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    Default Re: Victa mulchmaster 560

    Are you having belt issues with the Gravely Paul? Mine seem to last well. I change them at 500 hrs but they don't show any signs of breaking. Mines got a hex belt for the main deck belt & a cogged belt for the chute side spindle.
    I think I've only replaced the hydro belt once, prob at about 1200 hrs.

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    Default Re: Victa mulchmaster 560

    no, they're still looking good (its under 400hrs) l'm just having a Murphys Law moment.......if its gonna happen, it'll be in the middle of xmas madness




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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye View Post
    no, they're still looking good (its under 400hrs) l'm just having a Murphys Law moment.......if its gonna happen, it'll be in the middle of xmas madness
    And now that you have spares you'll never have to change one
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    And now that you have spares you'll never have to change one

    Its like having roadside assist for the car, if you have it you'll never need it or any insurance really.

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    Default Re: Victa mulchmaster 560

    yep - been in NRMA for over 30 years, never needed them




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    Are these kevlar belts okay or do I need to look at a specific brand?

    (It's for a ride on mower deck)

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283130109248

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    Default Re: Victa mulchmaster 560

    A lot of yanks use pix belts - make sure your belt size is right -we measure inside, usa measure outside, so check with manufacturer (l've bought wrong ones b4) l've been buying from https://au-vbeltguys.glopalstore.com..._US&utm_term=a




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    Default Re: Victa mulchmaster 560

    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye View Post
    A lot of yanks use pix belts - make sure your belt size is right -we measure inside, usa measure outside, so check with manufacturer (l've bought wrong ones b4) l've been buying from https://au-vbeltguys.glopalstore.com..._US&utm_term=a

    Thanks, I didn't know that
    I usually order A42 from asian sellers on eBay / Amazon so will have to double check but looks like they should be inner measurements too

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    Default Re: Victa mulchmaster 560

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris B View Post
    Are these kevlar belts okay or do I need to look at a specific brand?

    (It's for a ride on mower deck)

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/283130109248
    Put a kelvlar belt on a cox 32" and the vibration was terrible had to take it of and put the cheap rubber back on, the belt was to stiff and caused the deck to shake aggressivly. The short time i had, it wore a grove in the the aluminimun pully and had to replce that $$$. never had a issue with kevlar belts on a 3 disc ride on with steel pulleys they are a different setup. after all that I would never go to kelvlar again it cost me money. Rubber belts are fine, just have the tension on them, belt grip and listen to the machine if they start slipping your breaking it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macka View Post
    Put a kelvlar belt on a cox 32" and the vibration was terrible had to take it of and put the cheap rubber back on, the belt was to stiff and caused the deck to shake aggressivly. The short time i had, it wore a grove in the the aluminimun pully and had to replce that $$$. never had a issue with kevlar belts on a 3 disc ride on with steel pulleys they are a different setup. after all that I would never go to kelvlar again it cost me money. Rubber belts are fine, just have the tension on them, belt grip and listen to the machine if they start slipping your breaking it.
    Thanks, good to know.
    I usually go the cheap rubber ones too but I've had 4 seperate orders coming from asia that have all been delayed and refunded due to virus etc. I don't know if I'll actually still get them or not but thought I'd try a kevlar to save hassle. They're for the grandstand with 3 blades and steel pulleys so hopefully they'll be alright

    I always use the cheap belts cost 8 bux delivered but maybe that's why i burn through one every few months

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye View Post
    A lot of yanks use pix belts - make sure your belt size is right -we measure inside, usa measure outside, so check with manufacturer (l've bought wrong ones b4) l've been buying from https://au-vbeltguys.glopalstore.com..._US&utm_term=a
    I've bought wrong ones too. They are now ornaments hanging in the shed.

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    Default Re: Victa mulchmaster 560

    They are now ornaments hanging in the shed.

    me too lol




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    Default Re: Victa mulchmaster 560

    Anyone still using the kevlar belts on the 560,mines resting until spring so i haven't had the chance to see what sort of life they're giving

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