|Husqvarna Lawn Tractor Parts|
144959 Replacement belt made with Aramid fiber (Kevlar) . For Craftsman, Poulan, Husqvanra, Wizard, more.
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9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Good buy! Easy to install Jul 13, 2012
By John F Polanc
As a 'handy' novice I was very concerned to take on installing a belt on my Craftman riding mower. The estimate was $200-300 for pickup-fix-delivery from two local repair shops. Well, I 'gambled' on this belt and won!! I had taken a few hours to look for the challenge but couldn't see any. I thought I must be missing the problem but it would become obvious when the belt arrived. A spring loaded pulley made the install a 15 minute snap ! It was so easy I laughed. It's been a month and still working as expected. I'm now ordering a 'drive belt' and hope for the same 'quick' success. (Note - seven years ago I did spend the big bucks to have the repair shop overhaul my mower to include belts.... in the Spring they lasted 5 minutes because it was done wrong)
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Inferior product. Jun 09, 2013
By hunt more often
I ordered this belt because it was listed with a Kevlar composition. It seemed to work fine for a while, but after putting the mower in some tall grass it burned and then broke after a short time. My factory belt lasted 10 years. This seems to be an inferior product. I would not recommend this product.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Good Product! Very Cooperative Seller! Apr 13, 2010
"Ed & Carole G."
This is an excellent belt, it's made of high quality material and works very well in my Craftsman riding mower. It is priced considerably below the equivalent belt from Craftsman.
Even though this is a low priced item, the seller went out of his way to correct my mistake and send me the proper belt, for which I very much appreciate!
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
perfect fit, works so far... Aug 15, 2013
The belt I received (in mid-August, 2013) came in a sleeve that says "K-Force OEM Replacement Belt - Sears/Roper/AYP Belt A-130801 - Exact OEM replacement belt." Look up Sears/Roper AYP Belt A-130801 and you find different brands, i.e., not just K-Force. Some descriptions say something about Kevlar, some don't (one site says, " Most of our lawn mower & specialty belts are Kevlar reinforced," but doesn't say if the one in question is Kevlar reinforced). I just needed to replace a belt for a Craftsman riding mower the manual for which calls for V-belt part 144959. The belt I received fits perfect and worked perfect on the first use, the only use so far, to mow 1 1/4 acres. I will update this review if I have a problem (and I will be mowing till November this year...).
Since you'll most likely be removing your mower deck to put this belt on, plan ahead if you need to change and/or sharpen blades and of course take advantage of the opportunity to scrape the interior of the deck from all the mud and grass, etc., that's stuck down there. Took me less than 1/2 hour (of sweating and swearing) to remove the deck, scrape it, put the new belt on, and reattach the deck. (The V-belts for the mower model I have are not adjustable, so I didn't have to make adjustments.) Started mowing and it worked perfect right away.
Before ordering this belt I considered paying Sears' premium price for one (currently $34.99 at the Sears Parts Direct site, plus shipping unless I drive 60 miles and back to pick it up). The packaging for this belt makes no mention of a warranty, so I figure that unless it breaks within 30 days, I'd be unable to get a refund (Amazons' 30 day return policy is excellent in my experience, even for marketplace sellers). And as I say, I will update this review should I experience any problems. I think my last belt (which I did buy from Sears) lasted me 10 years. I'll be happy if this one lasts me two years though I of course hope it lasts ten (I hope my mower lasts that long too!).
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Fits and works great! Oct 18, 2013
Replaced the belt since I had the deck off for maintenance and a couple of new pulleys anyway. This belt was a perfect replacement. I've mowed an acre 3 or 4 times since it was installed.
NOTE: You MUST install the belt correctly or it will get chewed up, regardless of brand. There is a routing diagram sticker on the mower deck. Also make sure that you get the belt under the belt guides properly. If the belt is rubbing on a belt guide then the belt will fail quickly.
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