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Got a burn blister on my wallet

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I was at the JD dealer the other day, and decided while I was there to pick up a deck belt (that goes between the blade sheaves) for my X748. I didn't need one, but figured I'd have it in case I broke the one that's on the mower. I certainly hope the original lasts a long time; $75 and change for the belt. I guess because it's the only belt on that tractor, they want to get more for it:fing20:
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This IS a stout belt, sort of a double "V", looks like it would work "inside out". I keep the sheaves clear of debris and grease them religiously (I burn candles and chant while doing it). I've kicked the belt twice, from sticks getting trapped while mowing. The last time, it knicked the belt just a little, and that's what got me to thinking about having a spare around, as much as I mow. I think the original has a lot of life left, though.

My GT235 has three belts, and I've replaced all of them once already, and the mower drive belt (PTO to deck) twice, at 450 hrs. I'm over halfway there with the X748, so I wanted to be ready, JIC.
... Do you run your Deck with your Belt covers on or off ??? I took mine off the very first day ...

I also took mine off as soon as I got the tractor home. I learned from the GT235 how bad they pack up.
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