We have an RZT50 Cub Cadet mower that uses an MTD belt, p/n 954-04044. This belt sells for approx $35-40. This belt measures approx 133" outside diameter.
The one that was on there broke, the other day. None of my local lawn mower shops or auto parts places had a reference to this belt. Nor could they match it when I took it in. The only way I could get it was to have our Cub Cadet service center order one.
Granted the ends are jagged, but it measures approx 132".
I'm now trying to find a standard belt that costs less, and is available.
There are A-128s, A-133s, and A-135s that are standard, and they cost approx $6ea.
How do I cross the MTD belt p/n to a standard belt so I can get them at my local NAPA store? Should I just try using an A-133 and see if it works? We have a slop factor which the idler arm can accommodate.