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  1. #1
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    JD4300, 4wd, SRT, X740, 318

    Default 54C Deck Drive Belt

    I run an X740 with a 54C shaft driven deck. Approx 500 hrs on the blade drive belt. Would there be any benefit in flipping the blade drive belt 180 on the pulleys to maybe increase the life of the belt. I think one side of the belt contacts the blade sheaves and the other side just the tensioner sheave. Not complaining about the belt life, but they aren't cheap to replace. >$75

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    Salisbury, Md
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    John Deere x720

    Default Re: 54C Deck Drive Belt

    I my opinion, it shouldn't hurt but check out Vbelts4Less.com for much less than $75. They have kvlar cords in them. If nothing else, have one for a spare.

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    Birdshill, Mb
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    JD 425 +1026r

    Smile Re: 54C Deck Drive Belt

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashe View Post
    I my opinion, it shouldn't hurt but check out Vbelts4Less.com for much less than $75. They have kvlar cords in them. If nothing else, have one for a spare.
    It is good to be proactive, however, on my 425, I have about 1200 hours on a 20 year old 54 inch deck with the original belt. These belts are awesome and indestructible if used appropriately. I would only consider changing the belt if there was obvious wear and threat of failure, like in your car or truck.

    Now I am going a bit off-topic. Too bad JD does not make an auto for our highways, we would be truly "going green" in more ways than one (excuse the pun). We wouldn't be using valuable resources and filling junk yards with our old cars.

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