Why does my John Deere keep throwing the belt?

The drive belt may come off a riding mower because it is damaged or loose. If broken or worn, the belt can break while the engine runs, and it can fly off at a great velocity, which is highly dangerous. Check the belt for looseness, cracks, fraying or separation from the rest of the assembly, and replace if necessary.

How long is the drive belt on a John Deere LT160?

42 inch
8TEN Deck Drive Belt for John Deere LT160 M128733 42 inch.

What size belt does a John Deere LT160 take?

38″ 42″ DECK BELT for JOHN DEERE LT133 LT150 LT155 LT160 LT180 42C M126536

Part Number: 265-638
Pack Size: 1
Replaces (OEM): JOHN DEERE M126536
Fits Models: JOHN DEERE LT133, LT150, LT155, LT160, LT166 and LT180 with 38 and 42C decks
Specs: Application:Deck Length:114 1/4″ Type:Covered Width:1/2″

What are the two belts on a riding lawn mower?

Most mowers have at least two drive belts. There are two belts on most riding lawnmowers. One belt connects the transmission of the lawn tractor to the driveshaft pulley and the other belt connects the mower deck to the driveshaft pulley.

How long does a riding mower belt last?

Good mower belts should last for about 3- 4 years. If you don’t have a quality mower belt, you need to get one to use it for this long.

How do you adjust the belt on a John Deere riding lawn mower?

Loosen the center bolt on the transmission drive belt idler arm, but do not remove it. Holding the top of the center bolt-head with the combination wrench while loosening the retaining nut on the underside with a socket wrench is the next task. Push the idler arm forward to align the adjustment bolt holes.

What does the drive belt do on a riding mower?

The ground drive belt connects the engine crankshaft to the transaxle pulley to drive the rear wheels. If the belt breaks, the lawn tractor won’t move. If the belt is worn, the lawn tractor moves sluggishly because the belt slips on the pulley.

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

So, with the mower deck removed from the tractor, the “drive belt” would be the one still on the tractor. The mower deck itself will still have the internal “deck belt” which if you turn one blade by hand, all blades turn because that deck belt is what connects and drives all the blades together.