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    Default Re: metric mower belts Rhino XM750/ Sitrex SM 230

    That belt on eBay doesn't look right. I ordered them today from the NAPA store, as I really want to pull the old ones before they break, and that can't be far off. They charged $52 ea. plus whatever the freight will be from Georgia. I think the belts need this pattern to handle the back bend around those idlers.

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    Default Re: metric mower belts Rhino XM750/ Sitrex SM 230

    Here's the fix I did for the rusty 'wheel axle' bolts. Though they were metric, I discovered that a 3/8 NC bolt threads freely though the metric captive nuts, if only just slightly loosely. I replaced the bolts with stainless 3 1/2" X 3/8" bolts with stainless fender washers and lock nuts, double nutting the captive nuts after the bolts were well tightened in from the top. I think this will be an okay fix, except it will make opening the belt case a bit of a pain, as I will have to remove the lock nuts each time I open the cases. I will be working on a workaround for that soon.



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    Default Re: metric mower belts Rhino XM750/ Sitrex SM 230

    Found the belt....Pix makes the correct model.

    PIX USA, Belt Cross Reference

    They're only $34 each here (this is the Pix online catalog), but they call it A-XPB2800:

    https://www.allpartsstore.com/ItemList.htm

    Even better, $11 each on Amazon!

    http://www.amazon.com/Goodyear-Engin.../dp/B00008A526

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    Default Re: metric mower belts Rhino XM750/ Sitrex SM 230

    Seems like a good price on the correct blades....did some cross-referencing, and this guy says the Caroni 7'7" blade is the same.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/CARONI-TC910...E:L:OC:US:3160

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    Default Re: metric mower belts Rhino XM750/ Sitrex SM 230

    Quick update. The first couple of uses, I managed to pop one of the belts off of the pulleys when hitting heavy grass, or lightly scalping the ground. I noticed that the two belts were obviously different ages, so the tension wasn't matched...having the loose belt correctly tensioned made the newer belt too tight (bad for the bearings).

    So, I got the Goodyear belts from Amazon....$11 each! They fit perfectly, and they aren't popping off the pulleys like the older, incorrect belts were, and I intentionally ran it through some heavy stuff to test it...no problems. The bad news is I just posted a review on Amazon, and noted they increased the price to $25 per belt. I got the last two in stock, so it's likely they were from an earlier purchase, and the prices have gone up. Still, their price is something like $9 cheaper than the next best, and I'm happy they're Goodyear belts made in the USA!

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    Default Re: metric mower belts Rhino XM750/ Sitrex SM 230

    If you don't mind me asking, what do you pull this with, I have a tc40da to do misc work with and a client that wants 5 acres mowed once a month, would this tractor pull this and would this mower do a good job mowing a field once a month? Thanks

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    Default Re: metric mower belts Rhino XM750/ Sitrex SM 230

    Quote Originally Posted by kartingdad View Post
    If you don't mind me asking, what do you pull this with, I have a tc40da to do misc work with and a client that wants 5 acres mowed once a month, would this tractor pull this and would this mower do a good job mowing a field once a month? Thanks
    Sorry for the delay in replying, I must have missed this. I've used this mower with my LS R4047 and MF 241, both of which are a bit bigger than your TC, but I'm certain you would have no problem running it with your machine. My LS had 38.5hp at the PTO, and I think your TC has maybe 5 less, but that will be more than enough.

    Overall, I think the Sitrex gives a nice cut, seems to run smooth, and hasn't given me any problems. Mine had the older pneumatic tires that I just changed over to solid rubber. I found solid replacements online, bought the correct size mounting cone, and pressed them on with a shop press...worked out pretty well in the end and cost about $175 for everything.
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    Default Re: metric mower belts Rhino XM750/ Sitrex SM 230

    To swap the tires from pneumatic to solid, I got the tires from Tiresusa for $35 each, and the mounting cone from Carefreetire for $25 (many places charge $75 for them). You need a shop press to mount the tires, but it's actually an easy process (you can watch YouTube videos on it).

    Amerityre 11x4.00-5 Smooth Solid Mower Tire - TiresUSA.com

    Mounting Cone - Carefree Tire
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