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ss74nova

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ss74nova

Thanks guys. With multiple tractors it's too expensive for the Simplicity brand all the time. My LL101 has all Simplicity belts on it. I may try the Gates brand for my others.

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GLPointon

Theres no doubt the oldest belts on my machines are the "Simplicity" brand belts, I dont know who makes them for Simp but they're worth the $...

Beyond that I have good luck with the "Kevlar" belts from TSC...

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Talntedmrgreen
quote:Originally posted by GLPointon

I have good luck with the "Kevlar" belts from TSC...


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id="quote">Ditto...not a single complaint, plus they carry every size known to man, and I can grab 10 of them, find the one that fits, and bring the other 9 back (slight exageration, but it's convenient).I do like Napa's service though, and prefer to support them because of it. I use two Napa's...one near work, and one near home...both have top-notch employees. They are common sense, mechanically-minded folks, not the Auto-zone "what model car do you have?" type.

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ss74nova

Thanks for the info Josh.

I found that RockAuto.com was the cheapest for the gates belts. I ordered 5 belts so the shipping charge wasn't too bad. Found a good site for cross reference of belts. Just type in the Simplicity # & hit enter & a whole bunch of belt brands show up. I think they have blades too & other stuff.

http://www.smallengineequipmentparts.com/oem/2108209

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powerking_one

Timothy,

I purchased a Tractor Supply Pix brand (made in India) Kelvar belt for the 48" deck (FDT) that was totally rebuilt and it ended up self-destructing after only about 20 hours of use. There were no signs of mechanical alignment/idler/chaff/spring tension or other issues to have caused this. I replaced it with a Stens True Blue Kevlar one and so far so good.

My 2 cents worth,

Tom (PK)

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donmoore1904

This is a great thread. I only have one tractor, and I can imagine that supplying a small fleet and using Simplicity belts would bite into the retirement fund. I only tried a non-Simplicity belt once for my transmission drive, and it was just slightly too large. So I currently have all Simplicity (and I agree they are excellent) - but this thread gives me great places to choose from if I choose to stray in the future sm01 I like supporting NAPA like someone else mentioned.

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