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If the belt comes off a riding lawn mower...will it still cut grass

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Probably not.

I would expect to find two belts on a riding mower; one to drive the riding lawn mower (lets call this the DRIVER) and one to drive the actual mower part (lets call this the MOWER).

To answer your question one way, if the driver belt is off, it will still cut grass, but you cant move the mower. If the mower belt is off, it will move but not cut the grass.

If your belt is broken, take it to an automotive parts store or garden equipment place for replacement. You might also support a FixYa.com advertiser.

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Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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    Oh ... does he need a helper??? ;-)



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The belt turns the mower blades so the short answer is ,no.

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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