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I needed a new belt for my lawnmower, a Bobcat zero turn. The belt is for the hydraulic pumps, not the cutter deck. I wanted to support the local dealer and get a quality part so I went to the local Bobcat dealer. The price was less than what I expected at $22. But, is this a generic belt? Or do they get the belts in bulk and package them? [Linked Image] [Linked Image]
 
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If it's not labelled with a manufacturer, by definition it's generic.
 
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^ Only because they follow the Snap-on pricing model. I would never ever reward a company by paying that price, and after seeing what it costs, wouldn't buy that brand again on principle.
 
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Originally Posted by Dave9
^ Only because they follow the Snap-on pricing model. I would never ever reward a company by paying that price, and after seeing what it costs, wouldn't buy that brand again on principle.
I checked, yes there are generic belts cheaper in price but by the time you pay for freight, there's not much in savings. Amazon and ebay are priced about the same. I would bet that belt is OEM from his dealer and the price is not that unreasonable. I don't know of any dealers near me selling generic parts.
 
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the 3919 is the length and cross section code. I bought generic from E-Bay and the guy's site was all about belts sized by the code. I ordered the wrong size or the guy shipped me the wrong part. Anyway, the back and forth , was an education on belts.
 
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Originally Posted by Dave9
^ Only because they follow the Snap-on pricing model. I would never ever reward a company by paying that price, and after seeing what it costs, wouldn't buy that brand again on principle.
I checked, yes there are generic belts cheaper in price but by the time you pay for freight, there's not much in savings. Amazon and ebay are priced about the same. I would bet that belt is OEM from his dealer and the price is not that unreasonable. I don't know of any dealers near me selling generic parts.

No they aren't near the same excessive marked up price, nowhere near $100 delivered.

Here's one for $22 delivered, if it's an M84505, or search that # on Amazon and there's an entire page under $40 delivered:

You can even get the OEM brand, for $45 delivered on ebay:

The 261 deck uses a standard B-147, 5/8" to 21/32" range x 150" v-belt. There's nothing special about it. You can even get a major brand like Gates B-147 on ebay for about $35-45 delivered.
 
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