What is a secondary mower belt?

What is a secondary mower belt?

It is specially manufactured for use with riding lawn mowers. This is the the belt that is attached to the transmission pulley helping to drive the unit. Inspect belts periodically and replace them as needed to maintain peak performance.

What is a hydro pump belt?

Hydro belts, transaxle drive belts, hydrostatic drive belts and ground drive belts. Whatever you call it, its function is to transfer power from the engine to the transaxles, powering the drive wheels on a zero turn lawn mower.

What is the difference between a drive belt and a deck belt?

The “drive” belt (the one that makes the machine move) is 532178138. The primary belt deck belt runs from the electric clutch to the deck is 532174368 and the secondary deck belt that runs from pulley to pulley on the deck is 532180808. Model numbers make a huge difference on lawn mowers.

What is primary drive belt?

The term “Primary Mower belt” implies that there would be a “Secondary Mower belt”, and that might be different depending on which mower deck the tractor has if there were multiple mower decks available for that model tractor. Replace the drive belt with a manufacturer-approved replacement part if it’s worn or broken.

Do hydrostatic mowers have a drive belt?

The Hydro-Gear® transaxles on an Ariens® zero turn lawn mower are not directly driven by the lawn mower engine itself, but by a belt. The transaxle drive belt is routed through an engine pulley, idler pulleys and the pulleys on the top of the transaxles.

Can a zero turn mower be pushed?

The John Deere Z425 zero turn lawn mower operates on two separate drive systems for each drive wheel. Because of this, it can be extremely difficult to push if the mower fails to start. Not to worry, there are hydraulic release valves that allow the Z425 to free wheel making easy to push.

Why do I need to replace my belt on my ExMark lawn mower?

Your Exmark Owner’s Manual is a great resource for information about belt inspection, adjustment and replacement. Proper tension is a critical factor in the durability of deck drive belts. Loose belts can slip or spin on the pulleys, reducing their lifespan considerably.

What kind of SBR is used in ExMark belts?

Exmark uses SBR only in low speed applications. Our material of choice for v-belts is neoprene. It may cost more, but neoprene’s tolerance for higher temperatures makes it a far better choice. Neoprene does a great job of maintaining its flexibility over a higher temperature range.

What’s the take up tolerance for an ExMark belt?

Unlike the classic “horseshoes and hand grenades” principle – simply getting close to the target is not good enough when it comes to the right belt dimension. Exmark designs for only 2% take-up tolerance, leaving very little room for error.

What should I do after replacing my belt on my lawn mower?

It’s especially important to stay on-top of tension following belt replacement. In the initial hours of use after a belt is replaced, it “fits-in” to the pulleys. During this time, regular adjustments likely will be necessary to keep it properly tensioned.