Are the drive and PTO belts simple rubber v-belts, or are they fabric covered? Would the newer Kevlar belts work better or give better service?
I had lousy luck with the black belts from the NAPA store. I started using the blue belts from Tractor Supply and have them on 3 different Bolens tractors. They work great. While they are not Kevlar that are heavier duty then the black rubber ones. I work the crap out of my 1256 in the winter with the snow blower and a flail mower in the summer. The belts have been on for 2 years and have never seemed to slip nor broken.Are the drive and PTO belts simple rubber v-belts, or are they fabric covered? Would the newer Kevlar belts work better or give better service?
:thanku: That makes things much simpler.I've used the belts from TSC and not paid any attention to see if they are paired. I haven't had any problems yet so I don't think it makes that much of a difference. If there is a difference my tractors haven't showed it yet.
I checked my stock of new old stock bolens belts .. and could not find what you need :sorry1:1716-570 PTO belts 42 1/2 long (pair)
1720-573 drive belts 34 long (pair) BUT 34 is way too long - I tried it.
1720-365 driven pulley -I think this was replaced with a smaller diameter, and that's why the drive belt now is too long.
I have read several people use 42 inch very well instead of the unusual 42 1/2 inch long belts.