default Re: Replacement belt for Craftsman mower...

    Quote Originally Posted by DieselPower
    I have had pretty good luck with the blue colored Kevlar belts from TSC. They seem to hold up a lot better than the sears ones.
    Size up your old belt(s). The Kevlar belts at TSC are excellent, and an excellent value.

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    Default Re: Replacement belt for Craftsman mower...

    Thanks for the replies. I checked out the TSC site. I am assuming both references to TSC belts were for belts like TSC#4461224. I couldn't tell if these were blue from their website but didn't find any others...

    From the numbers these look like type "A" belts (for the 1/2" width). And the price looks good. Looks like I will be placing an order...

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